Raptor + Unicorn = Raptorcorn (the two coolest creates to ever roam the earth!)
While Raptors are vicious, masculine, badass and kinda cute,
Unicorns are quite the opposite, being graceful, feminine, magical creatures. This is me...the best of both worlds all wrapped up in one!
What once started as a personal journal is now a log of all life's adventures. Take a look back to see what once was and look below to see what is now.
Sit back, crack a beer and enjoy the journey...
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Life Reaches a Fork - I Choose Adventure
There have been lots of big changes in my life lately and I have decided to put my focus into something(s) other than triathlons. This 'blog' was originally meant as somewhat of a personal journal. I like to document my adventures and the fun things I do in life. I also like to keep track of the things I cook often so I don't have to write them down and keep track of them. I originally never gave out this address, but after a while decided to share it with a couple family members, then it kinda spread from there. Now, plenty of people are following it so maybe I'll work on writing a little more clearly and having more fun pictures!
Alia will be documenting our new adventures so we went to the beach the other day to take some practice shots with the GoPro. They are below.
So with all that being said, onto more adventures!!!!
Funny story about these sandals... They come from Hawaii and are bought in the grocery stores for pretty inexpensive and they last a really long time! It's not very common to see then anywhere but in Hawaii. The other day I was on the beach(in Florida) and as I walked in from surfing I saw this exact pair sitting on the beach and I had left mine back at the scooter. Since I have had a pair of sandals stolen at this same beach I thought someone had stolen my sandals! I hurried back over to the scooter to verify mine were still sitting on the ground and they were. I guess it really is a small world! And I'm glad someone has matching sandals rather than having 'borrowed' mine :-)
I decided it was finally time to do a 5k and what a better time than Thanksgiving morning. Shut up and Run is a small, fun race put on by a friend Sally and it goes all around the road and trails in Treaty Park. I was pretty impressed they could get 3.1 miles out of the park, but with a little creativity, they did it well! Plus, it was mostly run on trails which is at lot more entertaining than the road.
At the start of the race, I took off with the lead pack and hung on to them until the last mile 3/4 of a mile. I finished 5th overall with an 18:50 which isn't super fast, but based on lots of turns on a trail I was semi-satisfied. One fun part about this race is there is a Pie Guy and if you beat him, you get to take home a pie. Needless to say, I got a pie. Lots of my favorite OFC people also volunteer at this race so it was great to hang out with all of them on Thanksgiving morning.
I got to experience my first Florida Hurricane! They had a mandatory evacuation which I wasn't sure if people followed or not at first. I planned on staying and everyone I knew told me I was stupid. I figured living in a newer built house that was not right on the ocean would be ok. I spent time sandbagging certain areas and putting up the hurricane window coverings so I assumed everything would be ok. In the end I did end up leaving. It was a weird feeling to leave my home and cute little town thinking when I get back it may not be the same.
Everything ended up being fine (for me), but not everyone else had the same outcome. Many people had their whole houses flooded. And it wasn't just water, but with sewage as well. As everyone is cleaning up and salvaging what is still left it is sad to drive around certain areas where everyone has piled up their lives and parts of their houses in their front lawn for the garbage men to pick up.