Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Seven Things Tuesday: Fantasy Football and New Bag

It's that time of the week again. You guessed it, it's Seven Things Tuesday!

Fantasy Football

Don't mind Mike's team name, it involves Michael Vick

Last year one of our friends asked Mike and I to join his Fantasy Football League. It was a couples league and overall it was pretty fun. At first I wasn't sure if I would be able to keep up with my team every week because of going to grad school part-time and working full-time but I managed. This year though I didn't want to play! I got suckered into it one more time and I really do think that this is it for me. So far I have lost four times and I am in second to last place! My one win happened yesterday during rivalry week. That's right, I beat Mike! I don't think he was too happy that my one and only win so far was against him.

My New Bag

Such a steal

Isn't it pretty? I bought it a little while ago but I just started using it this week. Mike and I went to Target one day for a few things and I saw these bags hanging up. The bag that I was using was starting to get a little frayed (I go through them SO quickly) so I decided to take a look. I'm so glad I did! It was on sale for a little less than $9 and it is a crossbody bag which I think is absolutely necessary. It is a little smaller than my old bag but I'm not taking classes right now so the size is perfect.

Seneca 7 Relay Team


Last week I promised that I wouldn't use a Seven Things Tuesday post to ask (i.e. beg) for teammates for what I think is going to be a pretty awesome relay. If you saw my quick post yesterday you already know that we have a full team with at least one possible substitute if that becomes necessary as we get closer to April.

So who are we? Well we are currently figuring out our team name but I will fill you in on who my teammates are. There's Mike (of course), my mom (this will be her first race ever!), our friends Sarah and Mark (we swam with Mark in college), Cat (an awesome diver turned runner/triathlete) and Suzie (my first friend in the interpreting program at college).

Our backgrounds with running vary but I know that we are going to have an amazing time! I can't wait until April 28, 2012.

Eastern Mountain Sports Fail

Today after our run we headed to Eastern Mountain Sports to try to get my mom some Nuun. She wants to try the Strawberry Lemonade and Grape flavors and our EMS has carried both of those in the past. Unfortunately, when we went today they were out! They only had a few Lemon Tea tubes and even though we like it I didn't think my mom would so we left empty-handed. There are a few other locations that have Nuun so we will try those next and hopefully have better luck!


Photo Credit: Ryan T. Collier

In the car on the way to EMS we heard our first dance song "Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. It's not a song that is played on the radio very often so it was nice to hear it and bring us back to our wedding day.



I mentioned on Sunday that Mike and I were going to go apple picking with our two friends. It was so much fun! We went to the same place last year but this time the apples were MUCH better. We were able to pick Empire, Jonagold and Cortland apples. We will be eating them for awhile so if anyone has any recipes they would like to share let me know!

Our Run Today

Mike didn't have to work today so we were able to run during my four hour break. Our plan called for 5 miles and we just ran near where I work. We started running around noon and I was a little worried that it was going to be too hot. My officemate and Mike said that it wasn't too bad outside so I put my worries aside and got ready to run.

After stretching we got to it. The first two miles our pace was really good. It felt like we were going slower than we were and I told Mike that I felt like we were going slow. He said that it is probably because I'm getting faster, which excites me!

the heat got to me. I had to take my shirt off and run in just my sports bra, not a fan. As we approached the 4 mile mark I had to stop and walk a little bit (untimed). We got back to it and finally finished.

Here are our stats:

Lap 1 - 10:01 pace
Lap 2 - 10:05 pace
Lap 3 - 10:19 pace
Lap 4 - 10:24 pace
Lap 5 - 10:26 pace

Total Time: 51:16.59
Average Pace: 10:15 minutes per mile

Unfortunately, when we were stretching Mike dropped the Garmin. The start/stop button got jammed and we couldn't get it unstuck. Mike called Garmin and since it is still under warranty we can get a replacement. It's going to take 10-14 days, hopefully less, so we will be going Garminless for a week or two. We've done it before so it won't be too bad, we will just have to map out our route and wear our regular stopwatch on our training runs until the replacement arrives.

What were your seven things today?


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