That moment when you think you got a head start on something and you realize you really didn’t? That’s just one thing I’m Thinking Out Loud about today.
The title refers to a Girl Scout and always being prepared — clearly, I am not! Although I was a Girl Scout. Right up into High School.
Blogger was really bugging me
I kept writing comments, pushing post, and then I’d get an error page that told me to reload. And of course my comment had gone up to the big comment hole in the cloud. This was happening on multiple blogs.
I took to copying my comment before hitting post in precaution.
Of course it stopped happening.
And could someone please explain to me how to get my avatar to show up on blogger sites? I’m signed up with Gravatar, but it doesn’t seem to work with Blogger, although as far as I can tell it works with everything else.
I thought I gave myself enough time
I’ve started the process of gathering up everything I need for my next half. Not clothes, because I won’t have any clue of weather until we’re a lot closer (and probably not even then), but food, supplements (for me & Lola, because we’re bringing Lola with us — her second half!), any running gear I don’t need between now and then.
That moment when I realized that we’re actually taking a bit of vacation time before the half . . .
I’m still feeling calm about getting ready, but we’ll talk again next week. I’m always calm about it . . . until I’m not.
Color me happy
Another part of my preparation for my half is researching restaurants. We’re staying in a relatively small town close to the half, and Maine is known for its lobsters, lobster rolls, and fried everything beach food.
So I was very happy to find a sushi restaurant that got decent reviews right in our little town. Sushi is my preferred pre long run/race meal. It’s fueled a lot of long runs and races!
Speaking of color . . .
Cute outfit of the week! Yes, I was in a dressing room at the time, but this was what I was wearing that day and I just thought I’d share (none of it was new, either!). It was an oddly neutral outfit for me –not an odd outfit, mind you, but I like to wear color usually.
So you’ve probably heard that stripes are not your friends. The truth is that’s not always the case. Since these stripes go in a lot of different directions, they’re very flattering. Vertical and diagonal stripes can be very flattering, too: it all depends on the angle.
Horizontal stripes? Rarely flattering, but there are exceptions, again, it’s all about the placement.
I so rarely wear heels anymore, but I needed a bit of heel to pull off the midi skirt without looking like a little person. Those shoes are really comfortable, though! And the nude color helps make my legs look longer.
And finally a faux leather moto style jacket to give the outfit a little edge.
Is a quiet house unsafe?
We lost our guard dog when we lost Chester. Seriously, Lola will bark if she hears another dog, or she’ll growl a bit when she sees another dog on our walks.
Inside? She almost never barks. Twice in the last week I forgot something and had to come back in after leaving. Not a peep. In fact, she never came out of the bedroom where she was busy demolishing her kong to even see just who had come into the house!
Chester took his guard dog duties very seriously. Heck, he always barked when we left or came home! Lola is always waiting for us when we come home, and she might whine to let us know she was lonely, but there’s no barking.
That’s a good and a bad thing.
I didn’t take any photos of her this week, so I gave you Gizmo enjoying his heated bed instead.
What’s your favorite pre long run/race meal?
Is your dog a good guard dog?
I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her: