First day back from the honeymoon and it appears my daughter broke her toe. Yeah, I’m busy. I’ll post a bunch of pictures in the next day or so, but I’ve got a little everything to attend to.
Yesterday was a bit of a blur. I had a pretty decent 8 mile run (for the first time running over 5 since the half marathon in April). My pace could have been better, but I’ll take it for my first longer run on a hot and humid morning. Abbe got her hair done for the honeymoon and she looks great! We picked up Bubs for his final regular season ice hockey game. Bubs, again padded his team-leading penalty minutes…
Today I’ve got a softball double-header with no obligations coming afterwards. That means I can drink beers once the game gets out of reach… which knowing my team, should be during game one, around the bottom of the first. BUT, the important part of today is I get to wear my new baseball pants and they are fancy as fuck..
Liberal Arts – I’ll be happy when this trend of making movies that go absolutely no where go away.
Yesterday was mapped out to be a very productive day, and it was – it’s just that things got tossed off schedule a bit by a phone call from the school nurse. Viv’s pink eye returned. So I have to cancel the lunch meeting, the appointment to get the iPad fixed, and a planned drop-off of a check to a subcontractor’s office. I was able to have a condensed version of the lunch meeting over the phone, the iPad can wait, and I’ll get that check to my colleague soon.
Whenever your plans get shuffled, it can be a little tiring and Abbe and I headed to Ott’s for dinner. I had thrown on my Jim’s Jarhead Jerky t-shirt and we braved the heavy rains for some good food at one of our favorite local eateries. As is usually the case, we saw lots of our friends and after we had finished our meal a nice lady came to our table with a business card in her hand – it was Joette, Jim’s wife (Jim of Jim’s Jarhead Jerky fame)! Jim came by the table too (after they sent a round of drinks to our table). I’m always happy to support a local business and especially one run by a military veteran, but Jim and Joette are such nice people. They thanked me for my business and let us know some of the new stores that are carrying their jerky. I would really like to see Murphy’s and the SnackZone at Bub’s ice hockey rink start carrying it too.
Abbe and I came home to a very bouncy puppy. Being cooped up on a rainy day can be tough on a young lab, like Titan. Luckily, his laser eye keeps him occupied…
Gangster Squad – not Shakespeare, but entertaining – think Sin City meets The Untouchables.
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Today I’ve got a long lunch meeting with BLP, an appointment with the Genius Bar at the Apple Store (to get my iPad fixed), and then lots and lots of coding. I’m a little bummed because there is absolutely no window for me to squeeze in a run, but I did complete the Gorilla Workout Burpee Challenge (I did 100 burpees consecutively) yesterday. That was tough!
My buddy, Doug, his daughter Grace, and their puppy Sorrel stopped by last night to leave the key to the place in Naples. Titan and Sorrel sort of played a little bit (mostly Sorrel hopping on Titan and Titan happily barking at her).
This weekend is slightly busy, but it should be a good one if the weather plays along. I love having a softball double header on Sundays with no commitments afterwards (i.e. a late evening ice hockey game). My team is falling apart a bit this season – we are having trouble getting enough guys out there every game and for an outfielder like me, that means patrolling the field with 3, not 4 guys. On hot days with doubleheaders, that can be tough to say the least.
As I head off to Florida next week, I have a few new projects that literally just popped up as this week was drawing to a close. I am so grateful for my customers, they really are good people.
Broken City – lots of big name actors in an unoriginal, stupid movie
The Answer Man – the only things missing from this being a boring English romantic comedy were English accents and bad teeth.
My trusty handyman, Brad stopped by yesterday and did some patch work on my roof, as well as patching some drywall where the leak caused some damage. This hopefully closes the book on a huge pain in the ass.
Viv may have hit a bottom of the ninth, two out, game winning homerun this past Tuesday – it appears she might have salvaged her math grade with a great performance on her end of the year test. Boy, that would be a sweet victory for her – waiting on the official grade to be posted, but it sounds like she did it! Very proud of you, pumpkin!
Speaking of the kids, I got them both signed up for their camps this summer (Viv will be doing a soccer camp, and Bubs, a power skating camp and possibly soccer too). I’m so grateful that I can afford to support their interests, and that they genuinely appreciate and love what they are doing.
Yesterday was National Running Day and I celebrated by taking a short 3 mile run with the person that recharged and got me focused on running again, my wife, Abbe Zabby. She kept apologizing for making me do 4/2 intervals instead of my usual pace – but I’m so lucky to run with her. When I start my marathon training at the end of this month, I’m planning on staying to my plan (which is going to be grueling), but I am also going to run with Abbe as much as possible too. The more miles for me (as long as I am uninjured), the better. I have some lofty goals for Steamtown, in both fundraising and my own performance.
I now have 100 consecutive burpees standing in my way today to complete the 100 Burpees Gorilla Workout Challenge. It will be great to have this accomplishment behind me, mostly because well… burpees are insane! Nothing compares to running when it comes to cardio, but wow, burpees can humble you. Up next, I am thinking about taking on the 25 pull-ups challenge, but I might need to have Dr. Mike take a look at my left shoulder before I put it through hell.
This weekend should be fun – Viv has her last soccer game of the season, Bubs has his last ice hockey game of the season, and I have a softball doubleheader on Sunday. I’ve got lots of loose ends to tie up before Abbe and I head to the sunshine state, I better get back to all of that stuff.