Friday, July 2, 2010

Meanderings

1. I have a road I do most of my running on.  Unless I want to run less than 4 (which never happens) I go this way. It can be extended to runs of all lengths.  If I go in the other direction I can only go around 3. Well that isn't completely true but it gets majorly hilly if you go more. I never drive up or down this hill when there is snow as it is just too steep. I may soon be getting a lot of hill training as my regular route is going to be undergoing major construction. As in you can't use the road construction. There are no shoulders and the road will not be passable even for a single person.  This means I won't be able to run on it. At. All. For. A. VERY. Long. Time. 

2.  I have a race on Saturday.  It is in the town I teach in and is very laid back.  I am hoping one of my students will be in it. If he is he will beat me for sure!  Then I will race home to shower and get back to town before the parade. The Fourth of July is a major event here. There is a big parade with some great floats, many bands and many many many many many fire trucks.  The town park is full of vendors, junk food, crafts, entertainment all day. It is packed with people.  If you are from here and have moved away it is the time to come back because you will see everyone!  Always a fun day!

3. Sunday I have a family reunion.  My family is not good about reunions and I am looking forward to it. Lately we only see each other at funerals and it was decided that needed to change.  Thanks to my cousin who has organized this!

4. Stop over to my last post and enter my giveaway!
Have a great holiday weekend!  Hope all my Canadian friends had a great July 1!

16 comments:

Anne said...

Have a great Fourth of July weekend!!!!!

Emily said...

where are people going to drive?! on our road?! yikes!

love the new header!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Good luck tomorrow! The new header is awesome!

Jill said...

Oooh, I love your new header...reminds me I need a new one also. Good luck in your race tomorrow, sounds like a lotta fun. And that big hill on your route which is longer than 3 miles may just what the running gods are ordering for your adventure in CO Springs soon :). I will email you this weekend; Kathleen (Happy Trails)and I were just speaking about you and hope we can all get together. Have a great 4th holiday!!!

Jocelyn said...

OH NOOO! Road constructions suck!

Katie A. said...

Good luck tomrrow! Fun fast, run strong and HAVE FUN! Have a great holiday weekend!

Emz said...

Have fun at the reunion!

AND

Good luck on Saturday!!

Hope you have a wonderful 4th!!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Too bad about the construction! Lucky for me, the last local road construction gave me a much-needed hill. They built a bridge!

Race fast and enjoy the family reunion!

Fran said...

That's a bummer you can't use your route for a long time.

Looks like a lot of fun things to do this weekend. Happy 4th of July.

Molly said...

sounds like a great weekend, I just dropped some $ buying Fourth of July tshirts for my fam, we'll look spirited for sure!

Julie said...

Good luck with your race on Saturday...you racing queen:) Also, enjoy your family reunion...sounds like fun! Happy fourth of July weekend!

Christina said...

It's kinda flat where I am at, so sometimes, I get "hill envy" when I read about how someone live in a neighborhood with a few hills. :)

Good luck with your race this Saturday! And enjoy your family reunion. I love family gatherings!

Johann said...

Have a fun race and parade! Happy July 4th! Enjoy the reunion.

Michelle said...

Bummer about the construction!

Good luck with the race and the family reunion! We can't have them in my family b/c no one gets along with anyone - sad. So, enjoy it!

Marlene said...

Oh no, hope you can find an alternate route!

Thanks for the Canada Day shout-out! Happy 4th!!!

lindsay said...

hope your race went well and have a great time at the reunion! will be much better to see everyone at a party than a funeral :)