I have met my deadline and turned in the first draft of the Operation Beautiful book! I might have to make revisions very soon, but for this moment â€“ I am DONE! 🙂
The Husband asked me how I would like to celebrate, and I replied, â€œTRAIL RUN!â€
Trail runs are my FAVORITE! I love how low-pressure a trail run is. I donâ€™t think about my time; I just enjoy my surroundings.
We went to the nearby Moss Park and ran 3.25 miles along the Split Oak Trail.
We literally were running in the middle of nowhere â€“ we didnâ€™t see a single other soul. We did run into over fifteen whitetail deer! I loved to watch them bounce away when we came up on them! :)
When we found this huge, peaceful lake, I was so happy. We just stood in front of it for a few minutes and listened to the birds cry and the fish jump out of the water.
Not to be all sappy, but as I come up on my 1 year wedding anniversary, I just want to say that I AM SO HAPPY with the Husband. The last six years have not always been perfect, but we are at a wonderful stage of our relationship and feel closer everyday. Sometimes I get e-mails from people who think we are â€œperfect,â€ and I just want to say that we are not perfectâ€¦ but we work on our relationship. Thatâ€™s the best kind of love, I think. I wish all of you the kind of happiness we have together!
Plus, he runs with me now, which is awesome!
One thing I need to get for my trail runs is a pair of trail sneakers. I just wear my regular road sneakers and tie them every tight (and pray my ankle doesnâ€™t roll). Iâ€™d really like to do more trail runs (and races) and definitely need the proper equipment. My Brooks Summons arenâ€™t cutting it!
â€˜Twas a lovely way to wrap up a very big day for me!
My afternoon snacks included a bananaâ€¦
A Glo Barâ€¦
And dinner was vegetarian baked beans (big portion!), roasted red potatoes, and a yummy salad. I gave some of the beans and potatoes to the Husband after I started to eat. This is a BIG plate! 🙂
I am currently drinking a glass of red wine and watching Love Actually to get into the holiday spirit.
Have a wonderful night!