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Are you a teenager of the 80's???
Sunday, February 17, 2008

It was a packed week!  I attempted to cram a lot of tough workouts in during the week since my husband and I were going out of town for the weekend (WITHOUT THE KIDS!!); so, it was tough to motivate to fit in my final workout of the week at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning since my legs were so tired.  My casual 16 mile long run "jaunt" through Queeny Park is a very hilly 4 mile loop in st Louis.  One of my training friends and I attempted to focus on our nutrition during the run but by Lap 2 we started to discuss the topic of favorite college eats.  Lap 2 covered appetizers, and casual bar food, Lap 3 focused on our fav dining joints and by Lap 4 I was probably too excited to be finishing that I did not gel up before the final lap and instead consoled myself with thoughts of my favorite LATE NIGHT junk food haunts - greasy pizza and breadsticks! 
The 24-hour getaway date was a chance to visit our old college - Indiana University - and the opportunity to relive a lot of fun memories!  We timed our weekend perfectly because not only was IU playing Michigan State in basketball but also we got to watch the drama unfold for our "latest" basketball coach, Kelvin Sampson, who might soon be unemployed!  The Hoosiers pulled off a great upset, and I tried to reload my carbo stores at our former drinking establishments inlcuding Nick's and Kilroys.  Needless to say I did not fare very well, I think I maxed out at 3 1/2 beers!!! Jim disagrees because he distinctly remembers polishing of my 2nd beer at Nick's so his count for me puts me up at 2 3/4.  Regardless, it was still a concerted effort by this lightweight endurance athlete!
Sunday a.m. included a drive home in which I tried to stretch my sore legs due to the week's effort.  It was also intermittently infused with alternate loads of caffeine and gatorade as we both could not decide if it was more important to hydrate or to stay awake for the car ride. BUT, as soon as I felt myself nodding off, Jim put on the 80's XM station and were were treated to Casey Kasem's Weekly TOP 40 this week in 1981!!!  Then, I suddenly realized while listening to the music that this was the beginning of the END - the Big Hair Bands, love ballads, and cheesy music videos.  What I thought might be a boring ride home turned into a modified recovery dance in the car as we tried to recall the lyrics and tunes of our favorite and most hated 80's songs.  Do you want to know the top 3 of this week in 1981?  #3 was "I Love a Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbit, #2 was "9 to 5" by Dolly Parton - are you serious???, and the grand finale #1 was "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang.


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