Relaxing in Phoenix

So I haven't gotten out for a run since the race yet. I need to get out today. My left arch has been pretty tender, hopefully not plantar, meh. Luckily for me I can't feel any pain in my feet while running, only while walking. Hopefully this will go away with some stretching and ice over this week.

Thank you so much for all the kind comments! I am very happy with my race performance. It was rough but I think it was the perfect starter race for the season. I was getting spoiled with all my PRs last season. I am going to have to buckle down and train right to get the results I want.

Our vacation plans got modified a wee bit. David's bro ended up having to go to Dallas for work yesterday through tomorrow night. We were going to use his car to get around but it malfunctioned Sunday on our way home from dinner and is still in the shop. So yesterday and Monday we pretty much just relaxed, played some darts, took Bailey for a walk. I picked up Memoirs of a Geisha at the airport on Saturday morning. It is very good so that has been keeping me busy. I will probably finish that this evening. Hoping to get out to the botanical gardens or the zoo tonight when our sister in law gets home. The neighborhood is just Phoenix suburbs so not really exciting running conditions. Tomorrow I am hoping for a trail run and some hiking.

Non race highlights of the weekend: Saturday we got up at 4:30 AM to head to the airport. Once on the plane at 6:30 the pilot informs us that they have to plow our runway and he doesn't know how long it will take before we get going. Two hours later we take off. So that was a little odd. Luckily we sat next to a guy around our age that was friendly and chatted us up, so it wasn't entirely boring. Take off was a little frightening. The wheels actually lost grip on the runway and we slid to the left. yikes! Definitely the scariest take off I have ever experienced.

We finally got to Phoenix and experienced the crazy luggage terminal. It was bizarre and took about 15-20 minutes to find our luggage. We headed straight to the expo and I did the fastest expo run through ever. I forgot that I wanted to get some sunglasses, but I didn't want to make David and his bro wait so I just got my goods and we headed home.

We stopped at Costco on the way to get something to eat. We just got some pizza. I assumed that they were regular slices and ordered two. Haha. Imagine my surprise when they brought me two plates. Oops. But I ate them regardless, extremely greasy stuff. After Costco we came back to our BIL's place. Very nice house. They have the cutest cuddliest dog ever! Bailey is a wiener retriever. So cute! I will post pics later.

After David’s bro made dinner and we ate we headed out to the Cavs vs. Suns game downtown. Traffic was horrible and we missed the first half of the 1st quarter. Not too bad though considering. Check out the vids below. The game was fun but alas the Cavs couldn't pull it out. Like my husband said you know its bad when Lebron scores almost half of the team’s points because that means the rest of them aren't doing squat.

Yesterday we went and saw King Kong. It was okay. I didn't really enjoy it as much as I was hoping though. I didn't care for Jack Blacks performance at all, but I guess you aren't supposed to like him. We walked back from there, about 3 miles. Had dinner at a sports bar, the Lasanga was really good.

I think I am going to get some more blogs read than maybe sit in the hot tub for a bit. Not sure when I will run...Ahh vacation. I am loving it.

10 comments:

Fe-lady said...

Glad you are having fun in Arizona! If you can get out into the hills to run/hike you will enjoy it! Congrats again on your race!

Cliff said...

The only memorable moment is when King Kong fights T-rex. I found some scene quite exaggerated. Example, when the dinos are running down this narrow path and the humans are running under them. Ok, one guy got stomp. But the rest made it out alive. Right....

Poor Kong. Plucked from his natural enivornment and dump into the city. Only to be killed. I don't know if the author is trying to portray how we abuse our natural enviornment.

Bolder said...

King Kong fought T-rex? Naomi Watt's in a slip for 3 hours... sigh...

jeff said...

enjoy the rest of your time off, you certainly earned it! enjoy the hot tub...that sounds devine!

iliketoast said...

one word ... cheezy poofs ... ok that's two words .. but cheesy poofs and beer ... damn I'm up to 4 words .... I just get carried away ... let me explain .... the hot tub note made me think of the best way (probably "the best way" for me and very few others) is to celebrate your run by soaking in the tub with cheezy poofs and beer ... thank me later

Susan said...

I haven't seen King Kong yet. I have mixed feelings about it. Enjoy your time off and your sit in the hot tub.

Steven said...

Enjoy your vacation time...oh, wait. Sounds like you are doing just that!

Tammy said...

My gawd woman! You must read as fast as you run (and talk). :)

Sorry your plans got disrupted, but sounds like you're able to make the most of it. Me? I'm buried at school.... taking a 20 min break to catch up w/my fellow bloggies :)

Black Knight said...

At least you found your baggage. After bad experiences I always travel with hand-baggage!

Rae said...

Vacation sounds like so much fun! I love all the pics and videos.

I wasn't impressed with the Phoenix airport either, we flew there a few years ago!

Enjoy the hot tub!