Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Super Bowl Plans!

Mile 1158, Chandler, AZ - If you live here in the Valley of the Sun, you may have heard about the football game being played this Sunday in Glendale. And you may have heard about the golf tournament in Scottsdale. And you may want to avoid those areas, unless you enjoy sitting in traffic or waiting for hours to get seated at IHOP, let alone any of the in restaurants.

My plans are to stay away from Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale. I'll get in a couple 5 mile runs in Chandler on Wednesday and Thursday. Play softball on Thursday and Friday. I'm in two leagues. And do a long run of 11 miles on the weekend. Heck, I might even do a run during the Super Bowl itself. There's a trail/canal on the south side of the UofP Dome, so I could run it and marvel at the crowds in the parking lot. I know, I said I'd stay away from Glendale, but if I park 5 miles from the stadium, there should be no crowds. I think.

Of course, if anyone has any tickets to the game I could have for free, I might be tempted. Ahh, who am I kidding, I'd sell them and go for a run.

Today? I got in 5.25 mile in 1 hour around the neighborhood. It was in the mid 50's and beautiful today. I decided I was going to run for an hour and see how far I could go.




University of Phoenix Stadium is the only football stadium in the world named after a college that doesn't have a football team. Think about that!
UPDATE: Road the exercise bike for 1 hour. That counts for 4 miles for the Walk Across Arizona. Total todate: 11.55 miles

12 comments:

Irene said...

No Super Bowl run events? You really need to make up one!

BTW, going for a run during Super Bowl might be the best time to run!

Marathoner in Training said...

But Pat, I have four extra tickets that are going to waste. I would have given them to you, but you said you would sell them. So, I guess I will have to find another taker for them. Great job on the run and bike.

Jeff said...

Agreed -- maybe a run in the shape of a Patriot or something like that. If your run was around the stadium, with pictures, I think that would qualify as one of your cool runs.

Me? I'll be sitting in front of the tube watching the game eating way too much crap that I'm sure I'll regret on Monday morning.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I have a couple I was going to give to either you or Eric but I guess neither of you needs them.

J~Mom said...

I am with you...not going anywhere near anything North of Chandler Blvd. that day. LOL

J~Mom said...

Pat, I forgot, sorry..am I supposed to report my AZ walk stuff here on your blog?

Pokey said...

I thought you were resting??

Nice workouts :)

I think a TRC field trip to Tee Pee Tap Room might be in order....

Pokey said...

Are you still planning in 11 this Saturday?

Pat said...

Hey there's a canal near the tee pee tap room. we could do a four miler and then refuel on mexican.

I am planning on 11 this saturday.

Cheryl said...

Now that's a real runner - one who would sell (imaginary) free Superbowl tickets to go for a run instead!

I'm up to 14.27 miles acros AZ so far, including the bike, swim, elliptical and rowing. But I know you'll zoom ahead with your 11 miler on Saturday.

Jeff said...

All this Tee Pee talk, gonna have to find a way to get out there soon!

Firefly's Running said...

Sounds like a busy weekend in Phoenix.