Sunday, April 12, 2009

cute things in sets

i kept thinking that yesterday was sunday because having a full day of work makes today seem very monday-esque! fortunately, i am not a monday hater so that is not such a terrible thing. plus, the next weekend i have to work (assuming that i don't get called in for backup) isn't until may 30th, and i have 2 more very light, easy weeks up ahead and even a week of vacation on the horizon.

so don't feel bad for me. i certainly don't. finally, since i don't celebrate easter it makes me happy that i can fill in for those who do. josh and i will probably be on call for every christmas and easter until retirement, but if that means that i can have my precious thanksgiving and new years' (and ummm . . . maybe my birthday?) off then that is a very good thing.

list of extremely off-the-charts cute things i saw yesterday
• tiny, completely identical triplet baby boys lying in the same bassinet
• tiny, completely identical baby yorkshire terrier puppies out for a walkthey looked just like this.

(sorry for the lack of visuals on the twins -- i don't think the hosiptal would have been too happy with me snapping pictures of other people's babies. but trust me: THEY WERE CUTE.)

a response
in other news, new (but very talented) blogger aimee (also a member of my college tribe of girlfriends known as the mad bitches . . . yeah we were that cool) responded to my sales pitch aimed at convincing her to move to the triangle with her soon-to-be husband.

i am not sure i was entirely successful, but i think i did convince her of the area's advantages on several counts. maybe the the cost-of-living argument will be the big winner given that aimee has declared that she is now "cheap and curmudgeonly." i think a reconnaissance visit is in order . . . preferably before it becomes too hot!

long run success!
i am happy to say that yesterday's 11-mile trial (hey, i rhymed!) went swimmingly. it was breezy and 70 degrees, giving the wooded trail a beachy feel despite the sad fact that the ocean is nearly 2 hours away. i felt good the entire time and went a very steady pace, save for a slow start (as usual) and the last mile when i just couldn't help myself. i was worried that my polar footpod's calibration would be off on a new pair of shoes, but it was pleased to see it spot on with the mile markers.

splits:
9:24
9:10
9:07
9:10
9:12
8:51
9:00
9:07
8:54
8:45
8:15
average: 8:59/mi.

i really didn't feel much in the way of hip pain -- just a little tightness towards the beginning. i am ready and so excited for charlottesville next weekend!

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4.11.09

workout: 11 miles (as above) + 30-day shred. hardcore!

6 comments:

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Nice splits on the long run! Looks like you held strong to the end.

I like the "moving south" visual you made...haha.

Aimee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE your graphic showing my path from Maine to NC.

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good luck in cville

Tatieva said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, il est trop mignon, ce petit chien !!! Adorable !
Je veux le même !
Kisses from France,
Tatieva

Tatieva said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, il est trop mignon, ce petit chien !!! Adorable !
Je veux le même !
Kisses from France,
Tatieva

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awesome job on the long run!! you were running strong at the end!

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