Friday, July 20, 2007


On the running and workout front I have been sticking to everything I said I was going to do. Wednesday was Lower body exercises, sans weights, squats, lunges and calf raises. I did take Thursday off but I'm back at it with a Friday upper body workout - Lat pull downs, upright rows, chest presses and flys, bicep curls and tricep kickbacks.

I'm finished with work for now. They've managed to find a new hire who actually has brains. Amazing. Not that the previous new hires did not have brains, they just didn't use them enough, or in one rare case the lady had fantastic brains and was able to get another job with better pay. I'm hoping the next time I'm called in for work is when someone goes on vacation. The new hire has only been there a week and has picked up her job as if she had been working there the whole time. She's also picking up what the techs do, so that's a bonus.

Wednsday was my grandson's 4th birthday. I asked him about being 4 and he said "I don't want to be 4, I want to be 5!" We're having a party for him this weekend. He requested a "black" cake. Not sure what he meant by that but he said it wasn't chocolate. Icecream cake will do fine.

I've had some weird dreams lately. In one dream I was running in a 5k event at Balboa Park and I was feeling really good about my run. I was almost at the finish line and suddenly my legs became heavy. I could barely lift each leg to take a step. The finish line is RIGHT THERE! I could see it. The alarm clock goes off. I wake up to find my big boy cat, Lumpy, lying across both of my legs... I'm not sure how much he weighs but he's heavy enough.

Back in April I did a drive through for Bones In Motion Wirless Run Tracker on the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon route. My friend who drove took a few pictures with his cell phone. He was just now able to send me the pictures. Here's what the start looks like without 20,000 people in the street:

This is what it looked like back on June 3, 2007, taken from the opposite end of the street:

Have a great weekend!



KatieFeldmom said...

Fleetwood Mac?

My son turned four and wants to be five as well. And he asks for black cake too, but for him, it does mean chocolate.

Love the pictures. It's amazing how different it looks.

Have a great weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a difference! Thanks for the pics, what beautiful palms.

Your dream made me giggle. I have the same problem. 3 cats and a dog. They ALWAYS want to lay on top of me.

Great job on the workouts! I start Monday. I'm back in it!

Anonymous said...

Oooops! I meant to say Happy Birthday! to your grandson, too!!!

zooman said...

Good thing it was a cat and not a slobber jawwed Mastiff,lol.

Irene said...

Winner! Yep, Fleetwood Mac! My grandson was pretty happy with the icecream cake with the rainbow on it. My daughter put mini transformer toys on it... :)

It is a nice stretch of street there, with the palms. You can't see it in the picture, but on one side of the steet is a huge grassy area where the marathoners hang out until the start of the race. That particular cat always sits on me at odd times, like in the middle of summer when it's too hot. Oh, thanks for the BD wishes for my Grandson!

LOL... Yes, I suppose you have a point, there!