#1) On Sunday, my dad and I ran the LA Marathon. My dad absolutely KILLED IT, finishing in 3:38, and shaving 21 minutes off his best marathon time from last year! AND it’s a Boston Qualifying time for him! As for me, I ran my 14th marathon and finished it. I’m so proud of my dad and I know I’m too hard on myself, but it just wasn’t my day out there. I tanked in the end. No worries, though, because…
#2) I just signed up for the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon in six weeks! Now I have six weeks of actual training to keep me busy until I fly to home-sweet-home Ohio!!!! Sure, I’m looking forward to the marathon, but I’m really, really looking forward to getting my nails done with my nieces and sister!
#3) I’m loving my short hair. I still need to bust out the camera and get some real pics, but for now, here’s a couple self shots from my cell (and the pony, on it’s way to Locks of Love!):
Side note: For some reason the ponytail picture grosses out all my male coworkers. What gives?!
#4) I’m also loving having visitors and I’m getting super spoiled… My BFF from college just left after a long (way too short) weekend visit. And my parents and brother will be here through the weekend. Their two week visit is flying by way too fast too. Boo! In any case, it’s nice to have an excuse to go to Yogurtland so frequently (not that I ever really have trouble finding excuses without them…).
#5) Speaking of my love for sugar… Hubby was in Vegas, while I was in LA for the marathon. I missed him like crazy, but he made it up to me ten fold by bringing back a ginormous bag of (some of) my favorite candies from the Sugar Factory — peanut M&Ms, sour cherry balls, banana Runts, Reese’s Pieces, strawberry Starbursts, Swedish Fish, and chocolate Tootsie Pops… Seriously, that puppy weighed about 5 lbs. and if you guessed it was gone in two days, you’d be right! Wish I had more sour cherry balls… sigh…
Oh well! TGIF, y’all!