Here’s a few snippets of recent daily life this summer. The agate picking has been awesome this summer. I find that I’m gathering a good handful each week. I’ve got a bad case of agate fever. I can’t even make it through a run without stopping to pick up at least one beautifully banded mineral. Speaking of running, that has taken a back seat the entire month of July. But, I’m hopefully coming out of this so-called funk and into some more consistent running. I’ve had a couple of really good days of running and the rest are too bad and too plentiful to even write about! I’m trying to stay positive, move forward and just grunt it out through the bad runs. I’ve been working out some kinks in my left hip/glute with some success, but it needs more attention and I’ve been babying it. It hurts the most while sitting at work and running uphill. Last week was my first week back into consistency; it’s a step in the right direction. I’ll take it!