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hills & herbs

It’s not even 8 a.m. and I am declaring it Monday DONEday.7-photo_6

I won’t even tell you what time I started but let’s just say it was before 5 a.m. The plus side of this situation is that traffic levels equal zero.1-photo

A quick two miles and then I met up with some DC Road Runners to go through some dark and hilly trails. It was great to have some company for the journey.4-photo_3I was pretty much asleep for 90% of the run but I think I remember having some good chats with the other runners. Definitely helps the miles go by fast!2-photo_1Speaking of fast, this group is speedy! I fell toward the back of the pack and it was good to have some motivation to pick it up.

At some point the sun finally came up and it was beautiful.3-photo_2

I finished the final hills of the group’s ten-mile journey…5-photo_4

Then finished with two more miles solo. Phew.

This post is dedicated to Starbust. I ran out of Gu and figured these babies would be a good alternative. Hit the spot!6-photo_5

I am proud of my miles this morning but am even more proud that I started a mini garden and haven’t killed it yet! How’s that for a random transition of topics.2-30-_DSC0786

We got this windowsill herb garden planter as a wedding gift and are attempting to raise some little seedlings. I really really hope we succeed because I hate buying herbs at the grocery store!1-25-_DSC0781

Let’s hope these little buds survive and that I do too. I am totally ready for a nap right now.

Also I hope you like my new glam shot on the sidebar. Big blog upgrades in the works — thank you for reading! :)

  • Do you grow your own herbs?
  • Favorite flavor Starburst?
  • What time do you usually wake up on weekdays?

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8 thoughts on “hills & herbs

  1. So fast, you are! My weekday wake-ups vary depending on running – long run, short run, driving elsewhere to run, not running at all. So not consistent. We want to grow our own herbs but we want a big herb garden. Until that happens, I might look into that little trinket you have! I’m liking the updates :)

  2. I completely agree that I am asleep on morning runs. I will look back later and the day and it will seem like a blur. My morning runs consist of left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, look over my shoulder. Repeat. Nothing more.

  3. Gosh that is a crazy time to get up but will be happening for me in a few months for my marathon training…in the depths of the winter. Joy of joys. Lovely that you got to run with other people though – kind of makes it a bit more bareable and not like your the only one awake in the world hehe.