Sunday, January 06, 2008

Hockey Nite in the Desert

Mile 1203, Chandler, AZ -Last nite was hockey nite with my nephew John. He's a hockey fan-atic and has gone to 3 games here and another 6 games in California on his vacation. The Coyotes played the Ducks last night. It was a tie, but the coyotes won in a shoot out
The Coyotes Arena is in an entertainment complex in Glendale, AZ. The Cardinals Dome is next door and there's a bunch of bars, restaurants, theatres, etc. Here's a photo outside. Yes, it even rained last night.

Today, after Church I had to go to Kohl's with my family. Little did I know they were having an 80% off sale. I got 3 tech running shirts for $2 each and a tech pull over for $6. Twelve bucks. What a deal! I came home, did a little real estate and then put on one of my new black tech shirts, black compression shorts and grey shorts on top. I looked like a real runner. At least I thought I did. The confidence paid off in my running. I ran thru the new office park next to Desert Breeze. Nothing's open, but the streets are down, so I got to run without any traffic. I did see a jackrabbit. It was huge. I bet it had legs two feet long. I was running at an 11 minute pace, he was running at a 2 minute pace.


As I leave the commercial area, I get to run past Stellar Airpark. Stellar is a small airfield that has homes with hangars along the runway. The homeowners can fly in, taxi to their homes then park inside their personal hanger. Clikc on the picture below to see one of the homes.

My run went well. I did about 5.37 miles, running all but .23 miles at an 11 minute pace. I plan to do an easy 5 miler every other day this week. I'll take Friday and Saturday off and hopefully run a great first marathon on Sunday.


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Running Schedule:

January 13th: Rock N Roll Full Marathon

January 26th: Run for the Islands 5k

February 17: Lost Dutchman Half Marathon

March 1: Ostrich Festival 5k
March 9: Valley of the Sun Half Marathon

March 29: Laughlin Half Marathon
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6 comments:

Irene said...

Aren't you taking any time off from running this week, you know, as part of the pre marathon taper?

"I looked like a real runner. At least I thought I did."

Pat, you ARE a real runner, but it's kinda cool to have the cool threads!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

what an awesome sale at kohl's!!!

J~mom said...

Oh man, I JUST bought a shirt at Kohl's and it was only 30% off. I am going to go back and see what is on clearance. That is a fantastic deal.

Pokey said...

What a bargain!!! I am jealous!

You always look like a runner Pat! And you ARE a specatcular runner!!!

Lisa and I were commenting that it seems like forever since we've seen you.....are you and Amy coming to the Expo, lunch and dinner on Saturday???

Cheryl said...

Love the houses along the runway. That would be an ideal setup for a pilot and/or aircraft mechanic with a family.

Running with the jackrabbits-- you're in good company. :-)

Jeff said...

I love that 80% off rack at Kohl's. What a score!