Day 217…

10.21.12

Oh Sunday, as I tend to say every-time you come around, why do you show up far too early in the weekend?  So it is…up after not the best night of sleep, but forcing myself to motivate and get ready to meet Andre and Rene for a run…I’m a bit sore from paintball, but feeling good about going for a run…

It is another gorgeous day and we start off on what we plan to be a loop of the park.  I haven’t done the lower loop since February, so I’m really excited to knock this out and then move to the upper loop next week.  Andre and Rene tell me to set the pace, so we head out and run a solid, but not terribly fast first mile.  I think it is a matter of getting loose and we are all doing so on mile 1.  The pace quickens a bit and we start to feel really good…moving along the loop and we literally run into a mass of what has to be 20,000 – 30,000 people doing a breast cancer walk for the ACS in the park…this should be an interesting last half of the run as they are literally taking up almost the entire road…we push through and finish the run rather strong.  Total for the day is just over 5miles at a sub 9 pace so I feel really encouraged that my base is starting to build quickly and that I will indeed be ready to run a 15k in December at a 830 or less pace (which I think will be something to be proud of considering the lack my normal type of running for 6+ months)…

Back home, showering and eating before the crew arrives at my place for the Giants game…everyone arrives – Terence, Andre, Meg, Linds, Blitz, Alex, Rachel, Rene and Jared so it’s a packed house…eating all the oh-so-good and oh-so-unhealthy Sunday football foods and watching a really tight Giants game…looks like we are going to lose…but wait…Eli drops back…throws a bomb to Cruz…Cruz catches it…77 yards later…TD!!!!!….Giants pull of yet another comeback win!!!!!

Friends are heading out and I wait for my Mom, Dad and my pup to get to my house…Riley was in NJ getting groomed so I haven’t seen her in a few days and I can’t wait to have her back home…just one little hiccup for her – she bascially got sheered at the groomer b/c I was bad and didn’t brush her hair so it was so matted that they had no choice but to sheer it….holy sh*t, she is so skinny…she looks funny with her big head and super skinny body, but she is still herself, so I can’t really complain…

Off to dinner to celebrate Pop’s bday…unfortunately, Jordan has a touch of the flu so she couldn’t come to dinner :(  Food is fantastic – I have oysters finally and then the most amazing lamb chops…I’m starting to get really tired from all of the weekend activities so it is straight home after dinner…walking Ri and then to bed and Homeland…

Night all…

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