This morning started early for all of us. Ryan and Robert left at 0600 to go work breakfast at the Legion and K and I headed out to post for the Thunder Mountain 10K. We met up with SJ, a friend and wife of one of our coworkers. She was running her first 10K. The three of us pretty much ran together. The very first part of the course was not well marked and we ended up missing a turn. A guy in a truck came and told us we had missed it, but we still didn’t find it, so we kind of modified the course. There were a few hills along the way and it was a little breezy, but not bad. The three of us pretty much stayed together until mile 5 and then K ended up ahead of S and I. S finished just a few seconds ahead of me. I finished in 1:10:25 – not bad for six days post-Bataan!!! We stayed around for the awards ceremony which was supposed to start at 0845 but actually finally started at 0930. But we’re glad we stayed. S won first overall civilian female for the 10K and got a pretty neat trophy!!! Way to go S!!
On our way home, K & I stopped at Starbucks and she bought me a vanilla chai latte. It was really good and the warm sure felt good! Once home, changed and put a sweatshirt on because I was SOOOOOO cold and curled up under my covers for a little over an hour nap. Then I got up and took a hot shower before getting into my uniform and heading back out to post for a short BQ gig. They had a mock one-day "deployment" for the kids of Soldiers that are deploying soon and we played at the "redeployment" ceremony. We ended up playing a whole 2 marches. LOL But it was worth it to see the look on the kids’ faces when they heard the "band" at their ceremony!! Each kid got a certificate from the unit’s commander, and they had some cookies and juice for them. It was pretty cool.
After that was done, I stopped at Walmart and the grocery store for a few things both places and then I headed home and got into my pj’s for the rest of the day. Ryan had been asked to help with the food for a wedding reception at the Legion tonight, so Robert and I had fish sticks and cheesy broccoli for dinner. It was really good, but Robert decided he likes plain broccoli but not cheesy broccoli. While dinner was cooking, he beat me soundly at Mario Kart on the Wii, and after we ate, we finally watched the Opening Ceremonies from the Winter Olympics. It was pretty good, and Robert really enjoyed it. I did let him stay up a little later so he could finish watching the ceremonies. I crocheted.
And now, it’s time for bed.
Today’s high: 62