There's the catch phrase "my cup runneth over," and I can relate (in a very good way).
It's been a busy summer, and I know it's far from over (at least in my world). There's been plenty of fitness, lots of fun, numerous beautiful sunrises to witness and some great milestones achieved.
Also, given the time of the month, it's a perfect time to gather, grab some coffee (or any beverage of choice) and have a gab session. I'm game...are you?
Shall we start?
First off, if we were gathered together, I'd tell you how the month of July played out. Even though I had three races (the Sully Freedom Fun Run 5K, the Midnight Madness 10K, and the Clive Running Festival 5K), my running mileage tanked a bit. The walking did well, though. And, can we talk about biking? Yowza, I didn't get a chance to look through my archives, but July 2022 was one of my biggest biking months ever (if not the biggest in my biking history). With all those miles in the saddle, a few less miles in the running shoes is A-Okay with me. Absolutely no regrets.
Next, if we were gathered together, I'd have to elaborate on the biking topic for a few additional seconds and show you the evidence. I don't wear clip-in biking shoes (sorry, not sorry, but that ain't gonna happen). Instead, I wear Chacos hiking sandals, which are great for gripping the "teeth" of the pedals...and I have the tan lines to prove it. Chic, huh!
Also, if we were gathered together, I'd continue with the theme of biking (well, sort of) and tell you about all the mulberries I've seen along the bike trails! Normally, their season is for a few weeks, in late June through early/mid-July. This year, though, I'm still seeing trees in full "fruiting" states of harvest. We had a mulberry tree, when we lived in Michigan, so I have a huge fondness for these sweet berries.
Another thing, if we were gathered together, I'd show you a current pic of my orchid. Remember this little baby? My son had given it to me for my birthday last year (in March 2021). The blossoms had remained in bloom through most of the summer. A couple months later, I noticed new shoots growing off the three main stems, and all the shoots had buds on them. Those buds bloomed in January and February, and the last of the blossoms finally dropped about a month ago. Imagine my surprise to notice two new shoots coming to life this past week! This is the first orchid I've had that has re-bloomed...and to have it be blooming again is pretty incredible. I'd like to give credit to my green thumb, but it's probably its location in the sunlight that is working all the magic.
Finally, if we were gathered together, I'd have to give a a nod to my hair. This is the longest I've let it get in a long time, and it's not driving me crazy (like it usually does once it gets below shoulder-length). For someone who is constantly changing their 'do every few months (when I'm getting the requisite highlights and cut), this is a huge effort in patience. I'm not sure how much longer I'll let it get, but if it ain't broke...
Anyways, I think I've gabbed enough, so I'll step back and let someone else have the floor.
What would you want to share, if we were gathered together? Was July good to you? Ever seen a mulberry tree, or eaten the berries? Any obnoxious tan lines that you care to disclose? How often do you change your hairdo?