Have you missed me this week?  Instead of writing my blog as usual in my spare moments between training clients, running, cooking, cleaning, and life in general; I’ve been picking out rubber gym floors, tile, cabinets, sinks, counter tops, blah, blah, blah…  Here’s what my gym looks like right now.  Hopefully in a few more weeks I’ll be able to post before, during, and after photos.

GymConstruction

Because of the gym construction I’ve skipped a few of my strength workouts, but none of my runs.  Yesterday I ran my long run (12 miles) a day early and by myself.  I kept it on the trails around our neighborhood and hit up a few areas that I don’t run on as often.  This is one of my favorite sections.

NewTrailSection

And yes, I did take the time to stop and smell the roses while on my run!

TrailRose

Wednesday was Joseph’s birthday, and we celebrated for three nights!  Wednesday night we went out to a restaurant called Chef Geoff’s.  I would have taken a picture, but it was a pretty classy place and even I realize that taking a picture might be tacky.  Thursday night Joseph came to our house for Chipotle Thursday and to watch the Virginia Tech vs Georgia Tech game (surprisingly we won).  I bought a Wegman’s ultimate white cake for his birthday cake (his and my favorite)!  Party number three was dinner last night at Julie’s parents’ house.

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Chef Geoff’s is located behind Tiffany’s, so you know it’s a pretty swanky place.  We walked past this Lamborghini in the parking garage and told Joseph it was his surprise birthday present.  We’re cool like that!

Lamborghini

Also this week I helped my friend Craig celebrate his 50th birthday.  He asked to be taken to Wegman’s salad bar for his birthday lunch.  He’s a cheap date!  In the picture, he’s holding his box to show what a small portion he had compared to mine, but I conveniently cropped it out of the picture.

CraigBirthday

Changing gears, I cracked up yesterday when I saw this tweet from Globe-Runners.  Thank you, Glove-Runners, for starting my morning out with a smile!

IdiotRunner

This morning one of my friends posted this on Facebook.  There really is a lot of truth to it!

RunningFasterMeme

We’re going to a wedding this evening.  One of Bill’s roommate from college is getting married for the first time.  Isn’t that cool?  Hope to see you tomorrow with a wedding recap.

  • Questions:
  • Since I’ve been MIA for a few days, what’s new with you?
  • Have you ever driven or riden in a Lamborghini?
  • Who’s wedding was the last one you attended?
Happy Running! ~ Deb