Now - a mere one week later - the tree is almost bare. On Sunday we racked and blew and racked but will need to do it again. Even though the weather has been beautiful - winter is just around the corner.
Here is a picture of one of trees in our front yard.
Oct 7 - yellow / purplish - glowing in the sunlight
Oct 10 - dropping on the lawn
Oct 14 - one week later the leaves are all on the ground!
The leaves are pretty much raked - there are still a couple of piles in the yard that need to be moved to the tree court. We even rake the leaves back from the street - we are very conscience of letting things (including leaves) travel through the storm sewers since that simply flows into our lakes!
Running Update - afterall - this is a running blog!!!!! Reading about all of you fellow bloggers running marathons this fall got me wanting to run another half marathon this fall. I was on a waiting list for a half marathon - the Haunted Hustle on October 30. I just got the news last week that I was accepted. Yea!!!! Two weeks to get ready - YIKES !!!! I have continued to do at least one long run on the weekend - anywhere from 7 - 10 miles . . . but this weekend I am going to commit to running 11 + miles. It might not seem that much further - but for me it will be a challenge.
This morning I ran 2 miles with Sophie and then ran home from work, which is 6 1/2 miles. So 8 1/2 miles for the day at a 9:40 pace - that distance doesn't usually happen during the week, usually I just don't want to get up that early in the morning and I hardly ever will run after getting home. So running home after work was a good way of getting an extra 6 1/2 miles in. It was a beautiful run home - temp was around 60 - perfect running conditions.
Tomorrow will be a rest day - I'll take the dog for a walk in the morning - but no running.
This weekend is the UW Badgers vs Ohio State football game and we have 50 yard-line tickets! So hoping the Badgers can pull out a win. It is a 6 PM game and I am so looking forward to it.
Peace - enjoy the day!