Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
It took 15 minutes to properly adjust the chip on my shoe, ate too many energy block, fiddled with my pandora stations for too long and finally got up to head to the starting point.
I ran into other TNTer's that I hadn't met and they were great, but said "oh- you're doing the TEN MILER?" After the stomach drop and thoughts of cop-out, I stood in line to leave with the 10milers.
It was awesome. It's so much more motivating to run in that environment than solo, and my partner for the first 3 miles had a quick pace which was refreshing. The last stretch was around Anrtium lake, my knee was killing, but Pandora was doing me well, pulling me along, and I thought- "the next song, I'll just book it to the finish" Then- whap-whap- it was a goo-goo-dolls song. I stopped- flabbergasted at my luck once again, and to switch a pandora song on the iphone takes longer than it should... then continued on to make it in 1 second under my revised goal.* Yes!
*original goal was to finish, then to finish under 2 hrs, then to finish under 1:45.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
There was a 'rock dove' living on our front porch for about a week. He was really tame and would sleep either under the chair or in a corner. He didn't seem able to fly but would scurry around. We fed him some seeds and chips but he didn't eat. A few times a friend would come and visit him. One night jg tortured birdie with his cat (not very nice) and then the next day I stopped at home after work and he wasn't on the porch. When jg got home 2hrs later, the birdie was back and it looked like it had been attacked by one of the many strays that fester around the block. It had a broken leg and wing so I took it to the Wildlife Hospital, but still haven't heard back from them. I bet his friend is sad. :-(