Putt-putt golfing. The other day I was thinking of stuff to do with friends, and remembered that I've never had a boring time at putt putt. It just seems to be one of those things that guarantees a good time. Who would think that bright golf balls, rubber putters, giant plastic figures makes for such a good time.
Just a random thought. I think I'm gonna go more often in the future.
Can't even tell you how excited I am for this movie. I've been slowly reading through a book about Secretariat and his groom Eddie Sweat. It basically shows the life of race horse grooms/Eddie (both of which are really cool to learn about). But it also focuses on how amazing of an animal Secretariat was, so even though this movie is more about the owner I can't wait for it
such a beautiful song from one of my recent favorite little known bands. Found these guys on youtube and they usually do cover songs, but lately they've been recording their own songs. In another video Alejandro (the singer) describes how he came up with this song. It's relatable quite for some people I know and the acoustic guitar sounds amazing.
saw this article and thought it was very good. A bit of the wording is over dramatized, but the overall message is very relatable. Some parts are kind of hard to read if you relate to the topics talked about. It (fear of intimacy) would be a great topic for somebody to talk about in Krew or small groups some time, because I can guarantee that there's plenty of people out there (Krew or not) who need to hear this. Fear of intimacy-the wounded heart of codependency
So, yesterday was easily the best day of the summer, if not one of the better days in recent memory. The race was in this very homey little town of 5000 in southern illinois. From what we could see it looked like this was the big event of the year. The first few miles were lined with people clapping and ringing cowbells on their front lawns. Of the 32 miles we rode about 30 of them took place on back roads surrounded with a lot of corn.
We honestly could not have asked for a more beautiful day to race. The sky was blue, and the weather wasn't very humid. It was split into a 10-12-10 mile intervals with donuts at each stop. The middle 12 miles were the worst because it was pretty much all hills, and with the combination of me not being a biker and having a mountain bike, it wasn't easy. Luckily a few of the other people I was with also had mountain bikes.
Afterwards there was a huge bbq "downtown" which was amazing. To top the day off I got to see Wicked that night and as usual it was AMAZING! so enjoy a few of the pics I was able to snag.
(hence the name tour de donuts)
(beginning of the race) (we were with some good bikers who do this regularly)
So my friend convinced me to get to her house at 6:30 tomorrow morning for the tour de donut. Frankly I have no idea what exactly it is, but it's a 1.5 hour drive into illinois. The little bit I do know is that it's a 35 mile "race" and every 10 miles is a rest stop with donuts. Apparently for every donut you eat, you get 5 minutes off the final time. Well, it should be interesting and maybe I'll bring a camera and snipe a few shots.
Plus I get to see Wicked that afternoon, so tomorrow should be a pretty cool day.