A few of you asked questions that I'd like to take a quick minute to answer:
Lindsay asked if I ran the Baltimore Marathon in 2006 because she recognized the medal in my header.
Yes, I did. It was my first race and first medal so I didn't know I should have been let down by it's rather lameness.
Stacy asked how I got three columns.
I got three columns by manually editing the HTML and CSS coding. If you Google three columns for blogger you can probably find a bunch of step by step guidelines that will walk you through it. It's fairly simple once you have the correct coding.
Amber asked if I did the redesign myself.
Yes I did. I learned a lot of HTML coding in college so it wasn't too hard for me to make changes as I needed. As for the header, that was just a photo I took and Photoshopped.
Onto running. I worked from home today (my favorite place to work ever) and decided to head out around 12:30 for a nice three miler. Unfortunately, I think I picked the only sunny 30 minutes of the day to be out running. The rest of the day was gloomy as heck. But of course the sun's all kinds of beating down on me and I'm taking on some nasty hills. And my legs were gassed because I didn't eat enough.
And then this guy passed me. He was running in cargo shorts and socks up to his shins. I was in Under Armour and real running shoes. If I hadn't been completely exhausted I would have powered past him, but I just didn't have the energy. Where do I hand in my runner's card. ::Hangs head in shame::
Otherwise it was still a decent run, with a lot of walking, in the bright (and hot sunshine). I snapped some pictures (first time running with a camera, how do you all manage to get such nice shots while you're running?)
Big old hill on my out route.
Dude in cargo shorts who passed me on the way back
Back home in Md.
On a final note, say a little prayer/cross your fingers/do what ever it is you do for my mom. She just found out from her physical therapist she may never be able to swim again. My mom took up swimming a few years ago when she had to give up running because of a ripped hamstring. It took her a while to really love swimming, but now she does and she's really bumming about the news. All of us who've been injured know how frustrating that is. So let's just hope physical therapy can fix the problem and she can get back to swimming.