Friday, I drove to Phoenix. Got my car the needed oil change and found that it needed extra work on the steering wheel due to recall, WHAT?!? They mentioned matter of factly that it could be done anytime and in the town that I live. duh!! NO, I wanted it done as I’m driving it to MN later this month and don’t want to be stranded in the middle of a polar vortex in nowhere Nebraska, LOL!! So the part was replaced and it was reprogrammed. Since it took about 3 hrs, I got a courtesy car and drove to nearby shopping area with a Nordstrom Rack. Within 5 minutes, I found and bought the last 2 pairs of Brooks Ghost 11 road shoes!! They are so hard to find at this price and in my size!! Different colors ...... I didn’t care tho. That was all I ’needed.’ And I walked out and just walked around the shopping area outside.
After I got my car, It took me 1 hour and 20 minutes to get from this side of town to the west side of Phoenix to meet up with DD and her fiance’ for dinner, holy moly!! Glad I left when I did.
We stayed up LATE!!
So, Saturday, I was surprised I got up early!!
I left DD's place about 2 hrs later than I wanted to. We had some coffee and just talking and watching a movie. Gosh, I don't remember when I last watched a movie in the morning, LOL!! Anyway, there's a regional park about 3 miles from her place. There's like 3 big hills, some rocky, steep areas with more runnable areas. I ran to the top of all the 'hills'..... felt great, legs rested and not as 'hot' as I thought due to some hazy clouds. Finished 8.2 miles.
The GDs arrived around noon and we spent the whole day at the apt. I did not want to go shopping .........and the younger GD was under the weather abit so that worked out fine in my favor, ha! Movies, and played scrabble, another movie and letter writing to Santa, LOL!!
Their father and other grandparents had ’plans’ for them so they left in the evening.
It was a good visit ...... they’ve grown up so much!!
Haven't run since. Should have on Monday but got lazy.
It's gotten cold with rain and some sleet with snow in the mountains.
It snowed last night here especially on the peaks. And it’s been snowing on and off here in town. Pretty! I have a couple of free admission tickets to the local fitness center but I’m really dreading the dreadmill ....that’s my excuse.
Will try again tomorrow.
DH is leaving MN for AZ tomorrow. He’ll be dodging artic blasts, wind, rain, snow and sleet. Yikes!
Nancy = wonderful to hear about your progress. You’ll get there!! Having a goal is a motivator but you take it easy and you’’ll be piling on the miles soon enough.
Erica = CONGRATS to you and Mark for finishing the trail race!! YAY!! and to Emma, high five!! Glad the fall wasn’t serious. It’s smart to wear gloves in such weather..... to keep warm and just in case you fall. At least that’s my reason. And you’re done with running trails?? It does get better ...... you learn to fall with grace, LOL!! The Disney race has alot of positive reviews. Sounds like you and Emma are gonna make it fun and memorable, yippee!! You both are gonna rock that with that pace training, wow!