Tuesday, December 11, 2012
So for those of you who followed my extended stay in the Denver airport, we finally made it to Philadelphia at 12:30AM Tuesday morning (we were supposed to arrived at 9:00PM the day before!). Our flight was not the only one to experience a delay, so baggage claim was crazy! Finally got my bags shortly after 1am, then was fortunate to quickly hop on a shuttle to the parking lot my car was in. Rolled out of there at 1:22AM, and thankfully no traffic on the road and was home being greeted by two of my puppies at 2:42AM! Took me a few minutes to ramp down and was asleep by 3am, but being a creature of habit was awake at 7:30AM! SIGH!
4+ hours of sleep just does not cut it for me! 7 is really the right amount. Tonight my goal is to be in bed by 10PM, so with my alarm set for 6AM, I should get a nice 8 hour rest! I have a hunch that if this plan goes as expected, I'll feel like a new person tomorrow!
As I said in the title - Lack of sleep sucks!
Monday, December 10, 2012
There is nothing quite as fun as being stuck in an airport when flights are delayed! I happen to be stuck in Denver as I blog due to the weather on the east coast (specifically Philadelphia). The current delay is 3:10, and hoping it does not grow any longer. As it stands, my flight will arrive around midnight, and after getting my bags, taking the shuttle to my car, etc, I'll be home close to 2AM! Thank goodness I had already planned to take tomorrow AM off from work!
In the meantime, always a fun sport to people watch. So far nothing out of the way of unusual, but with multiple flights delayed to the east coast, there is bound to be one or two folks who may start to sound off (as if the airlines can do anything about it!).
Saturday, December 08, 2012
In the past few weeks, I've been able in training to get my 5K time under 30 minutes, but today was the big day -- my first official, chipped 5K race! And to add a little intrigue to this race, it was in Tucson, AZ, which is 1/2 mile above sea level (where I live on the east coast, we are AT sea level!).
In spite of the altitude challenge, I was able to officially post my first sub-30 minute 5K -- 29:39!!
I did have to do a few fast walks during the race to catch my breath, but overall it was a very successful race! Hopefully, I'll be back here next year and lowering that time!
Friday, December 07, 2012
Always a pleasure to be in Arizona -- warm temps, sunny skies, etc. Today is my dad's 81st birthday, and we have a few things planned:
- Lunch plans at a retirement community he is thinking he may move to . It is a very nice place, and I really think this is the right thing for him to do -- he misses being around people!
- Dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant in Tucson. Their specialty is a dish called Carne Seca. Besides just being amazingly good, the way it is created is quite interesting -- the beef is "cooked" on screens on the roof! Gives you some idea just how warm the sun is here in southern Arizona!
Tomorrow I run in my first out of town 5K race up at the University of Arizona. Will blog about that tomorrow.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Finally broke the 5K in under 30 minute barrier this morning -- 29:55!! Not much more to add, except to say I am one happy camper!!
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