Over the last month, I have been VERY busy…I honestly didn’t even realize my last post was on August 22nd. Ouch. So – where have I been and what have I been up to?
9-Miler, New Job, 10-Miler, Tropical Depression Lee, 11-Miler, LSU Football Game, Girls Beach Trip, Cousin’s Wedding! And most of that only covers my weekend fun!
That’s right folks – I got the JOB!!! I now work in our Information Management group…more or less a project manager in the IT world. My background is Finance and Project Controls – so not only is it right up my alley – but it also gives me a chance to broaden my horizon and learn a few new things.
I survived “Tropical Depression Lee” – which was really just a lot of rain. However – I did have to brave my first 10-miler in the heat of the storm! If you have been following me, you know that I normally do my long runs down by the Lakefront. Due to the heavy rains, and partial flooding at the Lakefront, and the fact that I do not own a treadmill, I was left no choice but to run 3-mile loops in my neighborhood. Ok – in all actuality – the neighborhood loop is more like 6 miles – but that covers every single cul-de-sac. And I wasn’t really in the mood for that. So – in the torrential downpour – I opted for the (3) 3-mile loops so that I could switch out my long-sleeve shirt and chug some Gatorade. And actually – it was one of my better runs – the most consistent times! Average pace of 10:01/mile!!
The following weekend, a few friends from work asked us if we wanted to go to the first LSU home game of the season. Neither the hubs nor I went to LSU – but the games are super fun to tailgate at! Since I had a fabulous 11-miler on the books for that morning – and the group decided to meet up in Baton Rouge by Noon – I again had to resort to my neighborhood 3-mile loop! I got up at 6 AM – and started my run at 6:30. Not the most exciting…but I did what I had to do – and was Quite Surprised that my average pace was a 10:08/mile!!!
The following weekend, I went on a beach trip (Pensacola Beach) with 5 other girls from work. We had a blast!! We left Thursday afternoon, arrived in the evening in time to watch the LSU game on football, got up and ran a 4-miler, lounged on the beach from 10am to 5 pm, headed to the hot-tub from 6pm to 9pm, then headed inside to get ready for a late dinner – then repeated on Saturday. Sunday morning was nice and relaxing – and we were all sad to leave!!
And finally, this past weekend, I flew up to Pennsylvania for my cousin’s wedding. It was a beautiful, outdoor, country wedding – complete with rustic barn, bales of hay, and rows upon rows of cornfields!
And now for my long distance running stats: