Week 8 -- 4 Things Thursday & Flying responses
1. Ran 3 miles. I RAN 3 MILES! Yeah, this deserves it. Finally knocked out a run that was on schedule. It was slow. But got it done.
2. Tried a new park’s trail for running. Dislike it very much. How much is very much? I wrote a letter to the county parks & recreation, that’s how much. The trail is uneven the WHOLE ENTIRE LENGTH (which is less than half a mile, despite saying it was 6/10 of a mile trail). We’re talking I was running/walking at a slant the entire time. And I thought it hurt when I did that on the streets, it’s about 100 times worse. I almost gave up and went home, but I told myself 3 miles had to get logged before my 10.5 miler on Saturday. Therefore, 3 miles were logged.
3. Tried eggplant. It’s alright. I fried it up with some olive oil and combined it with onion, yellow squash, zucchini, and carrots. Nothing too special. Have a few slices left that I’m going to bread tomorrow and fry up some portabello mushrooms and make into a sandwich. The recipe looked delicious, so I’m enthusiastic to try it.
4. Finalized NYC flight plans. I’d been waiting for a bit, you know me and procrastination, and realized that the end of February is fast approaching and I needed to get the plane tickets purchased so my friend knew when I was coming and going. The procrastination paid off. In the end, I paid less for the tickets than when I first looked at them–the difference is the 4 days of long term parking at ATL’s airport. Definitely a win!
Daily miles: 4 miles
Daily workout minutes: 90 minutes
Weekly miles: 13 miles
Weekly workout minutes: 291 minutes
Jumping Jacks: 180/180
I would just wear my medal on display. don’t hide it lest they think you’re being shady. You may want to wear all the medals you have, just to show you’re on the up and up, you know. That’s what I would do. Yeah, wear them all at once. And take pics!
Not even all my medals are on display in my room. I know I know, I earned them they should be up. But my room is cluttered with so much stuff from my childhood and combining that with college…I’m waiting until a place of my own where I can display the awesomeness of running medals. Although, my Soaring Wings medal is right next to my bed–and in a little over a month when I’m back home, my NYC half medal will be there, too!
Ny so cool…why you going to new York??
NYC = NYC Half Marathon March 18th. I got in via the lottery on a whim (because tons of people on my dash were applying and I figured why not). So I got a place to stay with a college friend, all I needed was the tickets for a flight. I have thesis research to do in ATL and any flight that I were to take from Florida to NYC had a layover in ATL anyway. It’s just a lot easier.
Everything is good! When I flew from Ottawa to Phoenix, I had 48 gels, 2 medals, garmin, bodyglyde etc.. all on my carry on. I had no problems. I even had a ziplock bag full of Hammer Heed powder..
Thanks a ton! Definitely answered my questions! :) Last time I flew there weren’t nearly as many restrictions and I didn’t pay too much attention because everything was going into checked luggage rather than carry-on. For 3 nights I don’t need enough stuff to make up checked luggage, so now I’m paying attention to all of the carry-on details.