I feel like I barely have time to write my weekly training log posts, let alone post any other content these days. I have a few space station posts brewing, but I haven't had a chance to give them the attention they deserve so I haven't posted any of those. And I have a few wedding-ish musings, but I haven't finished those either.
Fun fact, I wrote the outline of my week 8 training post before I left for Chicago and finished it up on the Blogger app on my cell phone. Technology is the coolest.
Since I still don't have time for a real post, here's some random things.
Three things that are awesome:
- Surprise Reunions
We went to Chicago to see my fiancé's family, but squeezed in a surprise reunion with Meg!
- This popcorn:
I know I posted about these Blueberry, Lemon and White Chocolate chip cookies already but you really REALLY should make them. Perfect combo of sweet and fruity and crumbly and yummy and summery. Yes, they're that good.
- Delayed flights
Friday our flight was supposed to leave at 4:20, so we left work around noon, grabbed some lunch, and headed to the airport. There was no traffic and we got there early. After wandering the airport for snack options (grabbed turkey sandwiches on bagels from Einsteins) we settled in for some drinks at the Mexican restaurant near our gate. Below, some pics with the giant former president (It's George H. W. Bush Intercontinental Airport after all)... I grabbed his butt!
We got an email that our flight was delayed until 4:45. Then 5. Then 5:30. We finally pushed back around 6:15. And waited, and waited. Turns out there was bad weather in Chicago and we were on a ground hold. Eventually it cleared and off we went, around 7pm. We landed at 10. And waited. See, because of the bad weather, there was also no open gates in Chicago, so we sat on the runway again for an hour until something opened up. On the way back we were delayed an hour, though I'm not sure why. Certainly not our lucky weekend, but at least we were flying direct so didn't have to worry about missed connections!
- Weird shin pain
Sunday morning I woke up with weird shin pain all up the front of both shins. We didn't run, so I'm blaming these shoes. They are oh-so-cute but not really good for standing around for 8 hours at a garden party!
The two worst parts of going on vacation: the empty fridge and the full laundry hamper. I remedied the fridge yesterday afternoon, but the hamper is still overflowing! Sigh.
- An 8 mile run... this'll be another new distance record. Eek!
- A pile of laundry (see the second #3 above)
- Going to a wedding show downtown. I need hairdresser, florist, transportation, and an officiant (still)... maybe we'll find some good ones there!