As I mentioned last week, my boys were both invited to the Sadie Hawkins Winter Homecoming dance on Saturday night and I was overthinking the flowers. As I tend to do. But I shouldn't have, because I have a friend who does arrangements and of course she came through with gorgeous, perfect corsages!
|So, so, so pretty.|
|Big Boy and his beautiful date figuring out the boutonniere.|
|Little Boy's date was so excited about her corsage! I heard later that some of her friends were jealous of how pretty the flowers were (and how thoughtful her date was).|
After staying up way, way, waaaaaaaaay too late on Saturday (because of course I wanted to hear all about the dance!), I got up way, way, way too early on Sunday to meet a friend for a long and dirty run. I haven't been on the trails for such a long time and I've been missing the dirt like you can't believe. My friend is running her first 50K on the same course where UltraIronHubs and I ran the Gold Rush 50K last May. She gets to run the course in reverse, though, which I think would be very pleasant with the net downhill. This was her first preview of the terrain and I hope it was something of a confidence-building run for her.
|It wasn't a very clear day, but the views were still spectacular!|
|There's an old movie set on this trail. So cool!|
|That's a fair amount of climbing for an 18 mile run!|
I'm not going to show you a picture of the tick, because it didn't bite me in an especially photo-friendly place. And before you go there, I'll clarify that it was on the side of my hip, thankyouverymuch. Still not a photo I want to splash on the internet because apparently I do have boundaries. I know you're happy to hear that, since it's been unclear up to this point. Here's a link to the last time I picked up a blood-sucking passenger. Interestingly, on the exact same trail and almost the exact same spot!