“Je t’aime.” Today, Maya whispered those words in her sweet little girl voice. Utterly adorable. God I love that little girl.
Other cool things as of late:
I’m nearly finished reading The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler. Great reference book. Highly recommended, especially if you’ve been struggling through your writing. I’m breaking through some mini-barriers thanks to it.
We completed the 5k Devil Dash in Las Vegas last weekend. The heat was brutal, but the obstacles were, dare I say, easy. However, we had fun and people took many terribly unflattering pictures of me. For some odd reason, I have the goofiest expressions on my face in pretty much every single picture. Rachel said we need to practice looking normal. I’m not quite sure what that says about us… I am looking forward to the New Harmony 10K obstacle course mud run next month. Hopefully it will be a tad more challenging. Must register soon. (Interested? Check it out here.)
I have discovered a new love this year and I am completely obsessed. It all started with the Color Run. I have to say, if the Color Run is in a city near you, by all means PARTICIPATE! It’s great fun and proceeds are for charity. You don’t even have to be super-fit. Walk it. Jog it. Crawl it. No one cares. Good cheer and awesomeness abounds. I’m not even kidding one bit.
Tasted more sweetness with the Devil Dash. Now I must do more, which means training for the ultimate mud run: Tough Mudder. Glory be. When I saw this clip, butterflies of joy filled my body. Not even kidding. I’m busting my butt out the door before 0530 to get in a solid run before the sun rises high and I’m strength training several times a week.
Josh said that I’m insane.
“For me, insanity would be not doing it,” I replied. Surprisingly, he couldn’t argue my point, which is unusual for a teenager.
October. Hells yeah. And I’m going to practice my “normal” face so that I don’t look like this:
Or do this:
(In all fairness, I did almost get kicked in the face while crawling through muddy water under barbed wire, so…) Or this:
The only shot I looked half-normal in was in the movie theater, mouth full of Twizzlers, and wearing 3D glasses. My first 3D movie, I might add.
It’s been a busy month and I suspect my life is not going to slow down anytime soon.
It hit me that if I can accomplish all of this, I can do anything I set my mind to, and I’m acting like it.
We can do anything.