Happy Friday everyone. I hope everyone is as ready for the weekend as I am. Anyway here are to weeks 5 things.
1) This weekend my rugby team plays Cleveland. This is basically a playoff game for us, so we need to come away with a win. We would still make playoffs if we lose, but it would most likely mean a long road trip next week against as higher seeded team. Hoping to have a longer recap on this game.
2) The Pittsburgh marathon is quickly approaching, and I feel that my trainning lately is really off. I’m not worried at all about finishing, and I should still break 2 hours, but I really wanted to break 1:40, and I don’t think that is going to happen. My legs just seem too tight this week to keep a decent pace for any amount of time. Hopefully I can figure out what is going on and fix it ASAP. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them.
3) Two months from tomorrow I will be starting my alaska adventure 2015. I can’t wait to get up there and see more of the state than I have had the chance to in the past.
4) I have decided this summer I will be finishing my back yard, hopefully by the time that I get back from Alaska to have a cookout wi all the fish I plan on bringing back. This is going to be a bit of a project, and one that I will not really be able to do on my own. So don’t be suprised if you hear a little more about this project in the near future. I need to get on it if I’m going to get things done in the next few months.
5) It’s finally starting to feel like spring. Which makes it that much easier to get up and go for a run in the AM. While it is still dark on those runs, it is star tending to brighten up before I get home. I’m really hoping that this helps break the funk I have beeni in lately. I am sill waiting to see the sun rise while I am out on my morning run, but I know that will be here before I know it.
This weekend was much colder than I had hoped. Especially Saturday When my rugby team played in the Mountain Ruckus tournament in West Virginia. When we arrived at the pitch at 9:30 the cars thermometer was reading a nice and warm 16 degrees. Lucky for us a few people on the team were smart and brought tarps, tents and propane heaters. We started by setting up our own little tent city; this helped with the wind, though it was not enough to actually warm up. At least it took things from freezing to cold. I was hoping to have some pictures and actually do a nice little recap of the games, but it was too cold for my phone and it shut off shortly after putting it in my bag to go warm up. As for a recap I am not even really sure of the scores of the games; it was a good day and we won all three matches, putting us in first place at the tournament. It felt good to get out and play, to mer we looked and felt like we were playing a little more together than we did in the fall. Hopefully that carries over to our next two league matches in a few weeks. Two more wins will put us in a decent seeding for playoffs. Hopefully I have better recaps for those last games.
However; as good as I was feeling saturday, sunday morning I could definitely tell that I had played the previously day. 60 minutes of Propping and Hooking along with staring out in the cold all day left me feeling a bit beat up and exhausted sunday morning. As soon as i got up I knew my planned long run (8 miles), was not going to happen; my legs were just a little too cramped to get that many miles in. I am just glad my group run was not happening, I would have went and been hurting. But I knew I needed a good stretch so I got out for an easy/light 3 miles and rolled my legs for a good while. As much as I would have liked to get in another 5 my legs are probably better off today not pushing them that much. I can make up the miles this week.
Sunday evening I got together with Lauren and Chelsea to start getting things together for our Alaska Adventure this summer. It’s looking to be shaping up for a fun, hectic few weeks. Though we still are trying to figure out exactly what we are going to see in a few areas, it is looking like I get to cross off a few things that I have been looking to do the last few times up there; including getting to see Mt. McKinley in Denali, and halibut fishing. While it is still a few months off, I can’t wait. If any readers have any suggestions of other must see/eat/do while we are up there, we are looking for suggestions.