OMG – 5k Mud Run!

me completing the funnest obstacle at the 5k muddy leprechaun mud run - marini farm, ispwich!

For the past 5 years Marini Farm in Ipswich has hosted the “Muddy Leprechaun”, a 5k obstacle run through their muddy fields.  Every year I’ve wanted to do it, but since I don’t run, I never pursued it.  Until last year when I decided “who cares if I don’t run, I’m doing it!”  Hubby runs, so last Fall I asked him about doing this year’s mud run with me, but he wasn’t interested.  So I asked Abbie [who doesn’t run either] and she said “YES!!!”

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My Virtual Mission – Part 3

i virtually made it to the middle of lake michigan

Last August I shared my mission to virtually bicycle across the US from Ipswich, MA, to the Seattle Aquarium.  I am logging all the miles I ride on the recumbent bike at the YMCA & the miles I walk into myvirtualmission.com.  Each time I log new miles my virtual icon moves across the map. I am currently on a ferry in the middle of Lake Michigan.

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My Virtual Mission – Part 1

my virtual mission screenie showing entire mission from ipswich to the seattle aquarium

I started riding 30 miles a week on the recumbent bike at the local YMCA last month, so I decided to sign up for a virtual mission at myvirtualmission.com. I didn’t really have a specific destination on the west coast, so I randomly chose the Seattle Aquarium. And the awesomest part about that is I keep having nightmares about the Seattle Aquarium [think giant tentacles slamming into glass]. GAH!

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Grilling Eggplant, Onion, Asparagus, Squash, & Corn

grilled eggplant, onions, and asparagus

I have never been much of a griller. For YEARS it was because I was scared I couldn’t do it. Abbie kept telling me “IT’S SO EASY!” but grilling for myself was never very motivating. After meeting Jim, I decided it was time to finally learn. I’m mostly in charge of dinner and DIY and he’s mostly in charge of laundry and dishes, so the grill falls squarely in my domain.

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