Sunday, June 24, 2007

My Big Events

Over the past 2 weekends, I ran in two different 10K's. The first one, Lawyers Have Heart 10K was in Georgetown. MTH was also supposed to run it but there was travel issues that occurred. He was flying into DCA from LGA but didn't get in until after midnight. I had to get up at 6:30am in order to be ready for the 8am start. Needless to say, MTH slept in a little later than that. I ran it in 61:22 which is about 9:53 minutes. But, my split (the first 5K) was 33:20 which means I ran the second half of the race much faster. The reason for that was all the people in my way in the beginning. Therefore, I actually think I could go faster! Next time, I'm going to push myself.

The second 10K was the XTerra James River Scramble. It was a trail run through the James River Park system in the middle of Richmond, VA. As you may or may not know, the James River runs through the middle of Richmond. Because of the river, there are all kinds of trails like you might find out in the country but in the city. It was a really cool race that I enjoyed much more than a normal 10K. I'm ready for another one. I'm hoping to update this post with a picture from the race where I'm running over some rocks to cross the river (no water in sight).

That same day, MTH did the James River Splash, a one mile swim in the James River. Unfortunately, it was 15 miles from where my event took place so we didn't get to see each other. The good part was that my parents and my sister were in town for Father's Day weekend. My mom and sister went with me to cheer me on. My father went with MTH to cheer him on. MTH did well in his event (as expected!).

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Bed Stuff

I went shopping this weekend with Britgirl. We went to Stony Point Fashion Park and Short Pump Town Center, the two main malls in the Richmond area. I wanted to find some new bed linens. I found some that I loved at Reservation Hardware but they were, of course, very expensive. I decided to wait and look around a bit more. We then went to West Elm where I found some I liked just as much for at least half the price! And, I got a new file cabinet with wheels. Here's some pictures of the newly dressed bed.

Overall Picture

Palm tree accent pillow

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Busch Gardens Europe

I didn't quite write my post on the fun day later that day. Here's my update. We rode all of the roller coasters including the new one, the Griffon.
That one is awesome. MTH has to go back with me so that he can ride it too. If you like roller coasters, you would love this one. We also did bumper cars. I always love that one with a group of people. Then, you can go after you people and have fun running into them.

Running Update

I haven't talked about running in a long time. MTH and I are signed up for a 10k next week - Lawyers Have Heart 10k. It's in Georgetown. It'll be nice to head up to DC and see a few people from our old life. Today, I ran 5 miles. It was a little hard at the end but I think I'll be able to do the 10k (6.2 miles). I'm sure there a hills which may make it hard but I'm looking forward to a race. I haven't done one since April 2006 when I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler. Father's Day weekend MTH and I are both doing events at the James River Adventure Games. I'm doing the James River Scramble. MTH is doing the James River Splash One Miler. My parents and sister are coming to visit so they'll be there to cheer us on. After that, I have no events planned for myself. Of course, in mid-July will be the big day for MTH. He'll be swimming, biking and running in the Musselman Half Ironman Triathlon in Lake Geneva, NY. We're staying at a bed and breakfast as there were no hotels in the town available. It's called Belhurst. We've decided to drive so I'm hoping that there will be time to stop by a winery or two.

Phoebe The Terror Cat

So, Phoebe went to the vet today. Not a good scene. First she was weighed and that went ok. She's 9 pounds, 3 ounces - healthy! Then, it went downhill. She jumped off the exam table. The vet tried to get her and if any of you are familiar with Phoebe you know what happened next - she started hissing. Then, of course, since the vet wasn't going to leave her alone - she needed her distemper and rabies shots - Phoebe started growling as well. After putting her back in the cage, bringing in an assistant, getting some huge leather gloves and a towel, Phoebe got her shots. At the end, the vet apologized for not doing the full exam - she wasn't able to look at Phoebe's teeth. I can't say that I blame her for not looking! We don't have to go back for a year. The vet said that she can give us a pill for Phoebe next time that will make her more docile. So, basically, Phoebe has to be on drugs to go to the vet!