Well, I did make it back from my trip. Thoughts from the road are as follows:
I got an EZ pass for the trip. Not that I really needed it, but I thought it would be fun and cool. It was.
I know my wife doesn't want to hear this, but I really had a blast. I fought the trip tooth and nail before I went. Once I got there, I really didn't want to leave. I could go out and do my own thing at night, and that was that. No real schedule after work, so I could just go work out at the hotel, and then go out and about.
Plus, I wound up sleeping diagonally in the bed, so that was pretty cool too. And no one stole the sheets. :)
And that's the end of my trip report..
So, Saturday was a 4 miler in absolutely beautiful weather. Sunday was a 3.5 hill run, with weather that was slightly not as good, but it was still pretty awesome. My ITB felt pretty good, which is really nice. I'm going to try to keep upping the quantity of runs I do for a while, and then work on lengthening one of them.
I've got to say, having nicer weather to run in is just so awesome. I love it.
Monday was a self-prescribed day off. A couple of us from work went up to Cooperstown for the day. Here's a photo montage..
This is outside of the baseball hall of fame, our main destination for the day:
This is a shot of some of the plaques in the hall of fame:
My wife views this room with the plaques (the actual hall) as her own personal hell. It is analogous to me being confined in 'Jo-Ann Fabrics'. She was absolutely thrilled that I found people to go with, so she never has to step foot in here again. (Now, I think that's a bit extreme, but what can you do?)
This is where we went for lunch, a place called 'The Pit':
After the hall of fame, we went to Brewery Ommegang. This is their building:
After an informative tour, we sampled all of their beers, plus a couple of special ones. The 'Hennepin' was my favorite, until they got to this 'cave-aged Abbey Ale', which is a bottle of their 'Abbey Ale', which had been stuck in a cave for 11 months. I'm thinking of telling my wife I need to dig a cave. That beer was phenomenal.
The ending note of the beer sampling was this:
It was a special beer, not ever bottled, made for the inauguration. They dubbed it 'Obamagang'. I thought that was pretty funny.
Today, I'm back to the grind. Keep on rockin', everyone!