Dude, seriously? When a runner as slow as I am these days is keeping pace with you driving that big ole SUV on the road next to me, yer *driving too slow*. Either hang up the f’g cell phone or pull over to the side of the road!! Do NOT drive for an entire block at 5 MPH. It was a sight that I admittedly have not seen before – a driver so incapable of talking on the cell phone and driving at the same time that he had to slow down to a crawl.
I snuck in a short run yesterday before leaving to spend the day with my IRL BFF. The run was good! Still slow as molasses, but I just kept my little mantra going in my head: “A drag-ass slower than molasses run is still better than sitting on the couch”. It does help. LOL
Kept it to only 2 miles since I was going to be late. Going to head out for another run this morning shortly, though I’m not sure how far I’m going today. I need to start getting back in to the habit of long run Sunday, of course. Though I need to get back up to a solid 25 miles a week before I do that, I’m thinking. We shall see. :)
I actually haven’t accomplished a whole lot in this area this past week. I try to add one more square to the sock yarn blanket every day. I haven’t even finished the 3rd row, though I am very close! I’m thinking it’s going to take something like 40-50 rows to be the length I want. Yep, this project is going to be a very, very long ongoing one!! :D
Today, however, I am swatching the new pattern ideas & casting on with the gorgeous new yarn. I am SO excited about it!!!
In my full day yesterday with the IRL BFF, our first stop was to a LYS that I haven’t been to before. It’s not a new shop by any means, but new to me. It was a complete treat! The owner carries all sorts of utterly gorgeous yarns, PLUS fiber for spinning (which isn’t as common to see).
My own LYS relies more on the steadfast yarns – yarns that have more of an acrylic blend… and cotton. She has the widest variety of cottons and they are almost all just gorgeous!! Yet another LYS has a nice selection, but the pressure to buy is a bit heavy there. I’m not comfortable when a salesperson follows every move I make, commenting on everything I touch or look at. I prefer to be left alone, meandering through the yarns, needles & hooks. :D
I found one skein of a gorgeous red sock yarn – it’s not enough for 2 socks by itself, so will use it with some solid black for socks for the youngest manlet. I also got some utterly wonderful laceweight – it’s 100% merino wool in a royal blue. Soft with stunning color – I’m looking forward to knitting something up with it! :) Most amazing of all was the price – only $14 for 1460 yards!!
This & That
So I woke up with this song stuck in my head…
… which is quite appropriate, actually. In our travels yesterday, I picked up a new coffee flavor, Black Cherry. It will be a nice segue to my latest addiction, Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper. I prefer the Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper normally, but it’s getting more difficult to find lately. Anyway, I seem to have cherry stuck in my head today! LOL
Also in our travels yesterday, we saw TWO movies. We both love movies, what can I say? LOL First we saw Obsessed. I gotta say – I really, really had fun with this one! We laughed through the movie & were still laughing after we each got home via Facebook. The audience was a perfect blend of race – I think I enjoyed the outbursts from some of the members more than the movie itself. The lady sitting next to me was from the islands, had a wonderful accent. She & I kept a bit of dialog going through the movie about the stupidity of the leading male’s character & how typical some of his actions were. There were quite a few outbursts while Beyoncé was kicking some serious psycho girl butt – including a hearty burst of applause from my IRL BFF that spawned a whole bunch more. It was like watching a movie at home with the family – but with a really big family. ROFL!
We also saw State of Play, which was a completely different atmosphere, of course. But the movie was excellent, even if it was a bit of a shock to see Russell Crowe look that out of shape. :)
Today’s Ravelry Search
Naturally, what else could I search for today?! he he he As always, anything you like, click the picture to take you straight to the pattern page on Ravelry. ;) Enjoy!
* Free pattern
Happy Sunday, all!
I got a “Run, Forrest, run!” comment from a driver yesterday afternoon. It’s been awhile since I got one of those. I keep reminding myself that those type of drivers are the 1% that make the 99% of drivers look bad. Multitasking with cellphones/blackberries while driving probably drive the rolling hazard percentage up to 25%.
Oh, there’s an interesting article in the St. Petersburg Times today entitled, “Exercise is good, but too much can lead to injury.” My eyes had to slow down from article skimming when I encountered it.
Oh wow, I haven’t gotten one of those comments in awhile, either! Not that I’m a fan of them, of course. LOL!
Oooh, yeah? Cool – must go look that article up, then. :) Of course, it isn’t actually news to me, I sorta already knew that. *smirk*
For some reason I love the quote in the article “…now the half-marathon — 13.1 miles — has become the fastest growing road race distance in popularity.” :-)
Here’s the link. http://tampabay.com/news/health/article994987.ece
Awesome – thanks for the link!! It was a great read, actually. I cannot imagine having my knee replaced & still seriously considering another triathlon afterward. Though, being hooked on running, maybe I can… LOL!
love the pie!
maybe the driver was going so slow cos he was checking you out?
Isn’t the pie cute?! LOL
HA! Nope, he was definitely talking on his cell phone. Nice thought, though! ;)
I always say “It doesn’t matter how fast I go, as long as I keep moving”. Of course, I haven’t run for a long while. I should get back into it.
Oooh, that’s a good one, too! I must remember that. :D