- 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: