part of our summer tradition is to create a bucket list at the beginning of the summer which serves as a kind of agenda for us, giving us some goals to reach throughout the summer. some of the items are annual traditions, and some are brand new activities. this year we decided to try and color an entire coloring book together as a family over the course of the summer. we bought one that would be interesting to children and adults, and we had a ton of fun working on it and using our creativity. we had help from my two sisters on two of the pages, but the rest was all us. here are most of the pages (27 of them), although they didn't fit evenly, so i had to leave out 4 or 5. what do you think?
as some of you know, i have been working towards a goal i set at the beginning of 2020 of running 1000 miles in one calendar year. today is the last day of september (what?!?), and so that means the year is 3/4 of the way complete, which means i should be right around the 750 mile marker. however, i am doing better than that, as my 5 mile run today put me at 847 miles for the year, almost 100 miles ahead of schedule! i am feeling great, enjoying the journey, and experiencing a real sense of accomplishment as i work towards this goal. i have also enjoyed these little milestones along the way, just to see how far i've come. as it turns out, 847 miles from State College (along the roads, not as the crow flies) would have me arriving in Birmingham, AL, right about now! not too shabby! only about 150 to go!