Hi all! I'm still here. I know it's been over a week, but I've been busy & sick.
It seems I'm not impervious to sickness after all. I was down with the cold for several days. Nothing too bad, but enough to force me to rest. I just didn't have the energy to do anything strenuous. So I didn't work out from Wednesday last week to Monday this week. :-(
Well, Monday was a fluke. I got too busy at work to go to the gym. Then I went to see Nickelback that night so I had to get out of work earlier than normal.
The Nickelback concert was awesome! At least while they were playing. The concert started at 7 pm, but there were 2 opening bands that I didn't know of - Three Days of Grace and Breaking Benjamin. Their music weren't too bad, but I just couldn't get into it. Nickelback didn't come on until 9:15 pm! But I love their music so once they started playing I didn't mind too much. We got good seats too! Box seats! But a strange thing happened in our section. There was a fight about four rows in front of us! Something you would expect at a Philadelphia Eagles game maybe, but not at a Nickelback concert, and certainly not in the box seats! LOL. Don't know what they were all about, but I suspect that both parties had a little too much to drink!
Overall, it was a great night. The only thing is I missed "24"! :( I've been trying to watch it online but it keeps freezing up on me!
This weekend, we also threw my brother & his fiancee a wedding shower. Nothing too fancy since my future SIL already had a more extravagant and traditional bridal shower last year that was thrown by her side of the family. This is just for our side of the family, plus her parents, since we had her bridal shower around her hometown which is too far for our friends/families to travel to. Anyways, we all had a great time! They also got tons of gifts. My mom bought this huge cake that was a hit with all the guests! It was soooo good! This thing was enormous, enough to serve 65+ people! But at the end of the party, it was GONE and people were asking my mom where she got it from! I only ate a small piece though so my diet didn't suffer too much. :0)
So like I mentioned, I'm back to working out. The highlight is today when I ran 5.72 miles tempo this morning! Average pace was 10.34 min/mile, the last .72 miles slower since it was my cool down. Basically, I rolled out of bed, got dressed, brushed my teeth, drank water, got my stuff ready, then left. It was still dark out outside that I decided to wear my reflective vest. But it was soooo beautiful! 59F with a slight breeze! It was warm enough that I wore just a short sleeve shirt & shorts and was comfortable. It was a good run and I still felt strong and energized in the end! Not dying or anything at all! I think the week-long rest is what I needed to re-energize! Or, it could be that I'm getting better at this whole running thing. :o)
So that's what I've been up to in a nutshell. How is everybody doing? I haven't had time to check out the blogs, myblends, and tracker lately. But I plan to rectify that (hopefully) this weekend.
Oh, and for future reference - I may not be able to update my blog as often, but I plan to keep my workout/running log (see sidebar) up-to-date. You can even click on each entries for details. Thank goodness for Runningahead.com!