Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Humidity Sux

Current Akron weather: 70 degrees, 89% humidity.

I just ran three miles and was sweating like a hog less than a mile in.

So I've been gone for a while. I've been a bad blogger. I haven't commented much on others' blogs. I've been a bad friend/Team Voicer. I'm going to try hard to get back on track.

My running has been terrible lately. I've averaged less than one run a week. But at least the diet has been going well. I'm starting to take off the weight that I put on since January. I think we have a 5k coming up soon in Cleveland. I'm signed up for the 7.6 mile leg of the Akron Marathon Relay in late September; Kristin is running the half marathon. And we are signed up for the Tower of Terror 13k in October.

We went and saw Mary Poppins in Cleveland a couple weeks ago. What a phenomenal show! I love that they incorporated other stories from the books that did not make the film. The new music fit in so well with the original Sherman Brothers' pieces. And the actors were great. Sometimes children in shows can be questionable, but Jane and Michael both did a great job. And Gavin Lee who played Bert was born for the role. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job. He originated the role in both London and Brodway.

I'm off to be productive now. We are heading to New Orleans on Friday and I have a lot to get done before we leave. I have to be there Monday through Thursday for work. Kristin and I are flying down Friday for a couple days vacation. She is flying home Tuesday morning, and I Thursday night. Then driving to PA for Magic Meets next weekend.

While we're down there, we are doing tours of a plantation and cemetary, plus an airboat swamp tour. Should be loads of fun. This is my fifth trip down for work and it will be Kristin's first time there. I've only explored the French Quarter, so it will be fun to see more of NOLA.


Chris said...

Hey, great to hear from you. I've been in the same boat in trying to keep up with the blog'n. Just do what you can, when you can.

I'm sure the running discipline will come back to you, just make sure you ease into the distances and such so as not to hurt yourself. Too much too soon could be a disaster.

Princess Fee said...

Great to see you getting out and way to go on your weight too! No need to worry about not being 'active' around here - I have been the exact same way...

And I think Gavin Lee is fantastic! I've been lucky enough to see him on Broadway and in the West End, and he does the role of Bert fantastically! Mary Poppins is guaranteed to give me shivers...

Matt said...

I've been a bad Team Voicer too. Hopefully I'll get better with time.

Sounds like you've been busy. I want see Mary Poppins SO bad!

Hope you had a good time in NOLA!