Thursday, August 31, 2006

Great MN Get Together

The Minnestoa State Fair Draws approximately 1.5 Million Every year...Tuesday there were 106,000...


Just a quick little update before my day gets way too hectic…My last week in review was OK, my body was dragging by the end of the week so it’s good this is a fall back week. Last week I had wanted to be close to 60 miles, I ended up with 56, same as the previous week…all because of that change from my run on Thursday, but that’s OK. I still have a few weeks. This week is easy, I had planned 40 miles, but I think I’m only going to get 35, depending on if I feel like running tomorrow or not and I’m fine with that. I might end up with 3 days off of running this week, but when your body needs it, it tells you. It’s a good thing this week was an easy week though as I just had too much going on and have been tired all week. I was up later than planned on Sunday watching a movie, Monday I was tired and took a nap and went to bed early instead of running, Tuesday I ran in the morning but was busy at work all day and then made a trip to the Minnesota State Fair for the Poison/Firehouse concert. Now I know I’m going to hear something about that one, yes, I did say Poison and Firehouse. I have a friend from South Africa I have mentioned before, he LOVES rock, he has played in rock bands and is quite knowledgeable about rock music, all of the hair bands of the 80s are part of his music he loves and he never had the opportunity to see most of them because they didn’t tour to his part of the world. And right now Poison is on a 20 years of rock tour (of course you have to question the 20 years when they haven’t had a new album since the 90s but oh well!!) and they played all their good stuff, although unfortunately Bret Michaels isn’t looking as good as he used to…but oh well. I had seen Firehouse at a small venue a few years ago and they are very good live so seeing the two together was actually quite fun. And Glen got the chance to witness the Great MN Get Together, or as I like to call it, the Great MN Pig Out (and most people don’t need to be there eating the crap), he experienced cheese curds, a foot long hot dog, mini donuts and I let him taste the great gelato I found. We didn’t get the Sweet Martha's Bucket of Cookies or Deep Fried Candy Bar or Twinkie on a stick, but that’s OK…Every year there is something new on a stick and the most fattening foods you can imagine. My favorite place though is the birthing center…they have animals giving birth and babies from day old to just a few days. We saw a calf that was born that morning, day old pigs, sheep, chicks, ducks…all so cute!!

After a late night I didn’t feel like getting up early yesterday but got into work and did a strength session during lunch and an easy 6 mile run with a friend yesterday afternoon…it was over hills, but very easy (about a 10:30 pace, I’m fine running with her on recovery days though, keeps my legs fresh and relaxed since my recovery pace is sometimes a much faster pace and slower can be good). To bed early last night and up for a 4 miler today that my legs are still loosening up from earlier this week, so a 9:10 pace, but that’s OK. Going to be a long one today though. I’m here till 4:30 and then working tonight at B&N…oh well.

3 comments:

Firefly's Running said...
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Firefly's Running said...

I am heading out to State Fair on Sunday...I hope. I may be getting wheeled around instead of walking. Depends on the results, which I won't get until TOMORROW!

Ginger Breadman said...

I have to agree with you about listening to your body. When you need rest, you need rest. A day at the fair, a late night concert -livin' life a little will take some of the energy out of you. I can't believe you went to see Poison - how hilarious. I bet the concert was excellent!