Things Done and Things to Come (4)

Wow. I’ve been super busy since June!

First up, I took the CSCS exam and it was… okay. I passed one part of the exam with flying colors… and did not pass the other part. Off my one point. No problem, though. I can just study more and pass that part with flying colors, too!

Right after that, our church had our retreat! We went to the beach for part of it πŸ™‚

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^Those are paper kites that our kids made. Worked really well!

Certainly enjoyed talking to my friend Tammy while we sat around at the beach πŸ™‚

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Right after that, we had VBS (Vacation Bible School) for a week. My youth were SO wonderful in leading all of the groups and stations!

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I was so proud of them, and it was such a joy to see how much fun the kids were having. On the last day, we had some animals brought in:

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^That is actually a five-year-old cow (a mini-cow!). The bigger animals were pretty mellow. Just ate grass. All the kids liked the pen where they played with chickens, rabbits, pigs, etc.

After a seafood buffet for lunch that day, I headed out with some of the youth volunteers and we hung out at Vasona Park in Los Gatos.

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^They are each being a superhero, except for Audrey, who is always staring off in the opposite direction for most silly pictures, hahaha.

We went peddle boating for an hour, too.

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My friend Priscilla had her wedding the day after. The sisters all helped to make the backdrop the night before:

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The ceremony itself was short and sweet (good, considering it was a relatively warm day), and we all feasted afterwards!

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[PC: Jonathan]:

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I started swim at De Anza College. It is at 5:00am! I am now an extremely early-waking person. 4am alarm? No problemo!

Getting up around 5:00am this morning felt easy :]. Got in 7.5 miles of trail running with my running group:

[PC: Linh]:

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I wore those HOKA’s for the first time today. They were comfortable but a bit too loose. Need to switch out the laces for a different one:

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I started the Hansons Half Marathon Method training yesterday. I will train to PR for the half marathon distance. Plan for it to take place at the Clovis Half! Technically, I am supposed to take it off until Thursday… but I’m just trying to keep these runs easy (whenever I go off the plan).

I also got my hair permed last week.

Have you ever gotten a perm? Do you color your hair?

Do you follow a training plan for races? Which one?

7 responses to “Things Done and Things to Come (4)

  1. Looks like a fun summer so far! I’m training for a half in August and doing Hal Higdon’s Intermediate Training. How are you liking Hanson? Heard a lot about it! And no – I honestly didn’t know they still did perms but I’d consider it. My hair is so straight!

    • I get what Koreans call a “digital” perm. After a tiny while, it becomes like a softer S-wave instead of ringlets. I like how it gives my hair more volume.
      I liked the Hansons plan for the full and met my goal (my race pace was the exact tempo pace I did during the training plan!). Hope things turn out the same this time around πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve never tried Hokas, but they intrigue me. I’ve never gotten a perm, and don’t color my hair, but it looks like I do because of the sun highlights. Whenever I get it cut, I’m asked if I want to “touch up my roots.” My response is always that Mother Nature does it for me πŸ˜‰ I haven’t followed a training plan in years, but used to download them from Runner’s World back in the day.

    • OOoh, that’s cool that you get natural highlights! Wish I could, too.
      The Hokas are surprisingly light and I like it for my occasional trail runs. Some of my trail-loving friends don’t like having such a thick cushion because they feel more in control when they can feel the rocks and roots on their feet. Depends on what you prefer :]

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