It occurs to me I should post more photos from my life.
These are my friends Michael, Kellye and Garrard walking down College Street, Auburn’s main street, after the first home win against Utah St. Notice Garrard is carrying a blow-up walrus. My weekends have become interesting, we’ll say.
I finally signed up for the Skirt Chaser 5K! Though not a charity race, it is Big Dog Running Company’s first race in Auburn after having opened their wonderful store just next to Chappy’s Deli. The race takes place Saturday, Oct. 8 in the evening.
Tonight I decided to run the course route. I ended up running further than intended because some hooligans stole the street signs at the corner of Brookwood Dr. and Auburn Dr. I ended up taking that extra little U down Brookwood and around Bowden which tacked on an extra steep hill, 2 minutes or more, and about 400 M.
My total time ended up being 37:22; now that I know the course a little better and won’t add on that extra distance, I hope to shave down that time by at least five minutes for the race. Well, I hope anyway. The last mile has a couple of steady hills, so I might try hill training this next week to get ready. To me, this felt like a really long distance; however, the fact that I was able to get through it almost running the whole way (a couple of times to cross streets, a couple of times because I’m a baby) is a really great sign.
I also did a little poking around today and discovered that I’m still eligible to use the rec facilities on campus as a faculty member including, to my suprise, their personal training services. Meeting 3x a week with a personal trainer only costs $90 for the entire semester, which is such a good deal.
In other news, I’m painfully behind on grading. I’m going to shower, fix myself a cold drink, pop on Skins-Cowboys and plow through 8-10 essays tonight.