I am here in the Seattle area, the weather is beautiful and so is my family. I have been able to spend a little time with two of my brothers and their families and today we are going to the coast and my sister and her kids will be there too. I am so looking forward to it. I can hardly wait!!!
Yesterday I did my longest training walk. I walked from Mukilteo to Edmonds Beach and then back. I walked 20.1 miles. It was great. I felt great the entire time too. I have been having this hip issue where my hip slides out and it hurts super bad. However, funny enough it hasn't happend on a training walk. It usually happens when I am relaxing! :o) I make the walk in over 5 hours. I made a few stops along the way. I dropped the kids off at their Auntie Merry and Uncle Spencer's to play for the day. Then when I made it to Edmonds and popped in to see the Mayor of Edmonds, Mike Cooper. He is a friend of many years. In fact just after college I was his campaign manager. It was one of the best jobs I ever had. We had lots of fun, it hardly felt like work! Ok, then I went down to have some lunch and then made my way back. It was a great walk. I get these great ideas and motivation when I am walking. I came up with some good ones! :o) Much of what I was thinking about involved Haiti. I just love that place!
Last night I went to my older brother, Dick's, house. It was fun to play with my niece and nephews. I had a blast hanging out with Meri and Dick as well. It was a great time. I just wish there were more times like this.
Everytime I come out for a visit, I think, I should live here. It is a hard one. I do however LOVE my neighbors beyond anything I can explain. I also LOVE my church and friends & Friend. It is a great place to live. If I didn't have that, I am sure I'd be living here.
Being on vaca makes losing weight HARD. I am doing my best. My travel day...NOT GOOD. I ate nasty junky food. Yesterday I did better, but I also walked 20.1 miles so I think I am in the clear. I just need to make sure I continue to eat well. It is hard, but losing weight is harder. I do have a few meals planned during my trip that I know will be junky, and I am ok with that. I just need to do a long walk that day and eat healthy for my other meals.
Enjoying all the compliments from loved ones on my shrinking waist line! :o)
Just a reminder I will weigh in when I get back home.
Enjoy your weekend.