Thursday, February 23, 2012

Seems Like Spring

It was too nice of a day not to go out and run or walk or both. The temperature hit 78 yesterday, is this the start of summer ? I headed for the trails and because I have been lack in my training I did more walking than running. But today it wasn't about speed or time I was just enjoying the nice weather. Thursday is suppose to be in the 80's . Trees are in bloom and flowers are up, seems like spring.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Congratulations to my son-in-law who ran a 100K yesterday. He finished in 11:06. That's like doing ten 10K's. Whew!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Movies, Books and Bread

Yesterday was too cold to really do anything outsside so Christy and I went to see The Vow at the movies. It was better than I thought it would be and I loved seeing the sights of Chicago where it was filmed. After the movies it was lunch at The Corner Bakery and then we headed to the library for their book sale. I've never been to one of these so didn't know what to expect. There were rows of books stacked on tables and you just had to start looking.

I always like to check out the first page in a book before I select it and the flap on the inside of the cover.
I ended up buying 5 books, one was one that I had read a review on and wanted to get last year.

So here is what I took home:

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom ( this is the one I've been wanting to read)

The Last Summer by Ann Brashares

This Side Of Married by Rachel Pastan

Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson

Savannah by James Reasoner

Last night we watched Moneyball with Brad Pitt on pay per view. It was okay, seemed to move a little slow. I guess you'd have to really like baseball to enjoy it.

This morning I started some bread and while it was rising went up to the gym and used the treadmill. Didn't want to lift weights because of my hand, it is still swollen but not as much as on Friday.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Does This Make Sense?

I woke up this morning with my hand sore and swollen. It had hurt some yesterday but this was a bit worse and more sore. I finally decided that maybe I should call the docoter and have them take a look. I called and the girl gave me an appointment for 2:10 this afternoon. She asked for my birthdate and name and then said she couldn't find me. " well, it's been a while since I've been in" I said. We only keep the records so long, you'll have to reeestablish yourself. Okay. That meant that she couldn't give me the 2:10 appointment because I had to see a doctor not a PA. What about Saturday I asked. No, we don't take new patients on Saturday. Okay how about Monday. That would work and she gave me an appointment with a doctor for Monday.

So I have a sore hand and can't get in to see the PA because even though I am a patient I have to reestablish my record and only a doctor can do this.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Get Running

The groundhog stuck his head outside and saw his shadow and now we are to have 6 more weeks of winter. So far we have had a mild winter so maybe it will continue that way.

I needed some motivation to get me back into serious running. The best way to do that is to sign up for some races. Last night Christy and I signed up for the cowtown 10K on the 25th of February in Ft. Worth. Everyone gets a medal for finishing the race. We also signed up for the 5K Firefly Run in Plano This race is run at night and you get a race bracelet at the finish line. This will be on March 31. So now I better lace up those shoes and get running.