Thursday, September 29, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. I seriously can't wait for Saturday. Not only is it the opening weekend of Big 10 football, but Nebraska's coming to Camp Randall to take on the Badgers. A match up between to top 10 teams? I'll take it. I'm jealous I won't actually be in the stadium, or even Madison, where the atmosphere is bound to be absolutely electric. But you can be sure that I'll be sporting my Wisconsin red and parked in front of a TV watching every second of the game. Can't. Wait. Go Badgers! And looking for something good to read? Here's a great piece on Wisconsin's offensive line - or rather, those Big Uglies with a caveman spirit. Love it.

2. OK. Running. I should talk about that. Three runs in three days. I think it's safe to say I've found my running mojo again. And it feels good.Now I've just got to find a few races to keep me on track. I'm already planning on doing a Halloween 5K for fun and I'm pretty sure I'll be putting together some kind of "costume" to run in. That would be a first! And in November there's always the Santa Scamper before the Christmas parade and a turkey trot on Thanksgiving Day. But I think I'm going to add in a 15K on Thanksgiving weekend. I've never done that race distance before, so automatic PR! And December? Well there's a local 5K I've always wanted to run, but schedules have never meshed. This year might be the year. And don't forget, the 1,000 mile goal for the year is still out there...I'm 249.5 miles away from hitting it.

3. Speaking of races. Remember when I ran the Run for the Paws 5K on Labor Day? I came home from work tonight and found this in my mailbox. My 30:30 time (on super tired legs) was good enough for third place in my age group (30-39). Nothing like a small race to get myself some age group bling. Come to think of it, the last time I ran the race - in 2009 - I also came home with a third place age group award.

Bonus: It's actually a huge weekend in the state of Wisconsin for sports. There's the Badgers. But there's also the Milwaukee Brewers, who open up postseason play at Miller Park Saturday afternoon against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a second game planned for Sunday afternoon, the same time the Green Bay Packers are going to be battling it out against the Denver Broncos at Lambeau Field. Oh it will be a good weekend. Can't wait.


Jen @ Run for Anna said...

Go Brew Crew and Pack!! :)

Deloris said...

Great job on your third place! What a great sports weekend for Wisconsin. Enjoy it. :)

Carolina John said...

Is there a bad weekend to be in Wisconsin? The brewers are going to kick ass in the playoffs! and I am going to really enjoy watching the badgers beat up on Nebraska.

Rachel said...

So excited for this Wisconsin sports weekend. It's like Christmas!

Too bad my in-laws will be visiting. I will be escaping every chance I get to be near a TV or radio :)

Oh and apparently since there are no hotel rooms left I could rent out my extra bedroom for $500 or more to Nebraska fans. Too bad it's being used by family this weekend! I could use the extra cash. :)