I am back from a long weekend in Richmond VA & it is good to be home. There is nothing like the feeling of those wheels touching down in Houston and knowing I am back on Texas soil. It sounds sappy, but I love my state. I missed the boy, the dog and the leopard gecko.
A few highlights of my trip:
The flight out of Houston left late so when I touched down in Charlotte, I had 25 minutes to get to my plane to Richmond. No problem, I’m a runner and I had my awesome Brooks trail running shoes on:
I debarked in Concourse A and my flight left out of Concourse E…….about 12.8 miles apart. Charlotte was packed. It was insane with people all over the place. I think it was a bunch of DNC folks heading out after the big
lecture of lies uplifting speech from our President. While making my way through wall to wall liberals, I realized that if I made it, my luggage would not so either way, I’m sitting at an airport waiting. By then it was a challenge to see if I could outrun the two dudes in flip flops running to their plane so I went for it. It was a race of epic airport proportions. I was using the moving sidewalks to my full advantage. By the way, you stand on the right and walk (or run) on the left (Insert eye roll here). I regret I didn’t have time to sync the old Garmin with a satellite so I could know my pace and exact distance. It felt great to squeeze in a little run while visiting Charlotte. I saw the flip flop dudes peel off 3 gates before mine…they were too late….but I made it….WOOT!
The Nationwide race Friday night was awesome with lots of passing and side by side racing. At one point in the race there was a 12 lap run of 3….(that’s right 3!)…cars door to door for the lead. Awesome, I was on my feet! The Sprint Cup did not have as much exciting racing, plus there was a rain delay so we were 2 AM finishing the race. It was exciting, but I liked the Nationwide better this time around.
Sunday I had the pleasure of meeting Cookboy and his sweet family. What a blessing to meet people who are hardworking Americans with like minded principles. We enjoyed walking around a Civil War battle field where a Texas regiment served with distinction along with many others fighting the invading Yankees (sorry HRH). Richmond is rich in history and a beautiful city. Hubby could easily transfer there and work out of headquarters rather than being in Texas…..I may be tempted……
Today is the 11th anniversary of September 11th. May we never forget and may we never allow the political correct crowd to re-write history and distort what occurred that day.
Have a wonderful day!
News for the Day:
A great write up Runner’s World did for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 last year. It shares stories of how some people dealt with their loss through running. It is long but a great read.
Apple to the rescue.
I was raised in a Ford family & hubby is a Ford guy. Ford, who took no bail out money, reacts to changes in the market, unlike GM. I’m also a Mustang gal. The boy’s college fund could buy me one of these!
We should have never went off of it.
Once a great company.
He’s so smart, he doesn’t need to go.
You all know who you are…..
Just some more hope and change and doing things differently in DC.
He is a great runner and a great guy who gets a lot of hate being open about his Christian faith.
The plot just gets thicker and thicker.
Wonder if the Governor BQ’d and will cash in? I believe you can use a marathon time for up to 12 months.
I might should do this. Go out with a PR.