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Please excuse the mess

Please excuse the mess

I just changed WordPress themes, and the new one has featured pictures. Since I don’t have featured pictures for most posts, it’s inserting stock photos. I’m working on changing that. For now, enjoy a photo of Indian paintbrushes I took in De Leon Sunday.

Cowtown Challenge 2017

Cowtown Challenge 2017

This was my second year running the Cowtown Challenge at the Cowtown Marathon. I chose the shortest race each day – 5K on Saturday and Half Marathon on Sunday. Saturday morning was cold! Since this winter has been so warm, it was a change. The […]

Marine Creek Trailhead Trot

Marine Creek Trailhead Trot

In mid-May, I ran the 5K celebrating the opening of the new trail head on Marine Creek Lake. It was cloudy, very windy, and freaking cold for mid-May. I thought it might rain, so I initially wore a cap, but realized the cap probably wouldn’t […]

Buffalo Boogie

Buffalo Boogie

This year was my second time running the Buffalo Boogie at the Fort Worth Nature Center. Aggie has run both races with me, and, this year, I convinced both kids to go with me, too. It was a cool, sunny morning. The race seemed a […]

Wicked Wine Run

Wicked Wine Run

Just a little over two weeks after Cowtown, I had a bike wreck and really banged up my right knee. It hurt so bad to wear pants that I actually wore a dress to work! The injury caused me to take a little break from […]

Cowtown Challenge: 5K and Half Marathon

Cowtown Challenge: 5K and Half Marathon

The last weekend in February, I completed the Cowtown Challenge by completing a race on each day. Saturday, I ran the adult’s 5K. I took it slow and didn’t have to walk at all. A lot of the course was downhill, and I think I […]

Week 2 – Landscape: Traditional

Week 2 – Landscape: Traditional

Ok, so second week into the challenge, and I’m already behind. I didn’t get a chance to take my Nikon out yesterday, but I did take a panorama of Marine Creek Lake with my phone while I was on my long run.

Week 1 – Portrait: Self-Portrait

Week 1 – Portrait: Self-Portrait

I decided to do a 52-week photography challenge for 2016. The first week is a self-portrait. I used the self-timer for the first time, and I used my speedlight since I was indoors.

Pumpkin Spice 10K (aka My First 10K!)

Pumpkin Spice 10K (aka My First 10K!)

On November 21, I ran my very first 10K – the Pumpkin Spice 10K in Fort Worth. We had a cold front blow in that morning, so it was windy and cold. It wasn’t bad while running, but I think it got colder and windier […]

Turner Falls

Turner Falls

On October 10, we went to Turner Falls, Oklahoma with some friends. We parked in the lot near the entrance and walked. Our first stop was the castle. The kids seemed to really enjoy climbing around in it. Some of the stairs were steep! We […]