Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

For those that are Irish, and those that are not, it's a day of drinking green beer...oh, and I think there is some other reason behind it but darned if know anything but the drinking end!! OK, I know, St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland or something along that line...Anyway, it's an excuse to wear green, clovers, blinky lights, etc and go out and get drunk! And in Chicago they dye the river green. One of these years I'd like to see that.

So I found these cute little things to decroate my page today. I did see an actual "kiss me I'm Irish" and technically I'm a little Irish, so that could've been mine, but I kind of liked this other one better!

I posted about most of my runs/workouts last week but in the overall I managed another 40 mile week. I'm very happy with that (as I think that's the level I need to drop the pounds I'm trying to drop!) and especially happy that I managed 2 double days last week (that is my goal for my real training when it starts). And the second one, which was Friday, I started the second run and almost turned around at a half mile...but I kept it up, told myself at least 6, topped it at 8 and even got some decent tempo miles in it (around 8-8:15).

This week is a short week at work. We have Friday off. I'm so excited!! Means I can go out and celebrate the first day of Spring on Thursday!! This technically should almost be a fall back week for me, but since I have Friday off, I might push the miles one more week and take a little more of a break next week. I'm planning to get in and see my chiro this week as well.

On one final note, definite signs that spring is almost here. Yes, that is snow, but what you don't realize is that we usually get that snow this time of year, and after it's done, spring usually comes on full force (not to mention it won't last long)...I want spring so bad I can taste it...and on that note...I'll leave you with this:


Amanda said...

You have Friday off...oh so jealous. Love the ST. Pat's decor!

Molly said...

I love your new look!
I noticed my hydrangia (sp?) budding this afternoon...the thing that stinks about living here is that I have to PRAY that we do not get another heavy freeze!
Take Care

Weebs said...

Love your new layout Dani. Btw, I have every Friday off because our office is closed. I think with the intricate and stressful work we do, the doc (and us assistants, really) are done for by Thursday night. Hope you have a good St. Patty's Day. Don't drink too much.

JustRun said...

Woo hoo, beer!

Like the new design!

teacherwoman said...

I hope you drank a lot of green beer for me!

We have Friday off as well... and the kids don't have school thursday, so we have inservice! What a short week it will be! :)

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

I like your new blog design.  Cool to look at, and easier to read.

Hope you had a fun St. Patty's Day.

Nice work on the tempo miles.  Keep those workouts coming!