And no, I'm not plugged in. That's my iPod. I rarely run with an iPod because I always run with friends. Since I was heading out solo, I queued up a playlist and took off. No worries, I only put in one earbud so I can still hear cars and the boogey man. I could also hear the leaves crunchy beneath my feet. Autumn is in full force! I was also using my new app from Map My Run. Since my phone has a built in GPS, I can track my run. (no need for a Garmin since I always run with my phone!) I've only used it twice now, but it's fairly accurate. Tonight I covered 5 miles in 50:33. I wish you could see the elevation - it's crazy! Apparently my hood is hillier than I knew. And this is what I look like after 5 hilly miles in 50 minutes!To be fair, that face is after 5 miles, my weak @$$ exercises and sit ups. Yep, I'm working on a new challenge! This quarter it's the 200 Sit Up Challenge. I was only able to do 45 in the 2 minute eval last week. I'm hoping for 80 in six weeks!!!
This weekend I had a the privilege of attending the wedding of such a sweet friend. Laura listened to God's call in her life and picked up to work as a missionary. Overseas. In a country that isn't exactly friendly to Christians. And there she met Daniel. Boy meets girl, they fall in love. And at last they married. It was one of the most joyous weddings I've ever witnessed. From the song they walked in to, Lucky by Jason Mraz and CC, to the worship held during the ceremony to the first dance...all filled with such obvious joy for Christ and for one another. I wish them all the best!
Reprised my role as Creeshy's date. We once again split the cake. I took chocolate, she took white and we shared. Mmmm, friends that share cake are the best!We took a cue from Britney and Jules was #3 in our party. Every party is better with Jules! I may at some point during the reception, been unable to separate two glasses, hail a member of the waitstaff and ask him to take them from me because "I don't want to set them down, I've had my paws all over them." Sometimes I forget that regular people just don't get my particular brand of humor.
I'm thinking about taking swim lessons this Winter. Because isn't Winter the most obv time to take swim lessons??? Yeah, I know how to swim. I could totes save my life if I had to...but I don't know how to swim efficiently. And if I'm going to get talked into a sprint triathlon, well I should prob know how to swim. My doctor (who is a triathlete) assured me that a lot of beginner TAs use cheapo mountain bikes from Target. (and that is exactly what I have) She's probably just telling me that so she can point and laugh, but at this point I have no reason NOT to trust her.
We shall see.