09 March 2008

Spring Break

March 9, 2008

Well, it's Spring Break for me and I am spending the next week in Logan, UT with my family. All of you who know me, know that traveling doesn't ever go smoothly for me, so if you're needing a laugh, here you go. I woke up at 3:30am on Saturday morning to get ready to head for the airport. Getting ready included putting hair in ponytail, putting on jeans and a sweatshirt, packing toothbrush (everything else was already packed) and walking out the door. I flew out of the Springfield airport which was 1 hr. 15 min. away from Normal, so I was out the door at 4:15am and arrived there at about 5:30am. My flight was supposed to leave at 6:55am, so I knew I would have plenty of time. Those of you who know me, know that I'm an arrive right on time sort of person, so being early was a bit unusual. It turned out to be a good thing because my flight had been delayed and they had booked me on the flight leaving at 6am to Chicago. So, once I got through the checking in and security lines, I got on the plane and flew to Chicago. I then got on a plane and flew to Minneapolis. Then, I arrived in Salt Lake at 2:30pm. I was supposed to fly to St. Louis, then Dallas, and then Salt Lake and arrive at 12pm. But, I did arrive safely and amazingly, my luggage arrived with me. My brother Travis and his 2 kids, John and Kate, picked me up and I arrived in Logan at 5pm. Needless to say, I was completely wiped out and didn't get my training run in, so I guess that I'll have to do that today. I'll keep updating this post throughout the week to share my Spring Break experiences, so be on the lookout!

March 10, 2008

This morning I was up bright and early to head to the gym and get my workout in. Then, it was off to my summer job. I'm working at Garden Gateway again this summer and spent the morning transplanting. There's not too much going on today, but I will say that I'm definitely enjoying the UT sun!

March 11, 2008

I spent the morning at the nursery again transplanting perennials and sweeping out a greenhouse. It was so nice to be outside in the sun and in the warm air. I didn't get to the pool this morning, but I did get my workout in tonight while watching the Biggest Loser. Oh, and I spent some time with John and Kate. I also got some new goggles for swimming. Once again, not too exciting, but definitely relaxing.

March 12, 2008

I woke up this morning and hit the gym for my training ride. I also managed a good yoga workout as well. Then, it was off to the nursery. I've decided that I'm going to spend my Spring Break money on a new saddle for my bike and its spring tune-up. Tonight, my mom, my sisters-in law and I are headed somewhere to soak in the wonderful warm mineral springs. It should be a nice way to spend the evening. I had a great workout last night at the pool (although it was cut short) and a fantastic run on the treadmill.

March 13, 2008

I'm feeling completely and totally wiped out and I could definitely use a nap. I ended up using today as a rest day to see if I can get back some of my energy for my long hard workout tomorrow and for the Shamrock Shuffle on Saturday morning. The "girls night out" last night was alot of fun and I think we all enjoyed it. I also gave Kate her birthday present and I think that she liked it. She got the Dr. Seuss books, "Fox in Sox," "Horton Hatches an Egg," and "Yertl the Turtle," as well as the stuffed animals to go along with the books. She'll actually sit there and listen to you read the stories. This morning I worked at the nursery and tonight, Eric and Karen are coming over for dinner and to hang out.

March 14, 2008

I'm totally wiped out. I just spent the day with my nephew John. He came over at 11am and then we headed to Borders to shop for books. He got the book "Old MacNoah Had an Ark." Then, we headed to PetSmart. For Christmas, I bought John an aquarium with 3 fish, 1 snail, and 1 crab. Well, the crab ate the snail and then died. So, he was down to 3 fish (Snowman, CandyCane, and Chilly). Well, Chilly died and disappeared, perhaps Snowman and CandyCane ate him. Anyways, I told John that we could go shopping for a new fish. We ended up with Hammie the frog. After we picked up Hammie, we went to McDonalds for lunch (his choice). Then, it was home to drop off Hammie. Then, it was off to Charlie's for a big scoop of bubble gum ice cream. Grandma cut John's hair and then trimmed mine. Then, we went for a walk to deliver some cookies to the neighbors. Then, we drew pictures on the sidewalk. Then, we went to the cooking store to buy sprinkles for St. Patrick's day and Easter sugar cookies. Then, we went to his house to introduce Hammie to Snowman and CandyCane. Who knew that hanging out with a 4 year old would be so exhausting. It's snowing like crazy here today and I'm definitely ready to take a nap. Oh, and today ended up turning into another rest day. My body is just tired. Tomorrow is the local Shamrock Shuffle, so I'll be back on track with training.

March 15, 2008

Well, today is my last day in Utah and it has been a busy one. Karen and I ran in the Shamrock Shuffle this morning. My race report is posted. My nephew and I made sugar cookies and used all of the new shamrock and Easter egg sprinkles. Now, we're all here eating homemade pizza and watching "Old Yeller." It will be a short night since I get to leave for the airport at 3am. It's been a good spring break.