Sunday, September 9, 2012

New bells & aerial Alaskan views

I had one day this weekend to get ready for a work trip to Alaska and realize, now that I'm here, that I completely forgot one change of clothes. What will I wear tomorrow? You're guess is as good as mine. But don't worry, I didn't forget to pack my running clothes!

Nice, Alma.

Instead of more carefully planning for my work trip, I was taking care of bike business:

1. Patched a hole in little guy's front bike tube. 
2. Installed a blue bike bell on his bike.
3. Got a new bell for me (I heart Seattle, most of the time).
4. Added a new reflective item to my bicycling ensemble.

Upon arrival in Alaska, I met up with my client whom I had never met in person and we drove around looking at work-related "stuff." After dinner, in a moment of weakness, I mentioned that I had a running mom blog. This is NOT something I would mention to any client under normal circumstances. But, it turns out that she (client who lives in the middle of the country, many states removed from WA) has a friend named Sybil in Seattle who also has a running mom blog. Yup, none other than Sybil Runs Things was our 1 degree of separation.

What are the odds?

I'm exhausted and we have a big day ahead. My goal is to get up and go for a run to explore the town and gorgeous views. In the meantime, here are some shots from the flight over:

Those are mountains out there, not clouds!

Oh, and the sore ham/glute from Thursday's near-fall is almost back to normal! Phew!


  1. Wow, how exciting! Have a great trip and enjoy your run!

  2. Glad you're recovering well from the glute/hammie incident. Have a fantastic time in Alaska; I've been there once and was just in awe! Love it there (but it's WAY too cold for me to live there - ha).

  3. Beautiful photos! I would love to visit Alaska.

  4. Oh, I just love this so much! Did our now mutual friend tell you about her blog? Not sure how public she makes it. They have an amazing family. Your pictures from Alaska are beautiful, so jealous!

  5. Replies
    1. You are a lot further north than we were. Wrangell is our place! :)

  6. Cool photos and I LOVE the one degree of separation thing!

  7. Small, small running bloggy mommy world!
    I've never been to Alaska and am so jealous of your work opportunity to go. I love that you travel, just enough, for your job. Great pics!

  8. So I'm not the only one who packs one-too-few work outfits (but plenty of running clothes)? ;)
    I usually do mix-and-match ensembles, so I can put a cardigan over some $4 drugstore tank top if I forget to pack for the right number of days. (And I always pack about half a dozen extra pairs of under clothes and socks... so that hasn't been a problem... yet!)

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