Thursday, November 17, 2005

The best laid plans and all that...

So now I am not running the half-marathon in Austin on Sunday. Instead, I will fly Saturday into Houston to help Ric. He is still building the addition on Moms house, and there is no way he will be done by Thanksgiving if I dont go help him. (Even then, finishing is optimistic.)

I will take my running gear, though. Even if I cant run the half-marathon, I can still get myself up early and put in a few miles.

And finally... SpongeBob SquarePants.

My friend Brandy and I are big SpongeBob fans, and we promised each other that we would only watch the movie together. Of course, wanting to get together and actually doing it can be very different things. For us, it took months to make it happen. But finally, we did. With a few friends, a delicious dinner, and some good wine, we settled down in front of the fire and enjoyed the movie. And, yes, it was definitely worth the wait. It felt good to watch something silly and enjoy laughs with friends.

Im ready. For a promotion. Im ready. Go, SpongeBob.


Monday, November 14, 2005

A busy, busy weekend

Saturday, Nov 12th, found me back out on my bike and riding around the bay. A different group of five people joined me, and we made it around the bay much, much faster this time. Geez, my legs were sore.

Sunday, Nov 13th, found me running in the Shelter Island 5k. (Why do these things always start so early?) It was beautiful running along the harbor, watching the sun come up and the morning fog burn away. The scenery was a definite high point of the 5k. And the other great moment? When I crossed the finish line, the announcer called out my name. They did that for everyone, and it was so cool to hear. I came in at 33:27, which is three minutes faster than my Chicago time.

And now I begin to focus on the half-marathon next week in Austin.

Race for the Cure 5k

On Sunday, Nov 6th, I joined 15,000 San Diegans for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k. I walked the entire course with two friends Angela & Donna so our time was pretty slow. But, the early morning walk through Balboa Park felt great. Of course, the nap later that same morning felt just as great.

<grin>

I plan to enter any 5k I find, and San Diego seems to have a lot of them. Running is more fun with a group of people around me.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005


My friend Sonya and I on the ride, down at Imperial Beach Posted by Picasa