Today was a day for the history books with the 44th President Barack Obama taking office. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch the entire inauguration because I had to be at work, but I managed to watch the announcement of President Elect Barack H Obama (…I’m thinking they said “H” instead of Hussein for a reason…but I could be wrong) before scurrying off to work. I still have to youtube the speech and everything, but I heard it was good. I’m excited to see what is in store for the United States, and I have always been and will always be proud to be an American. We’ll see what change Obama brings and what that means for us as a country.
In other news, yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr Day, and as a special at work we had “I Have a Dream French Toast,” which was quite fitting for the day until I read the description and realized that it was prepared with white bread french toast…ironic, anyone?
Moving on. I shifted my runs around this week and instead of cross training yesterday, I jumped right into the running for the week because of my upcoming travels. I want to do my long run on Friday because this weekend will be spent traveling to and fro. Therefore…
Monday, January 19th
3.05 miles in 24:42, avg pace of 8:06
Tuesday, January 20th – Inauguration Day!
5.08 miles in 40:13, avg pace of 7:55
I have a flight to Philly at 6:30am tomorrow morning, which means we’re leaving for the airport at 5am…yikes, early wake up call! My interview(!!!) is Thursday morning, and I’m planning on checking out some apartments around the city while I’m out there. I have a couple leads so hopefully I can find something or at least get a better idea of the city and what areas are good to live in (read: where I won’t get shot).
Saturday morning it’s back to Chicago, followed by mad packing because Sunday morning I leave for MIAMI!!! I’ll be cruising for a week and soaking in the sun which I’ve so desperately missed.
Wish me luck and start crossing your fingers for Thursday morning…I’m SUPER nervous when it comes to interviewing, so I’ll take all the help I can get.