Thank you to all of you who wished me good luck on my race yesterday. I am so happy with how it turned out! I not only met my goal time, but beat it by a little over 2 minutes (which is a lot in runner time!)
Yep, I’m down there somewhere in the midst of those 5,000 people. I think my favorite part of the whole race happened right after I crossed the finish line. An older gentleman (probably 70 years +) came up, patted me on the back, and said, “I want to thank you young lady for pushing me through that last half mile! You were running so hard and I just kept tracking you and trying to keep up. Way to go!”
I and this older gentleman I’ve never met gave each other a high five and celebrated a great race finish together. So fun! I’m going to take a little break from training for a bit, just run some here and there for recreation. My husband would like a little time to exercise some himself! I’m shooting for maybe another long race in December.
Back to business . . . I wanted to show a few pictures of some treasures I found in a dumpster dive last week. There is a thrift store next to our church (we’re in a strip shopping center), and last Sunday I noticed some things peeking out of their dumpster as I walked to my car after the service.
My oldest son was riding with me, while my younger two were going to ride home with my husband. I took a quick detour to the dumpster and found a pile of empty picture frames and hand-painted canvases! My son was pretty irritated with me because we were in a race to beat the other half of our family home (welcome to boy-land, everything is a competition!), but I couldn’t pass up what I saw.
This one is my favorite.
Not a huge score from the thrift store dumpster, but some great finds nonetheless.
I would love to hear about your best dumpster dive finds!