OH GOLLY, AUGUST IS NOW IN THE BUILDING!
PHOTOS in this VIDEO:
This little video blog is against the backdrop of my mountain.
. On Friday morning I got up at 5:00 a.m. and the mountain was just starting to show her colors. The clouds were just spectacular and they moved quickly. It was also like watching the back scene work during a musical. The changing of the clouds was rapid and mesmerizing. Every picture here was taken between 5:00 a.m. and about 6:45 a.m. LOL. I was almost late to work because I did not want to miss anything. I was off the hook when at about 6;45 a.m. the fog rolled in completely and the mountain disappeared and temptation to stick around lifted.
MUSIC: Ensemble Pachmama
A FEW WORDS before you watch the video:
When I welcome new SP members, I often let them know that setting up their SP page and writing blogs is one of the best avenues to give and get support. It's one of the key ways that our sphere of influence and friendship expands. I am fairly certain that were it not for all the comments that I get consistently on SP, my journey would have taken some detours several times.
Often when I have been down or frustrated, the tide turned when I got a pick-me-up from a friend here. And, the words that are shared become part of the fabric of who I am. As I was thinking about my August goals, I realized that my Sp friends were front and center. I decided to include quotes from several of my SP friends because the ARE part of my motivation. Here I am at Blog 224 and so much of what you have said has resonated and lifted me up.
DISCLAIMER: The danger in putting something like this together is that I may hurt someone's feelings for not including them. I simply ran out of space. Please know that I appreciate every comment that is posted. I want to thank all of the following whom I did not include in the video.. I could not have done this without you.
I tried adding slides with ALL your names, but I was limited to 80 characters so the video got too long. So I've included you here for posterity. THANK YOU: 4DOGNIGHT, AMBUDMAN, ANNE1123, ARCHIMEDESII, BBAHONORS, BILLTMAN, BKWHITE3, BOOKAPHILE, BUGGYS, CAPETERSON, CAWESTY, CHRYS13, CORNWALLCATE, DENIJA, FITMARY, GEODAWG, GERBALMAMMA, GIANTPANDA, GILDEDCROW, GINGER1OF16, GOOFYGIRL48, HAVALOVER, HEALTHY4ME, HOKIEJEN13, HRSECRZY, IMSMILEY88, IUSECRAYONS, KIMBERLEY60, KLEONIKI, KOFFEENUT, KRISKECK, LBIMAMMA, MEGANGOWENS, MONTANA_ED, MOVINITMORE, MRSJERRYBUSH, OLDMOM3, PATRISNA, PRINCESSNURSE, PUTOFFPUTON, ROCKYCPA, ROOT4HOME, SUSIEMILO, STARTWME, THIAGRAM, THINRONNA, WILDFLOWERR_, WINE4GIRL, WYWIWOMAN
, BAGGYPANTS5, BETH-CAN-DO-IT, CALIFSHEWOLF, COOKME123, EATOMANY, ELSEEBEE, GEINAHG0757, HAWKEYERANT, JULIEIRENE, JUNEPA, KALIGIRL, KASEYCOFF, LIVE2RUN4LIFE, LKEITHO, MARENAMOO, MERALO, MMS354, MONTY68, NEW-CAZ, OLD_WINDBAG, PENNYAN45, REJ7777, SEEHOLZ, SHERLYN-WILL, SHERWOODCYCLER, SUGIRL06, WALKINGANNIE, MVRANA, RITAROSE, PUDLECRAZY
QUOTE: "Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." ~Madeline Bridges
MANTRA: FAITH. FIT: FOCUS:
TRI-ing: A total of 99 days to train. Today is Day 65. Days til race #1: 34!
Long Bike Ride
PHOTO OF THE DAY: See above