Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ryder’s Results & Ridin’ Solo

I got some GREAT movie titles that include scenes with shades from the giveaway.  Definitely an overwhelming amount of love for the “volleyball scene” of Top Gun—I concur.  Winner of the Ryder’s Giveaway according to random.org is….

RunningontheGo otherwise known as TARA!
(I’ll be in touch with details.)

In other news, I’ve been flyin’ solo since Saturday afternoon.  Mr. Pi headed to Burning Man for the second year in a row.  If you don’t know what Burning Man is read this.  It was really weird to be in the house alone since every weekend we have had company and have been tackling major house projects. I miss him lots but it’s also nice to have some quiet downtime.

Sunday I went for a “long” run, the longest since Barb’s Race—it was pretty great.  I ran to one of the local paved trails (awesome that I can run to it).  It was 2.19 miles to get to the trail and then I met up with Amy for another 4 miles. I actually had negative splits for the first 3 miles---that is rare.  I ended with 6.2 miles at an 11:38 pace.  While that may not be speedy, it really felt good and I actually felt like I could have kept going which is great!  I think my running legs are finally starting to come back.  My alien water balloon is still there but really doesn’t bother me much anymore.

After running, Amy gave me a ride to my house and I made us blueberry pancakes with blueberries picked from my yard—it was glorious!

The rest of Sunday I did some laundry and took the dog for a nice long walk.  I went in a new direction from my house and found some really neat homes.  It’s so fun exploring a new area.  Then, Sunday evening, I sat on the couch and did absolutely nothing but watch lots and lots of Netflix.

Thanks to everyone for the comments on the Reflections post.  I certainly have been doing a lot of thinking and am so lucky to have such a great support system in Portland and in the blogging world.