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More Great Workouts, A Fall, No More MBE & Racing. Oh, Randomness.

List post!

  • You’ll notice I did not post an MBE this week.  Or maybe you won’t.  Either way, it was a good run but all good things must come to an end.  The truth is, there was so little participation and it was becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with, that it became somewhat of a distraction.  I simply have too much going on, and too many things I want to blog about.
  •  On Mothers Day, I worked at BFG for 12 hours!!!  12!  And worse, I fell right before my shift started.  I was taking the wine glasses out to the bar and the roller they were stacked on gave out.  Seven racks of wine glasses began to tumble and as I tried to save them and hold them up, I went down in a split with the racks on top of me.  I don’t think I have done a split since I was little!  I actually thought I hurt my leg, but turns out it was my back.  I don’t think it is anything major, but still…ouch!
  • Ran 5 miles today 🙂  Yes, even with the back pain!  That was my second consecutive 5-miler that went fabulous!  My legs are holding up (thank goodness) and my endurance has been great.  Best of all my speed is getting better and better!
  • The next two weekends are going to be crazy busy, but also so much fun.  This weekend, I have a surprise party for a friend (won’t write the name, I have no idea who reads my blog!) and a wedding for one of my closest teammates.  The following weekend, I am taking R2 to Lancaster for his birthday.  We are staying two nights at a B&B and I am taking him to the Lancaster Brewery for dinner and a tour (which he doesn’t know about yet) of the brewery.  I am so looking forward to some quality time with him.  And yes, I am an amazing girlfriend 🙂
  • I am posting a poll on the right side of my blog- I am looking for a new car.  I currently drive a Toyota Corolla, which I love.  It has been good to me but I have always wanted a Honda Civic.  I am conflicted.  The cars are somewhat similar in size, gas mileage and even price.  I have also been throwing the idea of the Chevy Cruze around because it’s American and lower in price.  I don’t like that it replaces the Cobalt which was a bomb but I had a Cavalier for my first car which was in my family for like 15 years so I know they can make good cars that last long.  I’ll take any advice I can get on the Cruze and the Civic if you have any.   The poll is just for fun- help me pick my new car 🙂
  • As many of you noted in my last post, my spirits are high and I am in a really good place right now.  The only thing in my life I wish I could change is my job.  Since I have so much good in my life outside of work, I feel like I can get through 8 hours a day.  Plus, I know how lucky I am to have a job in the first place!
  • I have been noticing more and more people are running the Philadelphia Half & Marathon in November!  I’ll be staying in the city (even though I live 20 mins away!) and would love to do a bloggy meet-up.  I am thinking the afternoon of the expo, maybe designating a place for drinks/apps?  I am in the city a lot and know quite a few good places.  If this sparks enough interest, I will work on putting something together.
  • I have decided on my second fall half-marathon.  I am going to run the Newport-Liberty Half on Sunday, September 25.  It is cheap, mostly flat and fairly close to home for me.  My friend lives pretty close and is running it with me, so travel will be relatively easy.  Anyone ever run this race?  Anyone planning to?

 

Ok interwebs, back to work for me.  Hope to catch up on my reader this week since I won’t be around this weekend!  Hope everyone is having a great week!

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14 thoughts on “More Great Workouts, A Fall, No More MBE & Racing. Oh, Randomness.

  1. Jaclyn (Lady J) had a Cavalier, which was horrible. So bad that I bought her a new car shortly after I met her for safety reasons…

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE my Civic. I actually chose it over the Corolla 9 years ago. It’s been nothing but awesome. (But, I’m a Honda girl, just bought a Pilot for when I need to be a soccer mom.)

  3. well i guess i’ll vote chevy since it’s american… but i would still get a vespa. or a smart car. you can park those anywhere! lol. i kind of want a vespa. haha.

    why are you getting a new car?

    i lol’d at the sight of you and wine glasses and doing splits…

  4. You have a lot of great and fun plans for the next two weekends, have fun!

    I’m no help with a new car. I have one myself but I don’t have interest in cars and don’t know much about them.

    Great to hear your workouts are going steady and good. And hope your back isn’t going to bother you for long.

  5. Hope your back heals quickly! Sounds painful.
    I have no advice on Honda vs. Toyota vs. Chevy. I have driven a Hyundai Accent for the past 11 years. I had a 1999 and now I drive a 2007.
    I’m going to a friend’s wedding this weekend too but mine is in Florida!!!! Vacation begins tomorrow for me! 🙂

  6. I hope your back is okay! What an awful sounding fall!

    I completely understand the MBE thing. While I’ve wanted to participate and support it, I’ve had so many other things in my life and on my “blog mind” that I kept missing it!

  7. Yay for 5 miles, boo for bad back!
    I so want to run Philly. I’m trying to coordinate w/2 other friends and one isn’t sure she can do it that weekend. So, we might run the Wineglass (in corning, ny) or the Diva half on LI. So many races, not enough time!

    • My Uncle ran the Wineglass, he really liked it. I know I am always going to miss out on great races because I honestly think I will always do Philly.

  8. I am happy YOU are so happy! It’s rubbing off on me (I am sad about your fall though). And your next half! YAY! I love having races planned.

  9. I hadn’t been able to keep up with MBE 😦

    I am a total Honda person (I drive a CR-V and my last car was a Prelude), so I totally support the Civic idea!! So much fun to get a new car!

  10. I’m a bit late in reading this, but just wanted to say that I drive a Nissan Sentra and love it. It’s pretty comparable to a Civic/Corolla. If you get a Civic would you get the hybrid? I’m intrigued by the idea of getting a hybrid (though hopefully I won’t need a new car anytime soon).

    Also, I’ll be in Philly for the marathon and would be interested in a bloggy meetup! 🙂

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