Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Need a new post

My 4th of July post is outdated! I've been contemplating what to write about.

I've really enjoyed reading her blogs they've kept me entertained while I haven't been running for the last 3 and a half weeks. The day after the Peachtree something happened to my neck and shoulder, I pulled or strained it. Probably from moving. It's taken about 3 weeks to feel normal again. Frustrating! So after my great race on July 4th I've been on a running hiatus. I'm hoping this weekend that I can start running again, I have a race to train for!

So, we are moved into the new place. There are still some things over at the old house- mainly the office but we are moved in. Last night we hosted Craig's Boost Mobile coworkers for a team dinner. There were 8 people total and I think about how comfortable it was in the new place and how much stepping on each other we would've done in the old. It was nice and fun to see some of them, especially Jami who I've known for about 6 or 7 years.

We are in the process of joining Living Faith Lutheran Church in Cumming, GA. I'm really excited to have found a church home in Atlanta, it took us almost 2 years but we needed to find the right place.

On July 21 Ryan Sadowski pitched for the Giants against the Braves. I was able to go to the game, it was a bittersweet game. I'm a Braves fan so I always want them to win but on that night I was rooting for Ryan and the Giants (at least while he was in the game), it was his 4th major league start. Ryan did not have a good game, his first 2 games were phenomenal but he hasn't pitched that great since. Ryan played for the Gators and is our friend Adam's younger brother. I really hope he pitches well again soon.

I hope all is well in your world! Come visit us soon in Atlanta!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday America!

This 4th of July like many past 4th of Julys I ran a road race. In Orlando it was the Watermelon 5k. Now in Atlanta it is the Peachtree Road Race 10k. Every year 55,000 people register and this year for the first time every runner was timed and there were over 50,000 timed finishers, making it the largest timed 10k event in the country. There were actually 10,000 people who tried to register and weren't able to get in.
The big thing in Atlanta is a finisher's t-shirt. Every race I've run up here you don't get your shirt with the number you get the shirt after you complete the race. The Peachtree Road Race shirt is the most coveted shirt in Atlanta. They hold a design contest every year and the winner isn't announced until you pick up your bag after you cross the finish line.
Here's a picture before the race with a couple people I've met through work.

My friend Becki came up to Atlanta to run the Peachtree Road Race with us.

Our official times were: Melissa- 51:54 (3 minutes faster than my last 10k), Craig- 54:21 (qualified for a time group next year!), and Becki- 56:47

After the race we played a round of golf, then watched fireworks a few miles from the house. A very fun 4th of July!