Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October Beauty


This is Long Lake, very near here. There are narrow trails that follow all along the edge of the water and branch off into the woods. It is a leash free park so one meets lots of dogs along the way:) I don't go nearly enough considering how close it is! So beautiful, especially this time of year. You can swim in this lake too!

Wasn't that flash mob video in my last post fun? I knew it was going to happen so made sure I would be there a bit earlier. My heart was pounding with excitement. So strange to know that something big was about to happen while people quietly went about their business. So fun!
I was watching and enjoying but also thinking, eek, that's what I'm going to have to do in January.... x6. My first big training goal is to be able to get through two aerobic/fitness classes in a day, eventually two back to back classes. I lift weights and walk but I don't really GO FOR IT! So.......big positive changes for me. I would love it if you popped over to my page and supported me HERE. if you can, even 5$, it all ADDS up:)

I am raising $1000 for new digital mammogram equipment. Part of the reason I signed on was in the timing...... Xue's anniversary; I just had a mammogram that day and today is my mom's birthday and she is a survivor. I have had quite a few people close to me succumb to cancer. I thought I would do something to help fight it and help myself at the same time:)

Speaking of helping oneself, my favourite librarian has written a post about the importance of Vitamin D! Worth reading. Have a healthy happy day!

PS. Laura, so glad your bout with Swine Flu is over!!!!!!!!!!

9 comments:

Alice said...

hi there! thanks for stopping over my blog .. I'm back on-line again now! Oh gosh, I just laughed so much at that video! I would love to do something like that! Also, these photos are just stunning. Glad to see all is well in your part of the world :-)

Karen said...

loved the video... and these beautiful photos! I, too, walk and lift weights, but need to but more "effort" into it..lol... Good luck with the fund raising :-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

How beautifully clear that lake is!

Judith said...

i've been swimming there. We'd pack the bathing suits and pick up the grandchildren after school. Five minutes away from the city we parked th car on the side of the road and walked down a forest path to the lake to swim off the rocks.

Jeanne said...

Much love to you
I am so proud to call you my friend.
Love Jeanne♥

anne said...

Beautiful photo. I just drove from Montreal to Halifax, no leaves left on trees until we hit Nova Scotia.We are lucky here that they last so long.

Sara said...

Loved the video - and it is nice that you are going to do that.

Really like that lake a lot...

Shell said...

Beautiful pictures! The lake and the trees are just beautiful.

Shelley
http://tripspicsandtales.blogspot.com/

Mickey Johnson said...

...ok shelagh...you know how to start up the kettle of envy first thing in the morn...don't you! josh, my oldest, is reading over my shoulder and looked at the pictures and said...i'm jealous...i looked at him and said...me too! xo, from two jealous texans!