Monday, August 27, 2012

Come run with us

This weekend was the first time in a long time where we really had nothing planned and no idea what was going to happen.  It turned out pretty fantastic, we got to hang out with some good friends saturday night, lots of time with the kids, and I still got in a 20 mile bike ride saturday and a 10 mile bike/7 mile run brick on Sunday. Great times all around.

I got a picture of our harvest from the garden this year, pathetic as it may seem.  A few tomatoes and five muscadines.  This year's garden consisted of four tomato plants, two bell peppers, and of course the six muscadine vines that are in their second year in the ground here and should start to produce.

That's pitiful, but I'll take it.  Looks like it's all the gardening I'm going to get this year.  We also finally got everything straightened out with the insurance company, so the people came out this week and put on a new roof and a fresh coat of paint on the house.  They still have to paint the shutters, do some final touch-ups, but it's about done and looking pretty good:

We ended up choosing a darker color than just the white siding used before, and it might have come out a touch darker than we originally hoped.  Still looks pretty good.

I'm handling this work transition pretty well I think.  Trying to get my last project wrapped up at Compuware, and it's going pretty smooth.  Friday is my last day there, and it's officially listed as a Compuware floating holiday.  So I may just get a four day weekend to be Funemployed before starting at IBM next tuesday.

Also on Saturday is a small local 5k.  I'm really looking forward to this one because it's a 9 am start (no early rise time), the location is a soccer park that's about 2 miles from our house, and there is a 10 year age group split so it should be a small field.  It hasn't been advertised very much, and while I would love to see a huge turnout (my fraternity is the charity recipient - advancing music education through the Sinfonian Foundation) I'm predicting kind of a small field.  That area of town should lend itself to a good time, and I'm betting that Kelley will finally break 30 minutes.  I'm hoping to be under 23 minutes, maybe I'll go sub-22.  But I'm hoping with a small field I can put up a decent placement overall or in my age group.  This might be the kind of race where a sub-22 minute time can get me into the top 10 overall.  But, this is Raleigh, and it's really competitive here, so who knows.  Come run with us!

We're also looking for a couple of people to join the team for the Tuna Run 200!  This relay race from Raleigh  to Atlantic Beach, NC is going to be a blast.  If you've ever wanted to get in on a relay this should be a fun one.  Comment, email, or facebook me and I'll put you in touch with our team organizer.  He just told me that we need a couple more people for the 12 person team, so come on out and have some fun.  Come run with us!


Lisa said...

My garden has been dismal this year as well. Not sure what is going on exactly, but way less produce than in years past. :-/

Anonymous said...

When Is tuna run?

Ed said...

That looks like a good yield! I can not wait to get my garden going next year...

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

My patio garden has been a bit disappointing, too. I have probably gotten about 15 tomatoes, so am happy with that, but the romaine totally fizzled and I only got 2 miniature "honey I shrunk the green peppers".

Good luck w/ the 5k! Hope you go sub 22!

Jess said...

House looks nice!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Are you going to make wine from those grapes? :) My garden did better than expected, since all were in containers. I have so much zucchini and squash and my tomatoes are just starting to produce. Its so fun and interesting to see what comes up (we ended up with a kohlrabi; I don't know how!) Have fun at your race! That Tuna Run sounds fun but that is a long way to go to run all weekend and then have to go back to work the next day!