I’m in the last few weeks of training for the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. Yesterday I ran 9 miles. I haven’t run this far since the Broad Street Run. This time around, I’ve started doing ice baths after my long runs and really tough workouts. Basically after my hot shower, I run a cold bath with enough water to cover my legs and lower hips. Then I toss in a bag of ice and a tray or two of ice cubes. After the first two minutes it’s not that bad (the first minute is “oh sh*t this is cold”. A cup of hot tea, a book to read, my clock ticking beside me and I’m set for the next 25 minutes. This results in not having to hobble around for the next two days from sore muscles. Crazy? Yes. But it’s working.
The past few weeks I’ve felt like I’ve been running nonstop. This weekend was no exception. Saturday I was in lovely Doylestown, PA to see the Fonthill Castle, the Mercer Museum (both are very eclectic and full of surprises, I highly recommend) and the Mitchner Art Museum (wonderful Ellis Island photographs displayed while I was there, and also costumes from Hollywood) . All in one afternoon! Some pictures for you…
The Mercer Museum
We looked at a couple of apartments. Yes, we’re moving to Bawlmer (a local name for Baltimore, no idea how they got this nickname). Assuming we find a suitable apartment, we’ll be moving the end of September or beginning of October.
Mr. EG’s job moved there. I’m still looking for one. If anyone knows of an open position for an administrative assistant please let me know. Also, we’re engaged.
I haven’t been to Center City Philly in a while, until last night when I saw this.
Here are some detail shots for you.
This type of surprise makes me smile and brightens up my day.
Here are some more photos from our vacation in Maine. These are from Acadia National Park. Roll over the photos for a brief description.
This is the first set of vacation photos taken in Harpswell, Maine.