2. Wednesday, I ran my 5 miles by the 5th for Mommy Run Fast's challenge. My ironman buddy, Lara, met me at 6:40, in the dark and cold (28 degrees) to pound out the miles. I found S' headlamp and reflective vest and was a model runner citizen. 51:45. Not too fast, not too slow, just right.
|No one was up to take my pic.|
|It was a bit icy...|
|...but gorgeous trail.|
4. S and I will be in Jackson tomorrow, and I'll run the Mississippi Blues Half. We'll then fly out in the afternoon to Miami. Why not just fly home?
S booked our non refundable hotel and return airline tickets to Miami, in November, two days before the Oregon Ducks lost to Stanford. If the Ducks had won, they most likely would have been playing for the National Championship (in Miami) on Monday. He booked ahead two years ago (for the Natty in AZ) and saved tons of money, as the flight prices go up closer to the game. This year, he gambled and lost, so we go to Miami to hang out with all the Alabama fans and the Irish. We'll be watching the game from a bar somewhere. I guess, we saved money on game tickets, so we came out ahead overall?
5. We used frequent flyer miles from two different sources to get all the way to Miami. Our itinerary cracks me up, thought you might like to see it.
Friday (today) : Alaska Airlines - Portland to Seattle to Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines (boo!) - DFW to Jackson
Saturday: United Airlines - Jackson to Houston to Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday: Frontier Airlines - Fort Lauderdale to Denver to Portland
We're all over the place. No problem, S and I always get along when traveling, agreeing on where to eat and how early to get to the gate, when to take a bathroom break...
Good luck if you are racing this weekend! I hope your travels and races are a great success.