(No homo.) The kids I babysit actually learned the rap part to Baby first. Then I of course HAD to. We cruise around town like this. I was happy to learn it's just as fun on a road trip. I think my family was impressed. Maybe just concerned, IDK.
Other note-worthy items from (Lexington) Kentucky.
- The bouncer at the bar we went to was wearing a white dress shirt, black dress pants, and Suspenders.
- The liquor stores there are called Liquor Barns
- A friend jokingly asked me if I ran into John Calipari or John Wall (from the UK Basketball team). It would have been amazing to say "Sup Cuz?" to DeMarcus Cousins...or challenge the boys to a game of HORSE, but that didn't happen. We did, however, see a Justin Bieber look alike at dinner on Saturday.
I didn't get a chance to run until I got back on Monday night. I just did 2 miles around the neighborhood....and actually walked on two uphills (oopsies). I was pretty achy and wiped out from all the riding in the car and decided "something is better than nothing, I'll push myself tomorrow."
Tonight I ran 3 miles on the treadmill in 29:52! That's the first time I've done 3 miles without stopping since the Shamrock Half. I'm getting to the point now where I have to push myself past what's comfortable. It's been so long since I've been able to do that, there's a slight temptation to be lazy, BUT, I want to be back bad enough that I'm sticking to it.
I really don't think there is anyway I'll be ready for a half marathon the first weekend in June. (The mileage increase would be a lot more than 10% per week. And it's not like I just didn't run, I've been hurt) Meaning my next [long] race will most-likely be the Virginia Beach Rock n' Roll Half on September 5th. Geez that's a long way awayyyy. But--- that allows plenty of time to PR in the 5k and 10k distances and work on getting faster. I'm thrilled to be running Advil free and that I have soreness that has nothing to do with an injury.
Also, a friend who ran a half marathon in 2:02:31 Sunday wants to start running together. Um..."Here is my ass, feel free to start kicking it." I'm pretty excited about this! My goal for 2010 is still 2:10:00, whether I hit it or not, we'll see...