Tuesday, March 09, 2010

New Orleans in June

My Kid brother is getting married in New Orleans in June. I am starting to get excited for this trip. His wedding will be cool- the ceremony is at Tipitina's with music by The El Orbits (not including me) and the rehearsal dinner is at Brennan's the night before. The 2 preceding nights will almost certainly feature some version of the Allen Oldies Band and Light rock Express at the Kingpin, my favorite NOLA haunt. I'm planning on getting there Tuesday, likely by plane, and blowing it out with my favorite people Tues and Wed. Thursday I'll try to get back down to earth so I can be presentable for the rest of the weekend. Leave out again Sunday, probably for the El Paso airport. This trip will mark the very first time I've ever booked a hotel room in New Orleans. I have been there many, many times over the years and have always played it by ear, which I will be doing Tuesday and Wednesday as it is.
Fun times to come- David

Friday, March 05, 2010

Running, etc

I've been on a regular running program since the beginning of the year. I try to run at least 2 miles every morning on weekdays. If I miss because I wake up too late and have to be at work or go to the bank or to get groceries for lunch at the club I don't come down on myself.
Today I decided to push it and ran over 8 miles, according to the gmap-pedometer application that uses Google Maps to track mileage. That's easily the longest I have run in years and it went well. I am sore, but have two days off from running since today is Friday. It's really fun to run out here when it's not too cold in the morning.

Reasons I'm feeling a lot better than I did in Dec-
a little less stress
red wine instead of beer, for the most part
Chinese Medicinal tea from Dr Dang in Houston
better diet
I force myself to go back to sleep in the morning- sleeping in is something I normally only do when I'm hanging out in Houston and off work.
running regularly

We'll see how I am come summer. - David