Saturday, October 8, 2011

Something strange happened yesterday. I was locked out of my gmail account and my blog. I felt more loss over the blog and immediately started a new one on Wordpress.

Well my rights were reestablished, but not before I realized how much I liked Wordpress.

So I'm going to cool it on the "Hawkeye Among the Razorbacks" because I am so much more than that now.

So please head on over to to hear about my adventures as a runner, midwesterner in the south, a wife, dog owner, daughter, aunt, friend, coffee drinker...



Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Bibliophiles met for the first time last night at Hjem. There was good food, new art up and wonderful conversation. Some gut wrenching laughs too :)

My coworkers, T. & J. And i are the founding members but more are to come :)

I've been looking forward to this for a while. I was in a book club when I lived in Champagne-Urbana and really enjoyed the gatherings we had and the friends I made.

For the first book, we have selected "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work" by Alain de Bottom. It's non fiction, of which I have read very little of so this will a good step for me.

We shall see :)


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My week day mornings consist of about 10 minutes of trying to wake up, 30-40 minutes of running, 30-40 minutes of showering, eating breakfast, feeding the animals and picking up the house and 10 minutes of walking to the bus stop.


I love the craziness of them. The cold run, the warm shower, the sleepy smile that my husband and dog give me. The smell of my coffee and cereal that I wolf down in order to make my bus on time. It’s almost an meditation.



Happy Wednesday, all



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Date night.

Grilled veggies and Blue Moon.

A deep velvet Autumn sky.



Monday, October 3, 2011

I had one of those Sundays where nothing gets done and nothing is planned.

We all have to have those once in a while, right? Just to keep us on our toes.

An impromptu brunch, followed by all the men working on a car for the rest of the afternoon. Ah well. Good visiting got done on my end :) now onto a hopefully productive week :)


Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's been one of those weekends where not a lot was going on.

All the activity was happening on Dickson street with BBBBQ and usually a third of the town runs for the hills when that happens. It's beenp blissfully quiet.

Al and I got our holiday reservations taken care of for Christmas. Now we can just concentrate on totally deserving the break ;-)


Saturday, October 1, 2011

I ran 16 miles this morning.

This isn't the first time I've done it. I'm training for my fourth marathon. And of course it's a good 10.2 miles short of a full marathon. I still have a ways to go before I'll be ready to run Tulsa 2012.

I'm always amazed at my strength as the mileage begins to climb and am so lucky to gave two amazing running buddies, S. And L. They keep me going and inspired :)