1. Wednesday when I got home from work I did not feel like driving to the trail, nor did I feel like dodging cars while running on the roads around our house. So I settled on doing my 7 mile run with Sven (the treadmill). I chose to watch the movie ‘Pitch Perfect’ while I ran and guess what? I never got bored. And I knocked out 4 miles at marathon pace. Not too hard to do when all you have to do is set the speed and stick with it. I also found a safer way of keeping track of my splits instead of using the post it note: my Timex stop watch. Using a watch to keep track of splits while running… what a novelty.
|Since I watched Pitch Perfect, I had to include this|
2. Also on Wednesday, as I was heading out for work I observed kind of a funny scene. There were two old men on ride-on lawn mowers that had pulled up next to each other the way police officers do to talk to each other. They were both shirtless, wearing cut off jeans, straw cowboy hats, logger boots, and white socks pulled up. And they were just sitting there chatting with each other, and both waved as I drove by. I totally would have gotten a picture, but I’m just not that bold. And honestly, did you really want to see a picture in the first place? Didn’t think so.
3. Don’t you love it when you buy a treat at the grocery store and then you forget about it, and then rediscover it in your cabinet days or weeks later? Yea, that happened to me earlier this week.
4. I don’t usually talk much about my job on my blog, because I don’t feel like telling the people I work for that I have a blog in order to get the okay to do so. Without directly telling the internet what I do, I am going to talk about work-related things for a minute. This federal government shut down has not affected me directly… yet. But we got an email from our Deputy Commissioner earlier this week saying that programs that are mainly federally funded (like mine) are currently being funded by the Commonwealth’s general funds. This is with the understanding that the federal government will reimburse us retroactively once a budget gets approved. However, if they (the feds) don’t get their stuff together by the end of October, I will be furloughed along with my fellow employees until further notice. Not cool. But a good example of a real-life domino effect. Here’s to hoping the folks in charge of approving a budget quit acting like children, and sit down and come to an agreement like adults. Otherwise, come November 1, I will have a lot more time to devote to marathon training and blogging.