Sunday, August 29, 2010

Flower Photo

A photo I took this morning while visiting my parents. This is a "Rose of Sharon" Hibiscus syriacus.

First Picture

I walked out my door, and took my first picture with my new camera.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Camera

I recently bought a Canon Rebel XS. It's a Digital DSL, my first. I will eventually get a lens that I can zoom in better, but for now I'll be using the lens that came with the camera. If I take enough pictures, I'll make my own photo blog. Check back to see if I do!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

2010 TATUR Mud Run

Saturday was going to be a long day for me. I woke up at 6:30, after going to bed at around 1am. My walking club, The Tulsa Walking Club, had a walk at Oxley Nature Center, starting at 7am. I was supposed to meet two friends that are members, and walk the 5K with them. Both of them texted me, they wasn't coming. Before you walk, you have a choice to walk a 5K or 10K. Since I was going to walk by myself, I decided to walk the 10K. It was a great walk. I love Oxley anyway. The place is so peaceful.
I started walking at 8am, finished between 9:30 and 9:45. I don't know exactly, because I set around talking to some other members for a while. I went to a close QuikTrip to get a drink.

At 10:30, I went on a Butterfly Walk, put on by a naturalist from Oxley. It lasted until around 12:30. We didn't walk to far, but we were out in the sun the whole time. When I got in my truck, the temp gauge showed 98 deg. Karla, Sarah, and I went to Panera Bread to eat lunch. I was starving! I had a donut to eat for breakfast. I ate some kind of turkey sandwich, or something like that. It was only my second time eating at Panera, both times were with Karla. Anyway, we were trying to figure out what to do the rest of the day. Karla went home. Sarah and I went phone and clothes shopping for her.

She was going to run in the TATUR Mud Run. I was going to watch! There was going to be other people from a meetup group I joined. Sarah and I got there, late, so she signed up for the 7:30 run. We had to wait around for two hours. Glen, Faith, Neecie, and Sue was already there. As I said before, I had planned on just watching. I didn't bring extra clothes. Well, I brought a shirt. I didn't bring extra shorts. Anyway, while Sarah and Glen was signing up, they were trying to talk me into signing up too. I said no, and we went back and sat down to watch the races until it was their turn.
We sat right by the big slide. They slid down the slide into a big mud pit. It looked so fun. Almost 45 minutes before their race, I did it. I told Sarah to go to my truck and get my shoes, and I went to sign up.

I am so glad I did. It was so fun. I don't think I have ever been that muddy. Now I had to think of a way to get home without getting my truck all muddy. I had a hand towel I sat on. It wasn't to bad. I stopped by Target, got some shorts and underwear, remember, I didn't bring any extra clothes. I changed at Sarah's. We went to eat, we were both starving, and I took her home and I came home and went right to bed! I was soooo tired.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This isn't about me...

I am determined to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. By participating in the 2010 Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk®, I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care and support.

Currently more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and 78 million baby boomers are at risk – unless we find a way to change the course of this disease.

I want to do my part to fight Alzheimer’s, but I need your support! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.

Thank you for supporting my efforts. We’re on the MOVE to end Alzheimer’s!

The Tulsa Memory Walk I will be participating in, is Aug 28th. If you can, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association. My grandmother died of Alzheimer's in 1993, so I know personally how bad this disease is. To donate, either click here, or click on the banner to the right. Thank you

Soapy Fountain

I was driving to a park, the park I do my C25K training at, and at another park, I seen this.
You never know what you will see when your driving down the road. Maybe a homeless perso wanted a bubble bath? I don't know, probably some kids. I remember one time when I was attending OSU Tech, someone had put some soap in on of the fountains in the student union. Speaking of putting stuff in the fountain, someone put a turtle in there one time. I'm sure there have been plenty of things in there at one time or another. Now OSU Tech is called "OSU Institute of Technology". When I started, it was OSU Tech, then it changed to OSU Okmulgee. Now I know, if anyone ever reads this, they wouldn't believe I went to an OSU school. Believe me, if there was an "OU Tech", I would have went there. I don't like OSU.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I know

I know, it's been a while since I've posted, again. I just have a hard time getting on here and writing.

To catch up, I've been caching, hiking, trying running, and taking pictures. I'm up to 917 cache finds.

I haven't been doing that much caching. When I do, I usually 3 or 4 at a time.

I went hiking with the Tulsa Outdoor Adventure Club at Redbud Valley in Tulsa. If you haven't been there, and live near Tulsa, it's a beautiful place to hike. Oxley Nature Center is also a cool place to hike at. I went on a birdwalk there Saturday morning, and afterwards, tooks some pictures.

Last weekend, the largest tugboat in North America was docked at the Port of Catoosa, so I had to visit it. The thing was huge! After leaving there, I went to visit a Route 66 icon. I went to the Blue Whale. I've been there many times, but never have taken pictures. There's even a cache there, but I found that at one of my previous visit's. Here's some pictures I took.

And, about the running. I have always admired people who can run, and I mean for a long distance. Even a 5K. I've always told myself that I was going to do it one of these days. Okay, now I'm getting old. I'm almost 40. I knew I needed to start doing something. Then I found this Couch to 5K running program. It seemed easy enough. Well, it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Read my Running with Me! blog I started.

Until next time...