Monday, April 24, 2017

Hwy 101 and more

I am here googling away for all of the places that I might want to see when I hit the road with Laddie, I know there are so many amazing places in my neck of the woods that I haven't taken the time to go out and see or learn about.
As it turns out there are many do's and don't to road trips and staying in your car over night, who knew!? I am pretty excited about turning my little Escape into a mini camper for Laddie and I for several days. Anyone have any suggestions for this that I might not have read about? I have already figured out how to take out the seat cushions in the back to give me almost 8 more inches of headroom so that I can easily lay flat, Laddie just sleeps in a tiny ball... no concerns there lol. Just living in masses of Laddie hair all over the car for several days may drive me bonkers but it will so be worth it in the end.
I would love to get in a few hikes/trail runs on my trip as well and check out some awesome view points along they way.
Places that have been suggested and that I have also been considering, hwy 101, Alaska,driving up to Banff (however, may still be too early to head there yet), Walla Wall, maybe a cidery or a winery in there? I am not sure yet, I feel like the hard part will be turning back around and coming back home!
I am definitely going to head up into the peninsula for a couple days minimum, I have never been out there and there is no time like the present. I am really looking froward to some rain on my trip as well! Ha! Maybe check out the Tree Graveyard in Fork and Shi Shi Beach while I am at it.
I do have a couple set appointments, aka, I have a race I am attending with a friend in the North Cascades, which I am really looking forward too but that begs the question, should I head north from there? Should I just head East? The options are endless I suppose, it is so beautiful out there in the North Cascades, so beautiful that two weeks later I will be back there again for a race of my own.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Stop and watch the sunset

I went on a hike yesterday with a friend who told me; don’t stop being yourself just because you aren’t your top self right now.  Hiking is the best with good friends, talk about life and what really matters. She was completely right, just because I don’t have a job right now doesn’t mean that I should stop doing the things that I love, like blogging. I really do enjoy blogging but the last few months I have really cut back because I was working too much. Now that I am not working, just working on finding a job, I theoretically have to most time that I have ever had to blog! So maybe I should take full advantage of this time.
Blog Blog Blog  :D
I have been trying to get out and learn more about my neighborhood, taking long walks and runs around town. It was completely wonderful living within walking distance of so many places. I had no idea there were so many interesting places to see in Seattle. I have lived in the area for several years no but I have hardly spent any time downtown. I am so blessed to finally be able to see the town.

One of my favorite things about my new apartment is that I can easily walk down to the waterfront. I have done it several times already and have even been able to watch the sun sent behind the mountains. When was the last time you were able to just sit, take in the fresh air, and watch the sun set? I honestly couldn’t tell you when the last time I did that. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Time for a few big changes

Hello hello my lovelies! I am excited to say that my life has been completely changed in the last couple of weeks. I had seemingly fallen off the face of the Earth due to my 60-70 hour work weeks which left me with no energy to do anything fun, including running. I had a few “Ah Hah!” moments when it comes to the way I have been living my life. I wasn’t able to run yet another race, but to me, it wasn’t just another race, it was Gorge Waterfalls 50k put on by Rainshadow Running. I had been looking forward to this race for a very long time. This was just one of those things that didn’t sit well with me and I couldn’t put it to the side. I had a turning point at work; they asked me to work more hours and asked me to work even harder. So I decided it was time for me to part ways with Amazon and find something new.

As far as I know, we only get one life to live and I am going to try harder to live that way, enjoy life more and not just toss it out the window for a big corporation to just swallow and take advantage of.