Sunday, February 22, 2009

Warm, Clear, Sunny Afternoon

It seemed like a warm afternoon, so I took off up the road and over to next subdivision headed to some friends house where we have a bible study every Sunday evening. After walking up to the top (with a great view of Fairbanks), I started to jog. I was pretty much walking on all the uphill sections and jogging everywhere else. It was starting to cool off since the sun was setting so it was a good way to stay warm. Total distance traveled was 6¼ miles according to the Nike+ and I estimate that I jogged for about 4 miles total. My time for this was 1:07 so this is also my fastest for about a 10k distance. About a month ago, I took the same route and it took about 1:20. I'm pretty happy with that especially after feeling so lousy this past week. So it was a pretty good day. Total for today on the Nike+ site is 9.1 miles leaving me only about 25 miles to my goal. I'll get in 12 miles just from taking the bus 4 days this week so it seems pretty doable. I was reminded to sign up for the Beat Beethoven 5k run on April 11th. Last year, I didn't finish the race before Beethoven's Fifth finished and I don't think this year will be much better since I don't get a chance to run outside much. Plus there is a long hill at the very beginning which gets me walking early on and it is difficult to start running again. But I think I'll try anyway. If you finish before the music finishes, you get a symphony ticket but I'm not sure how much time you have. The site doesn't say but I think that it's somewhere around 30 minutes. As you can see from my time today, that is still a stretch for me.

On Thursday evening, I signed up for a gourmet Asian cooking class down at Hutch as part of the culinary arts program. My son is signed up for the class so I figured I might as well take the class as well. Last Thursday was Thai cuisine and it was great. All of the students sit down to dinner after spending a couple of hours preparing their dishes. Nest week is Sri Lanka, I believe. I would recommend these classes to anyone in the Fairbanks area.

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