Down here in Nokomis where the coyotes roam free.

Hey from Nokomis where we’ve been since Thursday nite.  We’re heading home tonight but we had a lot of things that needed to be done around here so we extended our stay a bit.  I was also able to complete the two night stands that match the dresser I re styled several months ago.

night stand

Now the bedroom feels a little more ‘put together’ and I don’t feel like it’s so hodgepodge.  I love it when things start to look like I imagine them in my head.


Not perfect but getting there….

MacGyver and I went to a few garage sales while we were here as well.  I was pretty excited to find a few great antique pieces at great prices.  We found a large metal container that I thought might have been used for milk back in the day and as it turns out it is the bottom part of an antique milking machine.  It’s pretty awesome and once I figure out what I’m going to do with it, I’ll show it to you.

I also found this beautiful little side table and I am in love with it.

Side Table

I love the cutout on the side, it sort of looks like a tulip..

MacGyver and I hauled off the tree limbs we cut a few weeks ago that have been residing on a trailer in the driveway.   I love going to the dump in Nokomis.  I’ve only been there twice but each time I saw a deer so I was really looking forward to seeing another one.  This time however, there were no deer but we saw a coyote running around in front of the Publix parking lot in the middle of the afternoon.  It was crazy.  And it was fast, too fast for me to get a picture but maybe next time.

With everything going on this week I still managed to run a little every day,  I ran/walked 33 miles last week.  I also lifted weights 5 days and did a core workout 5 days and I can now run 3-4 miles on average without taking a break.

eleven happy dance

Eleven get’s me..

It seems like such a small feat but it feels huge because honestly, I haven’t felt completely healthy in months so I’ll take what I can get and I’ll keep plugging along.

One of the people that I look to for inspiration is Gabe Grunewald.  If you aren’t familiar with Gabe, she’s a professional distance runner who’s been fighting a rare type of cancer since first being diagnosed in 2009.  I was sad to read this morning that Gabe has been moved to a comfort care center for end of life treatment.   Her husband, Justin, shared the news so that anyone who wanted to could send her one last message.

I hate hearing this news.  I really do.  If you want to send Gabe a message via twitter you can do so at @gg_runs and you can also leave a message on her Instagram account.

The purpose of life is to live it, so get on out there and go enjoy your day!

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