Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Work, Running, Home...

It seems that bulleted updates are the thing to do. Here goes!

  • Things at work and at home have been surprisingly busy. Therefore, I am crazy behind on reading blogs. (Like, 70 posts behind) A few of the other contractors are leaving this week so I feel that I am going to have to take on their additional work. The only silver lining is that I will soon be going to San Diego to close out some things there. SD is my favorite place within the continental 48 so I will for SURE be bringing my wife along.
  • Running 10 miles mid week takes a LOT of time. Hal Higdon suggests that you take the day off of work. Really? Who the hell can do that? “Yeah, boss… I need to take the day off so that I can get a training run in” Sorry Hal, believe it or not, but I am not Ryan Hall – I do have to hold down a 9-5’er no matter what my training dictates.
  • The Twin Cities Marathon is in 6 weeks. I feel that I am ready for a fun race and am looking forward to meeting up with / running with one of my best friends. Both of our wives are REALLY going to be sick of the phrase “That’s what she said!” after the first hour or two we are together.
  • My wife isn’t going to like this when she reads it, but I calculated up last night that I’m going to need new shoes before the Twin Cities Race. Bummer. All of these miles that I’m putting on are really helping my running but are really hard on my shoes. That is probably going to cost me a pedicure or something. Turns out, marriage isn’t about compromise so much as it is about getting even.
  • I totally killed my back this weekend working in the yard and putting together a grill. I even took an Alieve (which I rarely do) on Monday which helped. I would post pictures of the yard, but it is basically just rocks right now. It went from dead plants and sticks to all rocks. Beautiful. Installing plants is step #2. Well, getting money for plants is step #2, actually planting the plants is step #3. So, instead here are a few pictures of my new countertops.

Before - plywood counters and no sink:



After - granite:

13 comments:

The Sean said...

kitchen looks great. food is going to be much better tasting in that environment.

while in SD do a long run around mission beach. it'll feel soooo good!

Ulyana said...

HAHA, take a whole freaking day off? I wish! I really, really, really do wish.

Niiiice kitchen! I'm jealous :)

RazZDoodle said...

Ahhh, the Arizona backyard, where planting anything is optional.

Take a day off of work????? The hell?

Kelly said...

Who builds a kitchen without a sink?

Either way, love what you did with the place!

Michelle said...

I love the granite counter tops. UGH I am such a girlie girl when it comes to kitchens!!

Oh yeah, your running is awesome!! Seriously, Adam I am really proud of the way your training and running is coming together. Your going to run an awesome race!!

Thats what she said!!!

Reid said...

Hey Adam. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry I haven't responded. I can relate to the busy-ness. THe kitchen looks great. And a backyard is on my to-do list too. :-)

In regards to socks, I'd definitely recommend upgrading to actual running socks. I really like the Wrightsocks, but I'm kind of a cheapskate, and cant justify spending $10 on one pair of socks. Especially since I have been perfectly happy with cheaper socks.

OhMyLaughter said...

THAT HAL. So much knowledge..sometimes just a touch out of reality.

Your house just keeps getting more and more impressive!

Pat said...

I'm partial to corian myself. But, that's one good looking kitchen and granite is cooler to the touch. At least,

that's what she said.

aron said...

sheesh i know those mid week double digit runs take time!

i wish 70 posts was "behind" for my reader these days.. GAH.

have a great time in SD!

Caro said...

I love bulleted lists!

Rural Runner E said...

Good luck in the Twin Cities race. I feel your pain: we have just purchased 2 new vehicles, put a new roof on our house, new windows in the house, new siding and gutters, and school just started (I am a principal my wife a teacher)....I am so far behind my reading it is unreal.

Home Away said...

ooooooo pretty counters!

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