Wednesday, March 20, 2013

PNW running - Birch Bay

My Saturday long run was going to be 7 miles at Birch Bay, Washington. I usually try to do my longer runs on Saturday's. At this point in my training my goal is to run somewhere between 5 and 10 miles for my long weekend run. I started and ended at the Bay Cafe (btw, wonderful place to eat). I went out & back two different directions - 2 miles towards the State park, back to the cafe, and then 1 1/2 miles towards Semiahmoo and back.


It was a wet and windy start -


Some views from my run -







as you can see it tried to lighten up, but by the time I was done it was 
back to 
dark skies, wind and rain.

I enjoyed it thoroughly!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Google reading no more

The last time I opened my iGoogle page and my Google reader I got the message that they will soon be no more.

I have however made the transition from Google reader to feedly. I love it. It sync'd my reading list effortlessly. I really like the way I can customize it for myself.

ah ha....I have now found an alternative reader for my ever growing blog reading list. I can read it on my laptop with any browser and they also have a free app for iPhones.

Here's a link with info. on the transition:
 http://blog.feedly.com/2013/03/14/google-reader/

Happy days are here again.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The cutest little Burro

There is a little Burro and a couple horses just down the road from us, 
they are always together and are fed near the fence along the road.


Whenever I run or bicycle past them, I like to stop and have a chat. 
For some reason I just love that little Burro,

Hello there, little Burro
and whenever he's there, 
for some reason he makes my day seem happier!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Blue skies for our "Grey" Pacific Northwest

People in other parts of the United States or the World may not understand just how long and grey our winters are here in the Pacific Northwest, but when we get an early "almost" spring brilliant BLUE sky day it is almost more than we can bear. We all go squinting around because the sun is too bright for our poor sun deprived eyes.
This is what it usually looks like here -


and here's a look at what I woke up to today, spectacular!


Now where are those sunglasses, I know I put them somewhere........

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Training our Malamute

Ever since our Malamute "Lexis" was a pup she hasn't liked when people purse or pucker their lips. The first time my husband did it around her she took off running down the hallway in our house like she was scared to death. We haven't been able to figure out why. I should do some research on Malamutes and see if it's a reaction to something the mother does around them when they are pups. We started buying dried Duck treats for her and found that she REALLY loved them. My husband had been telling our granddaughters that they were really good and actually would be a great (people) trail snack for when we're out hiking or for them to put in their pockets when they're skiing. They aren't sold on it and think it's not for them. So when we discovered how much Lexis loved these treats we thought aha here's our chance to train her to not be frightened when people pucker their lips. My husband would put the treat in his mouth and pucker and she would have to take it from him to get it. It took 10 years to figure out how to get her to not be quite so frightened. You can see in this video we made for our granddaughters (because they can't believe that he would eat her doggie treats), that she is still a bit apprehensive about taking it from his mouth. So here's proof that they are tasty to man and beast! Enjoy my goofy husband & our sweet "Lexis"-

video

Yes, I took a break from my blog, I'm regularly trying to decide if the blogging world is for me. Luckily Blogger gives me 90 days to make up my mind before it's gone for ever.  So here I am again, for who knows how long.................