Friday, October 17, 2014

.:run to the hills:.

ok, now, how dumb is the idea of run and hills in the same sentence?!? I know... worse even: how dumb is for a person with asthma deciding to take the route suggested by a vertically challenged person after listening to you rolling with laughter at a toddler's unplanned joke about her height?!?

yeah, thought so too... sooo... week 2 was a complete failure (well not COMPLETE, but as in was abandoned halfway, more specifically when all the way looked like thisVVVV)


on the minus side, I turned off the track for week 2 10 minutes in... on the plus side, I didn't turn back and put on week 1 track again after the 5 minutes warm up... yeah, and this is for the sake of honesty...

also, for the sake of honesty, I spent half training plotting on how to get back to my MiL for suggesting this road, and the other half considering it would be a wise think to carry my inhaler on the jacket pocket... yeah... and just because I'm that pig-headed I completed the half hour all the way up, starting to come back down only when it was cool down time...

now, as I know most of you don't care a bit about the running updates and are here only to keep up with the pea's growth I'll drop a photo from this week's events...


uhum, autumn has settled down... and hubby is going fishing on saturday, so you know what they say, sub him into happiness so all the fish gets cleaned ON the boat... ;) guess sunday it will be white wine then...

happy beginning of the weekend for you!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

.:chocolat:.

a quick update to say that there's still hope in the world!

this morning I didn't manage to have my cup of coffee (I know, outrageous) before darting out of the door pulling an enraged toddler by the hand into a brand new day... my escape route was to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while reading a bit and waiting for the library to open in about an hour...

so, there I am, sipping, reading, yawning, repeat, when a gentleman arrives - and by gentleman I mean a REAL gentleman who must have been about 80... he is surprised by a young person (oh, how that warmed my little heart, young? me? snif, snif) reading an actual book (paperback, printed letters, cover and the whole thing) instead of texting... despairing thought acknowledging that books are taking the same route as vinyl aside, we engaged in conversation... he told me about his new found passion: taking part in a choir, "voci de pasubio", and I complimented him because the choir is an actual sensation all around... we talked about books, and cups of coffee, and rainy autumn mornings...

by the end of the hour he was happy to have found such a pretty amiable young lady (awnn, how people used to be  flattering in the good old days) and offered me the chocolate... I thanked him and we parted ways, smiling...

the autumn mornings are always a little veiled and damp and cold... yesterday I managed to go out and get to train a bit... it was the third day up the hills around here... so I guess I'm quite ready to move on to week 2... ^^

the afternoons are usually warm and bright, but the dark arrives all too quickly making me lazy and willing to sleep pretty early... that is the season...