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Gotta Love the South

I fell asleep last night to the sound of sleet pelting my bedroom windows, so obviously the first thing I did when I woke up at 6:30 this morning was call my works emergency weather hotline.  After hearing “operating on a two-hour delayed opening” I turned off my alarm, rolled over, and went back to sleep.  I’m not sure that delay was completely necessary, but hey I’m not complaining.

Last night I immersed myself in the world of Lifetime, and watched the Amanda Knox movie.  It’s definitely and interesting story, and I’m not sure whether I think she did it or not, but she sure did seem to handle the situation strangely.  I guess we’ll see what happens in her upcoming appeal process.  Anyway, definitely much better than the job they did with The Craigslist Killer.

On my way into work this morning, I heard the exciting news that today is National Margarita Day!  I immediately sent out this text message:

Me: It’s national margarita day, we should celebrate
Dani: Margs and glee tonight?
Me: I like it

Tequila is my nemesis, or best friend, depending on how you view the situation, but I do love it so.  There was a period of time two summers ago where I did multiple shots of Patron every night I went out.  That was fun.  I should start doing that again :).  So happy National Margarita Day! Will you be celebrating?

I ❤ Patron (excuse my hair sticking up)

I do plan on going to the gym after work and getting my tempo run in before margs and Glee take place.  Last weeks training kind of took a big hit, so it’s time to get back on track.  I’m not really concerned about missing my 7 mile long run, I finished my 6 mile one so strongly that I know I can do 7 no problem.  So I’m just going to chalk it up as a loss and move on with my training plan as scheduled.

Can I just say how much I love that this is the last week of February and the first few days of March are in the 10 day forecast?  I am definitely ready for spring, and my trip in 16 days, although I doubt it will feel like spring in Chicago.  Oh well.  Have a good one!



Well hello!  I’m currently still in my bed trying to convince myself to get out and get ready for work :).  My alarm went off this morning, I immediately called our emergency weather hotline, was excited to hear we were opening 2 hours late, and rolled over and went back to bed for an hour.  That means I should plan to get there around 10:30, so I’ve still got some time to relax.

I made it to the gym last night after work and got in a 4 mile run at an easy 9:30 pace, and then I made myself go grocery shopping.  It had been two weeks since I really went and stocked up on food, so I had a big job ahead of me.  In order to not go completely crazy and buy everything (which I tend to do when I shop after a workout) I wrote out my meal plans and only  bought things on my list.  I still spend a butt load of money, but at least I know exactly what I’m doing with everything I bought.

So I finally got around to making my training plan for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler yesterday, and I think it looks pretty good.  Here it is, what do you all think.


(click to enlarge)


Then after I made it, I realized that the Thursday and Saturday runs scheduled for March 10 and 12 might not  happen since I’ll be in Chicago on vacation with Darren.  Although maybe, because he’ll probably want to go to the gym also.  I guess we’ll see.  It’s pretty much the exact same plan I followed for the Philadelphia Half Marathon, just with shorter long runs on the weekend.  My last few runs I’d been having some sore shins and burning feet, so you know what that means.  Time for new shoes!  I found my favorite Aasic 2100 series sneakers at Running Warehouse for cheaper than in stores, and they arrived yesterday!

Alright, I actually do need to go get ready for work now.  My new cell phone is “On Truck for Delivery” so I’m hoping if I procrastinate enough it will get here before I leave and then I can mess with it at work all day ;).  Happy 1st day of February!