IT'S CASUAL FRIDAY!!!! And I'm in my jeans!!! I have to laugh at that episode of The Office. I just crack up with Michael standing on the table (or was it Pam's counter?) dancing in his jeans. Ahhh....those crazy kids down at Dundler-Mifflin. Of course...."There ain't no party like a Scranton party!"
I went for a tempo run last night. I was a bit worried because I had to completely lay off the running last week because my stupid knee flared up. I'm pretty sure it means I need new shoes. But I just have to lay off of it for about a week, brace it when I can and take some ibuprofen to keep the immflamation to a minimum. And, voila! No pain this week. I braced it last night to be on the safe side for my run. I kicked *ss my first two miles (8:53 pace) but that last mile was killer. Do NOT...I repeat...do NOT eat a bunch of multi-grain Ritz crisp crackers with a smokey cheddar cheese ball just before you go run. NOT pretty. Ugh... I felt like I was gonna barf that whole last mile. Blech. It really slowed me down, but I squeeked out a 9:24 pace for all three. Ugh...and the heat index and humidity is killer right now! It was still a heat index in the upper 90s last night at 7:30.
Tomorrow....long run. I gotta get up early and get 'er done. I can't decide if I want to get up and run by myself or meet the group at 7:00 and run. I may meet them and run on the trace for a change of pace (HA! I'm a poet and didn't know it!)
No big plans this weekend. Jeff is making moans about laying the tile. He mowed the lawn last night so that it would free him up for this weekend to work on the tile. It's gonna look SUPER cool when it's down. We picked a nice 16"x16" slate to put out there. I'll take some pics when we're done and show you guys.
OK, that's all for now.
Today I LOVE: The word of the day from www.dictionary.com. I have it e-mailed to me every day. Yesterday's word was defenestrate (to throw someone out of a window). I feel like defenestrating several people at work today. HA!