>> Tuesday, April 14, 2009
1: First of all, Brian guessed right in my last post. My peeled skin chips ended up taped in my journal.
I’m thinking up a fun/random/crazy prize to send him. And no, I’m not sending him any peeled skin chips. You’re gross for thinking so. Stop being gross.
2: I did my first 2 workouts over these past 2 days since NOLA 70.3 nine days ago. (I’ve lifted weights a few times, but these were the first aerobic workouts.) Yesterday, I went out at a comfortable pace for a 6 mile run. After about a mile or 2, my hammy, heel, and knee felt good - I figured I’d pick up the pace and turn it into a tempo run. I turned around at mile 3 in 21:00 minutes. I finished the last 3 miles in 18:05, for a total of 39:05 for 6 miles (6:31 / mile average). Nice.
Today, I went for a short swim to loosen everything up. I did 1500 yards in 24:45 (1:39.0 / 100 yards). Still feeling good! I’m thinking about some 1 mile repeats on the track tomorrow night after class. I need to stay in shape for the MDRA Mud Run on Sunday (4 mile cross country race that ends with a HUGE mud puddle) and the Winter BeGone Duathlon in a week and a half!!
3: I just vacuumed the house for 2 main reasons. First of all, our 2 cats are shedding like there’s no tomorrow. Dust bunnies galore. Secondly, there were skin chips ALL OVER the house. Pharmie and I have peeling horribly since our nasty sunburns in NOLA. Seriously, there were skin chips at the top of the steps, a big pile under the TV stand, a bunch near the skin in the bathroom, and a collection of chips in the kitchen.
4: I won a birthday cake. My birthday was a month ago, and my Mom called later in the day letting me know that a local radio station that draws names on birthdays and anniversaries drew my name. She said she picked it up and would throw it in the freezer until I saw them. So this Sunday when I was home for Easter, Mom presented me with my cake:
However, I knew Pharmie and I couldn’t eat that whole beast, so we cut it in half right then and there. I took the side with the text and let Dad have the side with the delicious flower-icing.
5: “Dead Toe Watch:” day 81. I THINK I have a chance at winning this!! (If you’ve forgot, here’s the deal: If I lose either or both toenails, I owe Pharmie a 30 minute backrub. If both stay on, Pharmie owes me a 30 minute backrub. Go Team Steve!) Here’s how they look today:
You can see that the new nails are just pushing out the old nails! Nothing’s gonna fall off!! YAY!!