Things I'm Loving Right Now...

1.  My new Punk Rock Racing Runner shirt!  Ron now makes them in tech fabric.  I wore this on my run this morning, and I was completely not surprised that it made me run faster.  (OK, maybe not, but it's still an uber-cool shirt... go get one!)

(No, I did not run with my hair down, just hadn't put it up yet.)
2. Kale Pizza - I don't know what inspired me to make this concoction other than I love kale, but I'm obsessed... thin crust... a smidge of garlic olive oil, hoards of kale, coarse salt, sliced tomatoes, and mozzerella.  Jason thinks I should add mushrooms, but he still has yet to convince me that a mushroom exists that wouldn't make me choke.

3.  My little Lily proving she has the heart of an athlete...

(That's tiny little her leading in that pack of adults.  She's not super speedy, but she's ALL heart.)
And if her at track practice wasn't enough to show you this girl has heart... well, we all went to the rodeo a couple weeks ago.  Each week, they select 8 kids to ride the sheep just like the bull-riders.  Lily got picked.  She suited up, and they put them on the sheep in the stalls just like the bull-riders use and then open the stalls and see how long the kids can hold on.  Most of the kids fell off 2 seconds after they came out of the chute.  One (much bigger) boy held on for quite a good ride.  But, though I'm biased, I think Lily was the crowd favorite.  Almost immediately out of the chute...
 Lily fell off to the side of the sheep...

But she would not let go...

Her  foot is all caught up on the side, this is sheer arm strength holding on...

And she keeps going... on sheer will...

And finally she falls.  The crowd went WILD!!!

She possibly got stomped a little, which scared her.

But the girl glowed for DAYS about her superstar experience.
(Don't know why I didn't recap that sooner... perhaps because I woke up for a 20-miler less than 4 hours after getting home from the rodeo that week and my head was in a fog.)
UncategorizedLesley Jones