Wednesday, November 28, 2012
It has been a long time since I posting a blog, and I have been trying to get my focus back, so I thought I would give everyone an update on what I have been up to since my last blog.
I did the Women's 5K classic competive walk in October. It was chilly but I completed the walk in a personal best 43:56! I think next year I am going to enter the run cause I can always walk in the run but you can't run in the walk (they will disqualify you).
Then Hurrican Sandy took the area by storm! We lost power for several days and cable/internet for even longer. Halloween (one of my favorite holidays) was almost completely ruined. But power came back just in time for annual party for some minor revisions.
Then I was travelling for work for a week. Michigan in November is not my idea of fun but at least the hotel had a nice fitness center and I was able to get some workout time in. Which was actually really good cause they kept feeding us really well.
Then it was time for Thanksgiving. I ate way to much Turkey and such. I ending up bring home a ton of food, too.
Yesterday, I returned to Philly where I went to college and lived for four long years with some girlfriends to see The Gaslight Anthem play at the Electric Factory. We all went to school in Philly at different times, so we all had different memories and ideas of where we should go before and after the show. We decided (after much begging and pleaing) that we should find parking around Spring Garden and 5th and then walking around and to the show. Well on 5th right at Spring Garden the street parking was free with no time limit, awesome I budgeted $20 for parking. We had dinner at the Silk City Diner, which has changed so much since I was there last. It looks the same but it was no longer standard greasy diner food, it was awesome food. We split an asian salmon burger, french dip, and charizo flatbread. All were delicous! From there we decided to walk around for a little bit and see what has changed and what is still the same. We ended up at McFaddin's on 3rd. Then it was time to walk to the show at the Electric Factory on 7th. The show was awesome.
They played for almost two hours and we were jumping around dancing and screaming the whole time. I mapped out all the walking we did last night and it ended up being 1.85 miles, it didn't seem like it at the time and in the cold. All in all it was a great day. Sometime I miss the city but a visit will do.
Now I need to figure out a plan to make it through the holidays. I am open for suggestions.