Sunday, May 22, 2011

Week in Review

20 Miles
4 Runs
3 Baseball Games

What a great down week!  The focus this week was not about running.  Instead the focus was on spending time with my family and catching up with friends I hadn't seen in a while.  

I started off the first half of the week in Carbondale, Illinois spending time with my siblings in the house that we grew up in.  I helped pull down a big tree and picked spinach from the greenhouse with Vanessa and my dad.  The spinach was so fresh and delicious! 

Joey, Vanessa, and I all left on Thursday through the St. Louis airport and I got back late Thursday night.  After a day of working at home on Friday, I headed to Asheville, NC to see Garrett for the first time in two months.  Fortunately, two of my former Wake Forest teammates, Erin and Marley, live in Asheville so they went with me to the game on Friday night.  After the game, Garrett put his arm around me for a picture, and I was so happy because it was the first time I had touched him in forever.  I know it sounds silly, but all the sad feelings of missing him were washed away the minute we took that picture.  It was a great way to start the weekend.

On Saturday, Erin and I went to the farmers market and wandered around downtown Asheville together before I went for a run with Marley in the Asheville Arboretum near the Hard Times trail.  Later I reunited with Erin at the Saturday night game.  Erin was a lot of fun to hang out with at the game and she loved Garrett because when we went to see him at the bullpen he threw her a baseball.  Later, after the game he signed it for her.  She told me later that "Garrett is really nice."  I'm glad I have her approval. 

Garrett's family arrived on Saturday night, and we enjoyed so many great meals at the local Asheville restaurants.  I also got to meet several of Garrett's teammates who were so nice and fun to talk to.  Even though I lost most of my voice, it was a great weekend that focused little on running and mostly on good friends and family. 

Erin, Marley and I

The Bullocks and I at the Saturday game

Garrett and I on Saturday night


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