So today was the first of my bridge training sessions. I have a 4 mile running route that takes me up & over 3 bridges going out – so by the time I make it back home, I’ve gone up & over 6 bridges all total. They aren’t super high nor long bridges, but it’s still a really good workout. I kept my pace pretty decent, though I walked the top of each bridge gasping a bit. LOL
As I got ready to go up the 3rd bridge, I ran into Larry (the Flip Flop man), who was running again today. We chatted a bit – he seemed impressed that I was already running just 3 days after the half marathon – which really meant a lot to me! He is a legend in this area, so he made my day. He was going the other direction, so I continued to the 2 mile marker alone caught back up with him on the return trip. We jogged lightly together for about a mile & a half, chatting as we do about running, goals & life in general. He ran the half marathon in 2:11 – impressive as hell, considering he has pretty much stopped running! In the course of talking, he told me about this brief documentary that a couple of University of Florida students had done about him. There are also articles about him, like this one by the St. Pete Times.
Anyway – we had a bit of a chat about my Vibrams, which naturally interested him. He seemed to like them, but also felt that I might want to mix my runs up with them & my old regular running shoes to help my feet acclimate. Not a bad idea, of course – and was originally my plan for them. But honestly, I’ve now found that running in the old shoes tend to make my feet hurt more these days… I think my feet have mostly acclimated to them now! :) We’ll see how they feel once I hit 5-6 mile runs, though.
Finished up the hat for my niece & have done a bit more on a new pattern. I’m planning to work on it for the next day, hoping to get close to finalizing it this week. :) The colors are just right for the oldest, so they’ll be another gift for him, I think. Next up will be a couple pair for the youngest.
Top 10 Faves
So today, I was having a bit of an online chat with a fellow Doctor Who fan (addict), in which we discussed favorite episodes of Doctor Who. I remarked that I haven’t put together a list of my top favorites yet… so – here’s my top 10 favorite episodes of Doctor Who! Now – these are just from the new series, mind you. I have not been able to catch up enough on the classic Who yet to know for certain which episodes are my favorites – though I can say that I know for certain that The Time Warrior and The Caves of Androzani are absolutely going to be at the top. ;)
|10.||Forest of the Dead||Everybody knows that everybody dies… I actually love River, unlike a few Who fans I know. :)|
|9.||Doomsday||One of the best sad endings ever.|
|8.||Partners in Crime||Donna miming to The Doctor makes me laugh every time!|
|7.||The Shakespeare Code||LOVE the references to all things Shakespeare – my Dark Lady, Hamnet, Love’s Labour Won…|
|6.||The Next Doctor||I adore David & David together, plain & simple.|
|5.||The Girl in the Fireplace||Excellent storyline & seeing The Doctor with what could almost be described as a bit of a crush.|
|4.||New Earth||Both Billie Piper & David Tennant acting as Cassandra – pure gold! “So many parts! And barely used!” ROFL|
|3.||The Empty Child||Very creepy, we all still find ourselves asking “Are you my mummy?” Plus we all adore Captain Jack’s character.|
|2.||Blink||Statues that kill when you can’t see them? Whoa! Even though there is very little Doctor, this story is amazing.|
|1.||Waters of Mars||David Tennant smacked it out of the park in this one. I was both heartbroken & horrified when The Doctor snaps – yet at the time, understanding and wishing I could cheer, but knowing how horribly wrong his actions were.|
Today’s Ravelry Search
So, I searched for ‘favorite’ today & came up with some pretty cool patterns! As always, these are not mine – to see the Ravelry pattern page, just click the picture!
* Free Pattern
Happy Wednesday, all!