Tuesday, March 04, 2008

T-48 hours

until we leave for Dallas!!! YAY!!! After my one hour of mandated drywall mudding tonight, I've been printing out all our confirmations and a bunch of maps to the sights we want to visit (Fort Worth Stockyards, FW Museum of Modern Art, FW Zoo, Dallas Aquarium, Dallas Botanical Gardens, GALLERIA, where JFK was shot, SOUTHFORK, and a ton of other places.) Who knows if we'll fit them all in, but as long as we eat some awesome Texas food nothing else really matters! And, we may even have a fun blogger meetup with some great Texas bloggers.

I just finished reading the book about CC Pyle and the Bunion Derby Foot Race. I spotted it on the "New Arrivals" section at the library, and snapped it up. I'd say it was pretty good, it's crazy to imagine people setting off for a cross country run back in 1928. Living in an old house (late 1880's-early 1890's, we're actually not sure when our house was built) has given us massive appreciation for older things, so I can't imagine attempting something like that back in the days of cotton running gear and generic shoes. It was pretty tough for me to keep up with all the names in the beginning of the books, and some sort of Jane Austin-esque cheat sheet in the back would've been helpful, but the overall story was enjoyable and pretty entertaining. These guys really endured a lot over the course of the race, and for really not much prize money. So, I'd definitely recommend this as a good read for your running book collection.

That's all! I had a terrible 4 mile run yesterday, and a great 4 mile run today. Go figure, you just never know!! And now our 70's are gone and we will have some snow flurries tonight. BLAH March!! And our daffodils are blooming, poor flowers! Gotta run, Pippin has some serious gas so it's time for me to move away from the puppy!


At 10:18 PM, Blogger Jack said...

Have fun in Texas! Your weather sounds very similiar to ours - we went from high fifties to freezing in the course of a week.

At 5:52 AM, Blogger Dana said...

Sounds like you are going to have a great time in Texas!

At 6:46 AM, Blogger Darrell said...

Looks like you have some great plans, have fun!!

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Runner Susan said...

you're bringing Pippin aren't you? Rowdy is going to be crushed if you aren't!

At 8:30 PM, Blogger Just12Finish said...


At 5:36 AM, Blogger Ryan said...

Bring some warm clothes, it's cold here!


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