I had 3 runs at the gym. The first one was great but I felt like I was going to pass out on the second one but not because of any amazing speed. I just felt off so I convinced myself to take a walking break. Then I got back to it and finished the miles but I was drenched with sweat. Something was a bit off for sure.
2. A good friend who was a long term sub leaves this Friday. I never met her before late summer but she will be truly missed. A bunch of us went out to eat Tuesday night and we had a great time. The best part of my job is the people I work with and I hate it when a friend leaves!
3. I just started reading: Momentum is Your Friend: The Metal Cowboy and his Pint Size Posse Take on America. Someone recommended this book on their blog, Kate? Karen? Whoever did it was right - it is a great book! I am only a few chapters into it but I like the author's humor. Here is Amazon's description of the review.
Most people bring their inner child on an epic adventure. Joe “Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie actually took his two kids along. For a 4,000-mile bicycle ride across America, Joe’s seven-year-old son, Quinn, rides a tagalong bike attached to his dad’s; and behind that is five-year-old Enzo in a bike trailer.
Our hero the Metal Cowboy answers the question “What are you, crazy?” with a resounding and cheerful “Yes.” Unassisted—with no support crew except his boys’ comic relief and the periodic kindness of strangers—he pedals hundreds of pounds of gear and offspring over mountain passes, across the wide plains, through thunderstorms, and into the heart of what it means to be a dad.
4. I have a race this weekend and it should be a good one. It is a Santa 5K where you have to wear a Santa suit the whole way. There are 1200 (the limit) people registered which is a sizable race around here. I have a feeling that I truly won't race this one but may just run it with some friends. I don't think I'll feel very fast in a Santa suit. There is going to be a videographer there so it can be on You Tube shortly after the run. I will post the video or at least a link!