I expected to be really sore this morning from my race last night, but I actually felt pretty decent. Which was good, because I told Jessica I'd meet her at 8:05 at the the State Park for a 6-mile run.
I told her we'd have to go nice and easy, because I had raced just 13 hours prior. It was kind of misty out--not raining, but I still felt like I was getting wet, if that makes sense. And the path was flooded in a few spots, so we had to run through the muddy grass.
We were going pretty slow, but my legs felt tired and I don't think I could have gone much faster if I tried. It was a nice run though, and I am glad to have it done. Tomorrow I have 3 miles, and then I get Saturday and Sunday off. I love my rest days! ;)
I already wrote about our carpet--it's nine years old and has been through hell with our kids and pets over the years. We needed new carpet about five years ago, but we've been dealing with it.
Our refrigerator has been leaking for about a year. We had it fixed once, but it's been leaking again, and it's driving us crazy. We keep finding pools of water on the floor and on the bottom of the refrigerator. So it is time for a new one.
We went to Lowe's first, and we got the rest of the blinds for our house, and we looked at carpet. The carpet is going to be more expensive than I thought, so we won't be able to do the bedrooms yet. We need 650 square feet, and the cheapest carpet is $2/sq. foot. Of course the stuff I liked was more like $5/sq. foot! I was starving for lunch by this point, and I am really bitchy when I'm hungry, so I just said forget it and we left.
We never go out to eat, but we decided to go to lunch at a Coney Island. My stomach was aching--I don't think I've ever been so hungry in my life! I ordered a patty melt, Jerry ordered a coney dog, and we shared an order of chili cheese fries. Greasy food, but much tastier than fast food like McDonald's or something. I ate way too fast, but I couldn't help it.
After that, I was easier to shop with ;) We went to Home Depot and looked at refrigerators. We found one that we both liked, and we ended up ordering it in white (rather than the stainless steel). They are actually coming out to deliver it tomorrow morning. I wish I could be excited, but I hate spending money on boring stuff like a refrigerator!
We also made an appointment with Lowe's for someone to come out and measure, so they are coming tomorrow afternoon. It looks like I'll be home all day tomorrow between the refrigerator delivery and the carpet people coming to measure.
We're watching my brother's dog Bailey again over night. Estelle was so funny when she walked out into the living room and saw Bailey:
I got my official race results from last night:
Chip time: 35:15 (8:49/mi pace)
Overall place: 149/394
Age group: 8/33
Eh, not too bad!