Monthly Archives: August 2012

Trail Running

Last night I went out with my group for a trail run.   A lot of the members of the group are out of town for weekend races.  A lot of them went to Pocatello for a marathon.  Some others … Continue reading

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My race is one month from today.  I took the above photo before the start of the same race last year.  It was a beauty.  But a hard, hard, race.  I am now training hard (5 miles last night, over … Continue reading

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Who is a Prophet?

Today is the Feast of St. John the Baptist.  The above is an icon of him, I wish I could say it is one of mine, but I am not that good…. which is totally what icon writing is NOT … Continue reading

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The Feast of St. Augustine

Today is the Feast of St. Augustine.  Yesterday was the Feast of St. Monica, his mother.  Their stories are intertwined and very compelling.  I always had a sneaking suspicion that St. Augustine was an alcoholic, but I think that was … Continue reading

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At the Meeting

This is my daughter, leaving the meeting on her motorcycle.  She says its “cute from far, but far from cute.”  It cost her $200. and is now her primary transportation.  Oh, I don’t like seeing my dear one on this … Continue reading

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The Joy of Saturday Morning

Eight hard miles today.  It was so good.  Eight hard miles with my most difficult person.  It was so good.  We kind of got stuck with each other when our common friend peeled off at 2 miles.  We were both … Continue reading

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In My Wheelhouse

OK, so I’m being disgusting.  I was so impressed by the amount of sweat on that shirt after my run last night!  I usually wear clothes that don’t really show the sweat.  And I usually don’t have short hair.  You … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

One day last week, while on a work related errand, I walked across the capital grounds.  I noticed the engraved “one mile above sea level” on the steps to the capital, and like a tourist in my own life, I … Continue reading

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Rose on Fire

Last night I was wandering around the neighborhood and this rose caught my attention.  It is in my beloved neighbor’s garden.  I didn’t realize the camera flash was on, and I was stunned to see what it did to this … Continue reading

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Tuesday thoughts, or lack thereof.

My feet are soaking in the creek after my ten miles on Saturday.  That part of the day was awesome. I was sitting on a rock in the stream, similar to the ones pictured here. I worked at home yesterday, … Continue reading

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