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June 21, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1. A Week Away - As I said on Monday, I'm DC bound today! My all too frequent (yet not frequent enough) trips to DC have been all about work and play (the perfect balance) so this time around, I'll be in meetings today and tomorrow and staying with my baseball loving twin for a great weekend. Sunday morning, I'm headed to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to spend a week in Cincinati and Northern Kentucky with my best friend from high school. It'ss going to be an awesome weekend/week full of running, baseball, brunch, and staying up entirely too late and I can't wait.

2. Serious Workouts - With the heat advisory in effect for yesterday, I decided to play it safe and bring my run indoors for the day. The Pilot and I headed to the gym after breakfast and I got 3 miles in on the treadmill before jumping in the pool for a few laps. Positively spent from that, we refueled at Chipotle and then decided to bring his golf clubs to the driving range so that I could learn how to golf. Now, my boyfriend isn't a serious golfer and I don't know that I learned very much but we had fun and OMG golfing is a serious workout! My arms were so sore when I got home last night that it hurt to carry water to the table. I will never mock golfers again and if I ever learn how to hit the ball in the direction I want it to go, I may actually take up the sport as a new hobby!

3. New Reads - Lately, I've been drifting from the normal books I usually read - Classics, Fiction, Political Affairs & Global Issues - and reading out of the sports section. This has been totally unintentional but so far I'm liking the change. It's nice to read something completely different than what I'm used to. Last week, I finished "Boweman and the Men of Oregon," a biography of Bill Boweman, famed Oregon and US Olympic Track Coach (of greats like Stev Prefontaine, Frank Shorter and Bill Dellinger) and co-founder of Nike (with former Man of Oregon, Phil Knight). The book was absolutely fantastic. It was the first time I've ever read a book about running and I'll definitely be reading more.
Currently, I'm reading "The Bad Guys Won" subtitle - 'A Season of Brawling, Boozing, Bimbo Chasing, and Championship BASEBALL with...the 1986 Mets, the Rowdiest Team ever to Put on a New York Uniform - and Maybe the Best"...a book that makes me love my favorite baseball team that much more!

So that's that! It has taken me approximately 12 hours to write this post so it's time to finally put it (and me) to bed.

Now tell me: Are you a golfer? Have you ever golfed? Any tips? Have you ever ventured from your favorite book genre? What are you currently reading?

3 comments:

  1. I can't wait to hear about your DC trip!

    Also yes I am a golfer...and it is a serious workout! Especially if you are carrying your own clubs for 18 holes.

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  2. I enjoy reading running books, my last one was "The Long Run" and it was really good! Save travels!!

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  3. I am not a golfer, but I was a caddy for years and years, and I LOVED IT! And I agree with Jocelyn - it's a great workout! Lots of walking and carrying clubs at the same time = you can't beat it!

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