Thursday, August 11, 2011

Update on everything

So far I have actually been doing a decent job on my training plan.  Although I did miss a few days to visit my friend Kristi and the nieces in VA Beach.  I feel like it has been forever since I posted.  Here is what I have been up to since the last post. 

Went to Va Beach to visit and see Train/Maroon 5 concert.  I thought I would love train, but didn't.  He really does not have much stage presence and he doesn't sound like the Train I like on the radio.  Maroon 5 however, love, love, love!  Entertaining and great voice.  He sounds like Maroon 5 (go figure).  I ended up staying a few days to visit.  I was supposed to take the oldest of the nieces back with me for a few days but mom wasn't ready, so maybe next year :) 

Came home and went to a clothing swap followed by some dog sitting.  I got to my friend's house to watch her three dogs and found out the air conditioner was on the fritz.  Ugh..I was going to run around her neighborhood but figured since it was already hot inside I wouldn't get hotter running outside.  So no running on Monday.  Luckily she is friends with an air conditioner man so the next day the air was on.  That night was a long hot, not much sleep kinda night.  It didn't help that my dog had to get up frequently to check on the other dogs either. 

Tuesday I went to run club.  I won the Stick at a silent auction.  I hope my muscles thank me later.  So 27 dollars to Team in Training and I now am the proud owner of the Stick.  Which I have deemed the "magic stick". 

 Phil Jackson, Head Coach - LA Lakers  "I would recommend The Stick to all athletes." If Phil recommends it, I figure I can't go wrong with the magic stick, right?

Wednesday I put on the Garmin and went for a couple miles run.  It was a nice night.  I did the two miles a bit faster than last week with less walking up the hill that gets me most times.  So I think I am making progress! 

This morning I headed out to Burke Lake.  Complete my 4.7 mile loop and felt fine.  I did walk some.  The lake was very busy this morning.  It looked like some campers or daycare people were visiting and a bunch of walkers, runners and bikers as usual.  It was a beautiful day for a run.  Low humidity and 84 degrees I will take most days.  I think I am going to head back on Monday for another run.  I hope to beat my time from today.

Friday I am heading to the Steelers/Redskins preseason game!  So excited for football!  My friend scored us some sweet suites for nada so that makes the game even better!
My mom and I at her first game a few years ago.
  Saturday I have an OAR concert to head to, so hopefully I will get in some gym time before I head out. 


teacherwoman said...


Crystal said...

I"m going to the Train/Maroon 5 concert in KY on Aug. 28th!?? i have seen Maroon 5 before and they are great!! I'm a little bummed you didnt think train was good. I was looking forward to them. I hate when artists don't sound the same in concert as they do on the radio! :(

Crystal said...

those were supposed to be !!!! not !??

Running Librarian said...

Crystal, my friend Shawn liked you might like them too..I just didn't think they were that great..could have been the pouring rain at the time too lol

KT80 said...

How's the stick work? I don't think I've ever heard of it before.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I've never used the stick, but that's a nice prize. How fun to see deer when you run!