Monday, October 27, 2008

The weekend update

I'm slowly getting back in the running swing of things. I'm kinda planned on a pre-dinner 10-miler on Thanksgiving day, but I'm not going to push things as I have been off for a month.

Today I planned on heading out for a quick two-miler, but some frustrating work-related news really had me wound up and when I reached two miles, I felt like I needed to keep running. I quit running when I realized that I wasn't consumed by thoughts of the day. So, I ended up with 3.25 miles in 37:37 minutes for 11:33 minute/miles.

Weekend update:

On Friday we went to Diwali Night, a dinner and performance put on by the MTU Indian Student Association.

The dinner was awesome, here's a shot of my meal, other photos in the gallery:

The performance was okay. It got too long and a bit after-school special-ish, which was definitely a beer buzz killer.

Saturday we had dinner at the Michigan House and then went to the Ghosts of the Great Lakes Music Festival at the Calumet Theater. Three folk rock bands played for three hours or so. Good times!

Up this week, trying to figure out what to wear to a Halloween party on Friday. I'm thinking going as a pregnant nun might be fun. ];->

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

And my legs were like... WTF??!!

I had an annoying day at work and kicking my cats is not a optional stress-relieving activity, so I decided I might as well go for a run.

I should add that the last time I ran was for the Fox Cities HM on September 21.  That's over 30 days.

My legs were obviously enjoying their hiatus and they were like...

WTF do you think you're doing?  After everything you put us through this spring and summer, you want to start this shit again??  We're on vacation!

In fact, if you insist on continuing with this ridiculousness, we're going to make each one of our muscles complain loudly.


And that pretty much sums up my run.  Well, that and 3.02 miles in33:50 for 11:13 average pace.

Oh yeah, it was also nasty cold and windy.

Afterwards, Josh and I went out for a healthy dinner of Bell's Oktoberfest and popcorn at the Dog.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Coming soon to an Internets near you!

How exciting! I bought my own little piece of the Intarweb!

I'll be moving my current blag over there eventually, but for now you'll have to show some patience, Grasshoppers, as there's nothing there yet.

Finngarianmama, it's your turn now!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


So, I have three of them now and I'm not sure what to do with them. 

Anybody have any suggestions?

New steps

I have an old house.  I've been slowly updating it as my funds allow, but sometimes (actually most of the time) the fixes exceed the funds.  Anyhoo, my back porch steps have been slowly disintegrating over the past year.


So I finally got around to calling the concrete guy and now I have fancy new stairs! 

The concrete was still a little wet when these pictures were taken, but you get the gist of it.

I also removed the window at the bottom of the stairs and replaced it with glass block.  I don't have a photo now, but I'll upload one later.

So glad to not have to worry about this for another winter.