After driving to Rochester for the past few days, I stayed home today. I felt a bit guilty; but Mom and Dad both told me to stay home. Tyler flew into from Orlando too, and I wanted to pick him up. He had a wonderful week in Florida with his youth group from Church.
Mom is doing well. She had her tubes removed today and will be released from Mayo on Wednesday AM. Thank you, God. She will heal at home for a few weeks and begin chemo. She'll take chemo in Duluth again.
The blueberries were magnificent and bountiful at Lake Vermilion this past week. Troy loves blueberries. I whipped together a few pies today. I've never made blueberry pie before. I'm selfish, I don't care for it, so I usually can get him to eat the blueberries in milk and sugar, in pancakes, muffins, etc. Things I like, you know? Well, he wanted pie so badly I made a few for him. They are cooling now, I'll have to take a picture before I cut into them for bed time treats.
I ran 8 miles with Topaz today. The deer flies nearly carried us off. I had a few wildlife sightings: a mama deer and her baby-laying in Topaz's' pool. We waited for them to leave before we approached the pool of water. Then I saw a huge ass bull snake. I threw a rock at it so it would go into the ditch and I could get past it. Ish. Pretty soon I saw all of the Sand Hill Cranes. They make the weirdest noise. I counted Mom and Dad and 8 furry red babies. They were squawking up a storm. I saw a huge snapping turtle too. Troy has two Box turtles. This snapper would probably eat them for a snack. It was huge. I'd love to have his shell hang up on the cabin wall, but I just couldn't kill one for its shell. I wish they would just 'shed' them.
After my run I went to lift legs. They felt pretty well rested and with 1.5 weeks to Vermont I figured I'd lift them a few times prior. Got some good numbers too:
Barbell Squat: 125x10x1; 155x8x3
Leg Press: 100x10x1; 220x8x3
Extension: 45x10x1; 100x8x3
Laying Ham Curl: 85x10x4
Deadlifts: 55x10x1; 100x8x3
Adductor: 100x10x1; 200x8x3
Abductor: 100x10x1; 210x45x1
Tonight Tyler and I rode bike for 16 miles. He complained it was too long. It was just right.