Monday, October 12, 2009

Home for the Weekend

I got to go HOME, last weekend! It was so NICE to sleep in my own bed for three whole nights. Don't get me wrong, I am grateful for my job, but I did some quick calculations, and realized that for the calendar year of Nov '08 to Nov '09, I will have only been in my own home for two months and one week. The rest of the time I was either in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kenya or the East Coast. All GREAT places to be, but still there's no place like home.

I went for a run with my Running Group Saturday morning. Gotta admit, I had a lot of trepidation - was worried about keeping up. But, I DID! And we ran 8.6 miles, at an 11 minute pace, so I feel really really good about the Tulsa Run on October 31st.

And then, Saturday night, I went to the Fair. I was coerced into trying this:

You're thinking, Seriously, Chocolate Covered Bacon? Yes, that is what it is. Fortunately, the requirement was one bite - (I was kind of curious, but one bite cured that)

And then, for the first time in my life, I was won a prize.

Cute lil guy, isn't he? But, he smelled so NASTY that I left him on a table for someone to take (which someone did in about 3.2 seconds) It truly was the thought that counted.

Now I'm back in DC - with a group, because they were snowed into Minneapolis. So, THEY'LL arrive tomorrow. Whilst in the Chicago airport I saw this...

Tulsa State Fair is way ahead of it's time.


  1. you runners annoy me:0) i guess it makes my speed walking seem lame-O ! good job lady--

    there are some things in life i do not need to try. chocolate bacon...that might be on that list:0)

  2. I ran my first 10k last March at age 51. I'm still running...trying to work back up to the 6 miles so that I can run it again this coming March. I would love to be able to do this indefinitely, and to be able to increase my miles per minutes.
    I'll be checking back to read more up your upcoming posts.