If we were having coffee, I would tell you about the amazing trip to Colorado my husband and I took last week. We have a grandson in Steamboat Springs who we see about three times a year (not nearly enough). His daycare was closed for Spring Break last week, so we got him all to ourselves each day while his parents worked. We had so much fun! We turned over rocks to look for bugs and worms.
We built Lego towers.
And we threw rocks in the river.
When we came home, we got to spend a wonderful evening with our local grandsons, too. It was finally warm enough to get out the wading pool, so we did!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you about some of the books I have read recently. I recently read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. I liked the (nonfiction) book, which tells the story of an idealistic lawyer (Stevenson) and his foundation the Equal Justice Initiative, who seek justice for impoverished, wrongly-convicted or unfairly sentenced men and women who have run out of other legal options.
I also finished On Living by Kerry Egan, a hospice chaplain. I was hesitant to read it, fearing that it would be a morbid, depressing book. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is a book that I heartily recommend. It is easy to read and full of humor, courage and wisdom. It is not a book about dying, it is a book about living. Ms. Egan writes several vignettes about patients she has encountered over the course of her career, then goes on to describe what she has learned from her interaction with each patient. It is uplifting, educational and honest, full of love and joy. I hated to read the last page.
If we were having coffee, I would definitely tell you about the race I ran two weekends ago, the Hyner View Trail Challenge 25k. It might have been the toughest race I ever ran. The elevation chart does a good job of describing the race:
If we were having coffee, I would tell you about the upcoming fat ass I am participating in over Memorial Day, and invite you to participate too. It’s free, it’s fun, and you will, without a doubt, meet some memorable runners. It’s called the Not-Montour 4 and is held at a Lancaster County site called Grubb Lake, which covers 13 acres, and is surrounded by a one mile trail. The trail that we run on is somewhat hilly, and passes a pavilion.
Runners do as many loops of the lake as they want, up to four hours. You can stop after the completion of each loop and use the bathrooms, get a drink, and eat some typical trail run
crap refreshments. After the run, runners gather in the pavilion for food and fun.
Thanks for joining me for a coffee date! Come back next month, and we’ll do it again.