Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Go-Go's lyrics, and running with the big dogs

Lately I have been singing the lyrics from the Go-Go's 1982 hit single, "Vacation," to myself:

”Vacation
All I ever wanted
Vacation
Had to get away”

My vacation is only two days away! WOOHOO!

While I am mentally prepared ("vacation mode" is starting to set in!), I can't say that I am physically prepared in that I have not packed a thing yet. And I really need to start thinking about that.

Before I go, I need to pay some bills, possibly do some laundry, and pretty much get everything organized and packed. I will need my regular clothes, running clothes, a few hats, camera, iPod, sunglasses, cooler, binoculars (sorry, this post is going to serve as my list…I need to write it all down somewhere so I remember!), several pairs of shoes, a road atlas so I can find Michigan, copies of my race registration, and my lodging reservation confirmation. I am going to be away from home for 10 days, which is the longest trip I have taken in some time.

I have said it before, but I can't wait. However, I had better get my act together!

Hey, I suppose I could mention my run today! It was yet another day in the paradise that is Minnesota in the summer. 78 degrees, with big puffy clouds and plent of sunshine. Not too bad!

I did another 5 mile run today. It was slightly warmer today than it was yesterday, and there was less wind so it definitely felt hotter. I ran relatvely easy, but I ran well, so it was productive.

On the run, I saw the strangest combination of dogs. A lady was out walking a little Beagle and an enormous Great Dane. Talk about a difference in size! Those Great Danes are huge. I think you could have put a saddle on this one! Anyhow, it was cute and kind of cartoonish to see these two dogs side by side.

Until next time,

Jean
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