Too many things on my mind = little sleep. Last night the main sources of my insomnia were our coming trip to Yellowstone, & preparations for my parent's 40th Anniversary party. I was already a little paranoid about the Grizzly Bears while camping, & then I saw an article the other day, about a husband & wife who were hiking there & came upon a mother & cubs....& the man got mauled to death. I was tossing & turning into the wee hours of the morning, wondering should I take my kids there? What should I buy...bear spray, a hunting knife? Should I sleep with a helmet on? Ha ha, but seriously I am considering the helmet thing. Yellowstone is so beautiful & I just want to be able to go & relax somewhat, & not be paranoid...hopefully I'll get to that point.
Also I was thinking about my parent's party, which is this coming Sunday. We ordered a cake with whipped cream frosting. The party is supposed to be somewhat outdoors(at my aunt & uncle's), at 3pm, in sunny Southern California. I was thinking, why did I plan it for 3pm, in July? It's going to be blazing hot...I kept picturing no room in the fridge, cake frosting melting all over the place, etc. There are a lot of older people coming to the party, how are they going to hold up in the heat? Things like this are a good reminder to me, to just let them go, stop thinking of all the what ifs...that's what I try to do these days. Let it go, it's going to be fine... it's all good! My mantra.
In the evening yesterday, we did a trail run. It was in Peter's Canyon & was 5 miles. It was a fun run...there are quite a few hills at first & then it is relatively flat, as you come in towards the finish line.
|Toby, Dad & Richard|
|Me, Catherine, Dad & Toby|
|One of the killer hills.|
|Dad & Toby hitting the finish line.|