July 27, 2012

Thoughts from Thursday

Yesterday, was somewhat adventurous.

I started the morning bright and early with a 2 mile run that got cut short due to impending doom...aka dark, ominous clouds and light rain drops. I kept debating whether to cut my run short and when I finally made the decision and ran home, I had barley made it to my top step when the sky broke open into a burst of thunder, lightning and subsequent down pour.

I came inside and hung around for a bit doing some core work before attempting the second half of my run...4 miles with 2 at marathon goal pace, which I pretty much nailed.

After getting some laundry going, doing some work stuff and a call with the office in DC I'm presenting at next week, The Pilot and I headed out to Long Island to visit my undergrad uni because I wanted to buy a frame for my diploma.

It was the first time I'd been back since I graduated and I had fun showing The Pilot around the south side of campus where all of our classes were held. He had been there twice before but had only seen my house, the bars my friends and I frequented and the football lacrosse stadium where I graduated.

To get to Hofstra, we had to take a trip over this:

That would be the Verrazano Bridge...aka the Starting Line of the NYC Marathon.
I got chills going over this bridge. I've driven over it a hundred times and never thought twice about it...until I realized that instead of cars in front of and around me, there will be 45,000 other runners toeing the line to take off for their 1st, 5th, or 90th marathons. For the record, bridges absolutely terrify me. I blame the oh so traumatizing Disney movie, Susie Q (starring Pink Power Ranger, Amy Jo Johnson) for that.

I seem to be the only person in the world who has seen this movie.
Does anyone else remember it?
When we finished up at Hofstra, we stopped for dinner to beat the traffic before making our way back towards the city. As was the theme for the day, as we approached Manhattan, the sky started getting darker and darker.

By the time we exited the Lincoln Tunnel, we could barely see through the windshield, the storm was so nuts. It didn't bother me though since I wasn't driving and was busy snapping pictures out the window. 

Crazy right?
So that's Thursday. I'm supposed to be leaving for Milwaukee tonight but the flights getting out there aren't looking good at all! The Pilot has been with his airline for a year and I've never had too much trouble getting anywhere on stand by but today isn't looking so hot. Wish me luck!
What are your weekend plans? (Besides watching the Olympics...duh)


  1. I remember Susie Q! It was one of my favorite Disney movies... I wonder what it would be like to watch it today.

    And maybe being on a bridge will just give you a little extra motivation to run faster!

  2. The weather looks scary!The picture even gave me gose bumps and I don't even run the race! :)

  3. I totally love Susie Q! I pretty much have seen every Disney Made-For-TV Movie out there.

  4. I totally remember that Movie!! I watched it a lot as a kid, and now that I think about it, it does seem like it should have traumatized me as a child! haha Great pictures, I love a good storm!


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