Monday, May 23, 2011

Thankful for Weekends

This past weekend was a good one.  Orginally, I was supposed to go out of town with some friends.  But due to several reasons, I decided it wasn't a good idea, so I stayed home.  It turned out to be a really good weekend.  I know that I don't usually report on my weekend, but this one was just a weekend that I needed.  I was able to be be productive, relax, and enjoy spending time with some of my favorite people...

This was my weekend... just thought I would share...
  • Visited my sister and new baby, Michael Bradford at the hospital
  • Lunch at Subway with my mom
  • Had a couple good phone calls (I'll share more on those later)
  • Went the Driving Range and chatted with a friend
  • Pizza, Friday Night Lights, and Games with friends (Pretty much rocked at Ticket to Ride and Sequence)
  • Massage
  • Organized my garage & Arranged stuff to go to DI
  • Pasta Dinner with my family
  • Mowed my lawn
  • Lawn games with David (not sure what it was called but it was a combination of badmitten, croquet, boche ball, frisbee & football... he made it up)
  • Fire Pit w/ S'mores
  • Read
  • Church
  • Made dinner of Massaman Curry with some friends
  • Games with Friends (Didn't do so well but it was fun)
  • Little Texas Hold 'Em (Now I owe some guys dinner.... almost had them cooking for me)
  • Started Celebrity Apprentice (power went out so I went to bed)
All in all... it was  fantatic weekend.  It was just what I needed....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

You know you're a runner when...

I found an entry similar to this on a blog that I'm following. I guess I should add that to this this... that I follow blogs of runners, even if I don't know them. So, I decided to post something similar. I got this list off of this running website.  I took off my favorites (aka ones that relate to me).  I've bolded the ones that I've actually said/thought recently...

You know you're a runner when...
  • your first thought when you look at the weekly weather forecast is, "When can I fit in my runs?"
  • you have more running clothes than regular clothes in your laundry pile.
  • you use phrases like "10 mile" and "easy run" in the same breath.
  • you've lost a toenail. And you tell people, "It's not that bad."
  • a beautiful summer day turns overcast and you're glad because it's much better running weather.
  • you smirk when non-runners ask you, "So how long is this marathon?"
  • you have a drawer full of medals and other race souvenirs that you're not sure what to do with.
  • you no longer make fun of fanny packs because your running belt looks very similar (although cooler) to one.
  • you've used an old race T-shirt to wash your car, dust furniture, or clean something else.
  • you get an invitation to a wedding and you automatically think about what race the date will conflict with. 
  • you have an old pair of running shoes to cut the lawn, another pair to wash the car, another pair you wear when painting, etc.
  • you have dreams about showing up to a race late or not wearing any clothes.
  • you're always hungry.
  • you know how to take a cup of water from a water stop without choking on it or spilling it all over yourself.
  • at least one of your web site usernames or email addresses has the word "run" or "runner" in it.
  • you know where your illiotibial band is located.
  • you no longer hate port-a-johns. In fact, there have been times when you've been very happy to see one.
  • you've had your running shoes for three months and you know it's already time to replace them.
  • you spend more time researching running routes than local restaurants when traveling to a new city.
  • you know where exactly one mile from your front door is (in any direction).
  • you know how to correctly spell and pronounce plantar fasciitis.
  • you own more pairs of running socks than dress socks.
  • you pack more running clothes than bathing suits when going on a beach vacation.
  • you have running clothes and an extra pair of running shoes in your car, "just in case."
  • your holiday wish list can be fulfilled at any running or sporting goods store.
  • one of the first things people ask you when they haven't seen you in a while is, "What race are you training for now?"
  • you have several drawers dedicated to running shirts.
  • you get excited when the new Runner's World comes in the mail.
  • your Facebook or Twitter updates frequently involve running.
  • you always have your next race on the calendar.
  • your runs are sometimes longer than your commute to work or school.
  • you get jealous when you're driving in your car and pass runners.
  • You know the location of every 7-11, public restroom, and water fountain in running distance from your home.
  • you spend more money on running clothes than work or casual clothes.
  • you frequently get asked, "When's your next race?"