I am so ridiculously happy, the recap of my new shoes will have to wait a minute! I have the coolest friend in the whole world! He's hooked me up with an AC-ed room at the gym where one of my old bikes remain! How awesome is that!? There's a room back with the offices at the gym that the soldiers use for rehab and there is one lone, old-school recumbent bike there, basking in the AC-ed air, just waiting for me! Fantastic! Especially, since its supposed to be near 90 as the week goes on. LA Fitness is just going to have to wait! (And I am not ashamed that I giddily called not one, not two, but THREE people on my drive home to squeal with glee in their ears)
Rewinding to the weekend, I was thrilled to be home and back with my family, and of course, my favorite dog in the whole world.
I felt a little weird being up in Cleveland during the Cleveland Marathon Weekend and not participating in any of the races. I'd participated in this weekend every year from 2000-2010. My streak ended in 2010, when our friends got married in Disney World and the Turtle and I got to be in the wedding.
I think it was worth skipping the race...don't you?
|At the Grand Floridian|
|Who needs a limo when you can have a monorail?|
|That's right. We rode Splash Mountain after the reception|
Anyway, knowing that the race was on Sunday, I was a little worried that all the best salesmen at the running shoe stores would be manning the booths at the race expo, leaving the less-trained high schoolers at the shop. I needn't have worried, I got great new shoes! After trying a Mizuno and Brooks pair, I opened another Brooks box to see the most beautiful sight I have ever seen.....ALL PINK shoes. Clearly, the Brooks people were thinking of me when they made them! I silently squealed and prayed that they would feel just as good as they looked. They did! I snapped those puppies up so quick, I didn't even try on the last pair they'd given me.
I was so excited I quickly called RRB to gush about my new find. Unfortunately for the Turtle, RRB didn't answer, so the poor Turtle had to deal with my giddy, psychotic babble. Poor guy. And if that wasn't enough, when I got home I unveiled them to my mom by slowly lifting them from their box while humming 2001: A Space Oddessy (I seriously torture the ones I love).
I tested them out today, and I love the shoes. Sadly, 9 miles running counter clockwise was too much for even the wonder shoes to compensate for, and I think I'm sentenced to the bike for the rest of the week. The AC-ed bike that is ;-)
I have 2 new paintings to post that I finished last week, but have been too lazy to. Will do so soon. Hope your Mondays have been just as good as mine!