Weekend Distance

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/200 sec, ISO32
“Under the Tracks” Cedar Park, 2021

The marathon training schedule I am following suggested a 7-mile “long run” this weekend, but I felt like I should up the mileage from last week’s distance so I went for a 14-mile run along Brushy Creek Regional Trail. I felt really good, especially because at about the halfway point (where I turn around and head home), there’s a water fountain and bathroom. What a huge difference that made!

Anyways, it was only 49° F when I started so I wore my Uniqlo leggings on and my old thrift-store Adidas pullover. With that combo, I am pretty comfortable running in the 50-60 degree range. Yay.

Regarding the training schedule, I think I will follow the schedule for rest days, but will use the recommended distances as a guideline. We’ll see how that goes. 😄

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/1700 sec, ISO32
“Sunrise” Cedar Park, 2021

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A New Lantern

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“Two Lanterns” Cedar Park, 2021

Today I bought a new Lamplight oil lantern at the local sporting goods store. It was only $10, so I figured, why not? I love my blue Dietz Little Wizard lantern and use it almost every day as one would use a candle, and now I have a smaller lantern as well. The light from the new lantern is not quite as bright, since it uses a 3/8″ wick vs the 5/8″ wick of the Dietz, but it’s cute and both lanterns’ flames produce a really soothing light. I love them so much!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/45 sec, ISO800
“Riesling and Lantern” Cedar Park, 2021

Check-Up

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“Inspection Station” Cedar Park, 2021

This morning I took Sana the Subaru to get her annual inspection. She gets her checkup more often than I do… I need to find a new doctor actually. Gotta get on that!

Thanksgiving Meal

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“Thanksgiving Plate” Cedar Park, 2021

Here’s this year’s obligatory Thanksgiving meal photo. Besides turkey, we had oyster dressing, mac n cheese, macaroni salad, au-gratin potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce.

The sides were all yummy, but this year’s turkey was pretty lackluster. Turkey is a bland meat anyways and I think I’ve come around to the opinion that I’d rather have a different type of main dish for Thanksgiving. Or even maybe a non-traditional turkey breast recipe is in order. I wouldn’t mind trying that plus something like pork loin or beef tri-tip. Something to think about for next year.

One thing will never change is the oyster dressing. I love it so much!

Thanksgiving Visit

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“Slippers” Cedar Park, 2021

Bay came home from college for Thanksgiving. I was very happy to see him. Even though he is only a few hours away by car, it sometimes seems like he is a world away. So it’s so nice when he comes home. I actually watch his icon on google maps (we have location sharing on) and as I see him get closer to home, I get more and more excited, just like a little kid. 😅

Today’s photo is of his slippers (on the right) next to mine. I like it that he brought them home to use while he’s here. Unfortunately, he can only stay a couple of days because he’s so busy with school – in fact, he’s spending most of his time in his room working on school projects. But even so, it’s heartwarming to know that he’s home.