Happy Birthday Gordon Jr.!
My favorite son, Gordon Jr., is 23 years old today! I’m sending out a great big virtual Happy Birthday to him, way over in Iraq at F.O.B. Delta.
Chelsea and her friend Penny got here at around 03:30 this morning. Mikie had stayed up to make sure they got here safely. So there was zero activity around the house when I got up this morning and headed out for an easy run. We had gotten a lot of rain last night and the streets looked really clean this morning. I have missed lots of workouts lately due to my crazy work schedule, so I decided to do just 5 miles. Here are my splits:
|Split||Time||Moving Time||Distance||Elevation Gain||Elevation Loss||Avg Pace||Avg Moving Pace||Best Pace||Steps||Calories|
|Home to Park||00:11:31||00:11:31||1.33||0||0||08:39||08:39||06:59||0||155|
|2-mile Park lap||00:15:44||00:15:44||2.02||0||4||07:47||07:47||05:10||0||240|
|Park to Home||00:11:15||00:11:16||1.33||7||0||08:28||08:29||05:52||0||157|
As I was leaving the park I ran through a clump of folks that had just gotten to the park and were warming up. I asked what group they were with and they told me Fitness Junkies Boot Camp. Cool!
Mikie, Michelle and I just got back from watching Iron Man 2 at the Deerbrook Movie Tavern (in Humble, Texas). Got to say that this was an extremely cool movie. Full of action. Pushed all the right buttons. Lots of fun. Plus, Michelle happened to have 3 giant beer mugs that she had purchased from Movie Tavern so we all enjoyed giant beers at a significant discount. A good time was had by all.
For what it is worth, I highly recommend this movie.
just got back from an easy 5 mile run. Was nice out. Took just under 45 minutes so that works out to a pace of just under 9 minutes per mile. My usual 5 mile course is from the house to Humble Park, then the 2 mile lap at the park, then back home. Noticed a running group getting set up at Humble park. Not sure which group it was. If I see them there again next weekend I may stop and ask.
There is an article on the front page of this morning’s New York Times: “White Pages May Go the Way of the Rotary-Dialed Phone.” Got to say that I cannot remember the last time I looked up anything in the white pages or yellow pages. It has literally been years. And honestly I can’t really see printed newspapers and magazines being around too very much longer.
We shall see.