Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Back to our reguarly scheduled programming

I'm back! I didn't really leave, but my mom has been here for the past week, so I had more exciting things to do than blog. She left yesterday before I headed to work, but we had lots of fun while she was here! On Saturday we did lots of organizing in my room...putting together my bookshelf and unpacking some of the stuff she brought me from home. Then we headed to Ikea and FINALLY bought a comforter for my bed. I'm kind of picky about some things, and I LOVE curling up under a blanket (even in summer), so I had to find the perfect one. Ikea had all sorts of various warmth-ratings for their blankets, so I got one with a rating of 5 (out of 6) and a pretty red flowery duvet cover to go with it. It's super comfy!

After our shopping adventure we headed out to Amish country to have dinner with one of my mom's good friends from high school. We saw buggies driving down the side of the road! I've been to Amish country multiple times, and I even had an Amish pen pal for about six years, but I'm still fascinated when I see them "driving" down the road.

On Sunday, we headed to a Phillies game! They played the Red Sox, so the game was sold out, but I got some awesome not-too-overpriced tickets off of eBay. Outside of the guys behind us yell-talking the entire game, it was really fun! We got the typical game food...Italian sausage, nachos, and peanuts! So good. It was a high scoring game, 11-6 (I think? oops), and the Phillies won so that's always exciting.

Monday was a fun day of shopping and lunch at California Pizza Kitchen (I'm eating leftovers now!!) before heading to work on evening shift. Evening shift is very different than day shift, which I may elaborate on in a later post, but I think I like it so far. It's going to be different adjusting to going to work later in the day, but we'll make it work. :)

My mom left yesterday about an hour before I headed to work. I didn't want her to go!! It was so fun having her here, and she didn't want to leave either because she was having fun going to local quilt shops and being with me! (Of course!!) I think she's planning on coming back in August before she starts school, so I'm looking forward to that already.

In the midst of all this, I hadn't run since Friday! It was fun to get up and have some coffee and breakfast with my mom before heading out to do our activities for the day. She wouldn't have cared if I headed out for a run, but I wanted to spend more time with her so I was okay with skipping a few days of running. I did get out for a run today, after I finally got myself out of bed! It's kind of difficult to force myself to get up "early" when I don't really have to be anywhere! I'll figure it out.

Wednesday, June 17
5.2 miles in 42:13, avg pace of 8:07

It was warmer out than I thought, and I ran the hilly route...combined with not running since Friday, I was dragging a little! (Or I'm just making excuses? Not that I need to, my pace was fine.) Anyway, not the greatest run in the entire world, but I think I had finally adjusted to running in cooler temperatures so it still feels weird to sweat! Just another reason to get up out of bed and hit the road before it gets too warm.

I will be catching up on blogs so I can find out what you've all been up to! I should be figuring out my fall marathon soon, so if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!


  1. I was thinking of running Philly in november. What do you think? I ran the 1/2 two years ago and loved the course.

  2. So many things to comment on! :)

    First, I def. agree that you need to have covers, even in the summer! Sounds like you got some cute stuff :)

    LOVE California Pizza Kitchen. We don't have that here, but I can buy the frozen ones, thank goodness.

    Amish country is so neat. I love their food...esp. their pies! Heavenly!!!

  3. awww sounds like you had a GREAT time with your mom :) i'm glad the red sox lost haha (go yankees)

  4. Sounds like a great trip with your mom. :o) Good luck with the marathon search. There's plenty of cool ones out there.

  5. Glad you had fun with your mom!! I love California Pizza Kitchen, only wish we had one here!! Can't wait to see what fall marathon you pick!

  6. Aww sounds like a wonderful time. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

  7. Come do the Kansas City Marathon with me ;)

    What a fun time with your mom! I would have been super sad when she left!

  8. Run Chicago in the fall!

    Glad you had fun with momma! I see mine tomorrow!

  9. moms are the best!!!! glad you had such a great visit :) definitely worth skipping a few runs for :)

  10. Glad you had a great time with your mom!

    Philly Marathon was a nice course. Plus it's not until November, so you don't have to do your peak training until September.

  11. Sounds like you had a great time with your mom. I always love it when my mom visits me and takes me shopping! :-)

    Running when it's warm out really makes a difference; I think it's a lot harder.

  12. Souns like you had a great time with your mama! Yay for Ikea and California Pizza Kitchen!! Reminds me of the days when i actually lived near civilization (in Midtown Atlanta) *sigh...* :-(