Thursday, April 30, 2009

Three Hundred!

I just passed 300 logged running miles with my Nike+ sport kit...which I bought Oct. 07. So that averages out to a 100 miles for each iPod nano during that same time....haha

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A raise... any other name. It's not much....but I got a raise today from my company. Very cool...especially in this economy! Also, I have the last of my Friday 5K's this week...but no 5K in the District on Sunday. Although I should be running one on Mother's Day in Arlington...from the Clarendon section to Memorial Bridge/Arlington Cemetery.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


So today, I got like the best deal ever. Went to Best Buy over in Tyson's Corner (wanted to go for a drive) to buy a 23" Monitor...picked it up...then on the way to register saw a DS game for 50% off...picked that up too. Went to register, game rang full price, told cashier it was half off. Manager comes over and proceeds to key 50% off.....on the monitor! I then proceeded to hurry up and pay and get the hell out of there! (Monitor was originally $219!)

Now to go walk around the neighborhood and maybe get a Slurpee. :D

Friday, April 24, 2009


I came this close to walking since I was pushing myself so hard...but I shaved almost a whole minute off the previous 2 5K times! I have one more of these Crystal City runs next Friday...followed by another 5K in the District that Sunday.

And now let the weekend of awesome weather commence!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Would it kill?

Stores to start selling sleeveless running shirts yet? Mikey needs a couple new ones.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lookin' good!

Here's the repaired baby:

As always, click for the bigger versions. :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The GTI is dangerous to my wallet

So yeah, I had the idea to zip down to Potomac Mills after rush hour to hit the Nike outlet for some running gear. Found some awesome longer running shorts and proceeded to buy 3 pair of them! Then I stopped in the H&M to see all the new items, and proceeded to buy some polos (mostly for work), and a couple other things. To include white pants...the first time I've ever bought any! Now let's see if I'm actually brave enough to wear them (I just know I'll be paranoid about them getting dirty and such).

Anyways, looking forward to normal DC weekend...and another 5K tomorrow evening!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

She's back!

I'd take pictures but it figures it would be raining today! The GTI looks like nothing happen and even better than when I turned her in...since they cleaned her up! Although, I did pay more out of pocket than I would've wanted to it...still not thrilled about that.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's in...

So the GTI officially started it's repair process yesterday...2 weeks after dropping her off. I'm not sure why I pay State Farm month in and month out if they are going to be so slow to respond to my shop when needed. That being said, I will be paying some money out of pocket...yay. Hopefully I'll be seeing my baby again by this time next week.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Camera happy

So I went gallivanting around the neighborhood today with camera in tow...enjoy!

Spring in Crystal City 4/4/09

Friday, April 3, 2009

Oh man...

Not the best time I've had in my 5K career; but it still feels great to kick my own ass.

After a couple hours I cleaned myself up real nice. Haha


It's spring, so that can mean one's the start of 5K season! The Crystal City Business group is running 5K Fridays starting tonight @ 6:30 and every Friday until May 1st. I'll be running tonight's now that the rain is done and the day turned out beautiful. Unfortunately, I will be missing next week, since I'll be home in Hampton Roads. Wish me luck! :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Welcome Don

So my good friend Don has started his own blog. You can check it out via the link (The Solar Wind), in the bottom right of this page.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Really not a fan of my insurance company right now. My GTI is still in a holding pattern until State Farm finally decides what they are paying for. I'm actually wishing I just would have came out of pocket on this....almost.

That being said, I went ahead and reserved a rental for next weekend's trip. Blah.