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windows of opportunity

Monday, August 19, 2013

sunday dawned just like the weather report said it would - fierce wind, pouring rain. nothing anyone would want to go out in, not even the proverbial duck. but the hourly forecast promised a window of sunshine at about 1 pm, maybe one or two hours long. and sure enough, the sun came out - more or less. and i shook a dozing DH and said we'd better get out then and there or it wasn't going to happen. and so we did. no high hopes of going far, figuring the rain would return, but the weather held, and we lengthened the walk a couple of times, until finally we decided to go "the big loop" - about 7 miles, including an extra leg we added before we knew we'd go all the way around the long way. it was lovely out, though we could see the dark clouds piling up to the north. we were on the right side of the storm this time, though we hadn't been so lucky a few days ago, when we got caught in a hailstorm. that time we stopped in to visit friends while the worst of the storm passed, and on the way home, it looked like this:



the clouds were just as black on sunday, but we stayed lucky. and dry. and we wound up counting roadside flowers, 29 different varieties by the time we reached home. the last mile or so we picked a few:



we ran the same loop today, the flowers just as beautiful, a sunnier day. today's window of opportunity? soaking up some sunshine at the beach, where we found another bouquet:



all in all, two good days.

miles walked: 13.1 emoticon
miles run: 6.6 emoticon

total miles this week: 19.7
total steps this week: 42,236

keep on trekking...
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KANOE10 8/20/2013 9:29AM

    What a lovely place to run and so many flowers. Those were definitely worthwhile windows of opportunity!

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ROXYZMOM 8/19/2013 8:45PM

    What a beautiful place to run! I bet your DH was glad you woke him up! LOL

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/19/2013 8:28PM

    What a great peek through YOUR window on life. Beautiful, and what great country to be active in!

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BONIDALE 8/19/2013 2:12PM

    What a beautiful place.

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