Saturday, May 23, 2009

Rainy Saturday Update

Got in a nice, easy 4 miles this morning in some light rain to get my legs loosened up. Tomorrow is the 1/4 marathon. Not sure how that will go at all considering I haven't run 6.5 miles at once in quite a while, but I'm just glad to go and be part of the festivities. I don't know a lot of people who are running in any of the races, but I hopefully will get to watch one friend finish the 1/2 marathon.

I also had a good leg workout yesterday. One of my major goals is to develop my leg strength and flexibility by working on getting into a full squat. I'm not there yet, but yesterday I think I was getting to parallel or maybe even a little below. I still have a hard time keeping my upper body upright, but I think I'm figuring out the movement. I'm going to try to get with DH one day so he can watch my technique and give me a few pointers.

We had a great dinner at this place last night

Note, I did not actually take that picture, but that's what the sign looks like. The restaurant looks like a bar from the outside- and it pretty much is one- but they had wonderful food. I haven't had a steak in a very long time, so it was a nice way to celebrate our anniversary.

Also, I think I'm going crazy because it smells like someone is making apple cinnamon muffins right now. My neighbors- all of them- are nice people, but their tastes run more toward curry and garlic than apple cinnamon. Maybe someone taught the turkeys how to bake.

After dinner we walked down State St.- the main drag near UW Madison- up to the capital building.

That one I did take, which I guess is why it's blurry. Awesome. I also took some pictures of a duck swimming in a fountain, but they didn't turn out. And a picture of a duck swimming in a fountain sounds kind of lame right now, anyway.

Well, I need to get it together and get to the grocery store. We're also going to the race expo, Brat Fest, and shopping for a dress for my brother-in-law's wedding. I think this is going to be a fun, busy weekend!