Sunday, July 25, 2010

The airplanes are coming! The airplanes!

There might be something wrong with me.

Seriously. I can't think of the last time I was so excited for a Monday to come. A Monday that I had to go to work. Oh wait. Yes I can. About 51 weeks ago.

The last time EAA's AirVenture was about to kick off.

Guys. A whole week. Of airplanes. And fun assignments. Remember last year when my bosses sent me up with the stunt pilot and I flew upside down? I would be lying if I didn't say I was secretly hoping to get a chance like that again this year. Sadly, there are no F-22 Raptors scheduled to appear at AirVenture. But I will write about B-17s. And I'll be trying to track down some Canadian reality TV stars who fly DC-3s and are supposed to be on site most of the week.

And I'm toying with doing a 5K on Saturday morning. Because although it's a mighty early wake up call, how many times do you have a 5K that runs down an airport runway?

So it's safe to say over the next week you'll read about airplanes. I'm going to try to fit in some workouts, but if I miss a run here or there (probably not the best idea since I've got that half marathon in September that I'm already behind in training for), or opt for the bike instead, don't worry. Because I won't. Besides, there will be LOTS of crossing training in the form of walking the grounds (which are huge by the way) during the next week.

But tonight? While I skipped the run this morning due to a headache and needing to watch Lance Armstrong on the final day in his final Tour de France, I did jump on my bike and pedal for 17 miles as I watched planes land. Good times.


Mark said...

Have fun...where can I read your articles?

blissfulrunner said...

That sounds like a crazy good time! Have fun!

J said...

You should totally run the airport 5k! We have one here in my town, although i have never run it, I would love to! I have heard it is a fun experience! Plus its flat!!

amybee said...

my husband would be all over the airplane adventure! Enjoy!