Friday, June 24, 2011

Four Frivolous Facts for Friday

1.  Reading - Chosen by Chandra Hoffman


For you Oregon bloggers it is another book set in Portland. I have barely started it so no recommendation yet.
Just finished reading the second in the Chelsea Cain series (Sweetheart) which is also set in Portland. I have read the first, second and fourth book in the series. (how the library had them available.)  Loved all of them but especially the fourth one.








2. Watching - Grey's Anatomy - Never fails to entertain. I think it is Season 5.

3. Loving - Summer (even though I worked this morning and will work all day Monday).  It is great to have more time to work out, sleep, read, blog, procrastinate, waste time.  I can actually fit in both biking and running although it is not as easy as I thought it would be. How in the world do you triathletes do it?
I did find out I can use the Burlington gyms any time this summer.  I need to get up there and use the pools and see if I can swim even a little bit.  I am also loving that summer isn't too hot yet.

4. Racing - I have my next race this Sunday. It is my first ten miler so a PR right?  It is supposed to be hilly but scenic. It was featured in Runner's World.  It is a bit of a drive for me and starts early (7:30) so I will be getting up very early Sunday morning. I tried to talk my husband or son  into going with me but not sure that is going to happen.  I always like a little road trip and there are outlets and Target to hit after if I want so all is good.

18 comments:

Darlene said...

have fun on sun!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Good luck on the 10'er! I love first time races 'cause you're guaranteed a PR!

Suzy said...

GL this Sunday! I debated running it but it just didn't work out. It is a beautiful course.

LookingUpAgain said...

Best of luck on your 10-Miler!

Tricia said...

Enjoy your race!

Chris K said...

I love Portland. Oregon is my 2nd favorite state. Those books look a little chicky to me. I'm probably wring though. I think our taste in books align.

Hope you are doing great. Sounds like it.

Have a wonderful race on Sunday!

Chris K said...

Ooops, I meant that I'm probably "wrong" about those books being chicky.

My fav states are: CA, OR, CO

VT? Do I have to answer that?!

I like VT Bloggers, how's that?

P said...

The first book in that Chelsea Cain series was AWESOME! I got too busy to read the second one, so it went back to the library but I'll be looking for it again in a few weeks.
Good luck on your 10-miler, I love a guaranteed PR!!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Every time I read your blog I wish I spent more time in VT when I had the chance - like the 25 years I lived in New England.

Love the use of alliteration in the post title...

Fran said...

I liked the Chelsea Cain book too (we read the same at the same time). Right now I discovered the books of Karen Rose, just finished the first and started the second. If you like Karin Slaughter, you'll like this too. For me it's a pageturner, I'm having trouble putting it away.

Good luck on your 10-miler on Sunday. I'm going to do my first in September.

You've asked how we take Bella with us when we are on the bike. She's in a basket behind me. I'll post a pic in my next post.

Johann said...

Well I'm enjoying winter here and had a freezing run this morning. Have a great run at the 10 miler. Here by us they start winter race 7:00, 7:30 or 8:00. Summer races start 5:00, 5:30 or 6:00. So all races are early.

Anne said...

Thanks for the book recommendations.
Hmmm swimming now...someone is thinking about tri-ing :)
Have fun racing tomorrow...and shopping!

Black Knight said...

Good luck for tomorrow and congrats in advance for your PR!
Summer for me is a nightmare: I work a lot. Too many ships in the port.
I like the new header.

Jennifer said...

Have fun on Sunday and remember to smile when you cross the finish line!

Lisa said...

Enjoy the 10miler, it's a race distance that i've always wanted to try!

Char said...

I'll have to keep my eye out for the Chelsea Cain novels. I'm always open to book recommendations.

Jill said...

There's a 10-mile race here in Denver that I have always loved to do and it became one of my favorites. Good luck, have total fun-ness....and welcome to your summer break - yay!!

Forward Foot Strides said...

Good luck, and also have fun shopping!