Time for another blog of total randomness encompassing my week:
Ma and Pa Heritage Village/Railroad Visit – Last Sunday my dad and I spent the afternoon visiting the Ma and Pa Heritage Village and Railroad. He originally wanted to ride a train in Strausburg but I found this historic village which not only offered a train ride, but various buildings to explore. They host special events as well. Sunday was Early American Autos which was a great time to visit for my car-loving dad. I treated him as an early birthday gift, and we spent the afternoon exploring, learning about the village during the early 1900s and enjoying a very nice 45 minute train ride for only $7 each.
Halfway to being Aunt Tracy – I don’t believe I actually posted it when I was told the news, but my sister is expecting her first child in November, 5 days before my 33rd birthday. She had her 20 week ultrasound on Monday and “Baby Z” is growing well. Kasey and her husband stuck to their guns in choosing not to find out the gender until the baby is born. After seeing the ultrasound picture I’m guessing it’s a boy.
Physical Therapy Completed – Wednesday I had my final physical therapy visit. The assistant put me through a series of strength movements and while my left hamstring is still a tad weaker than the right, I had made enough progress to be released. I no longer feel any twinges when I run or workout and very rarely feel any while sitting for long periods of time.
Trivia Night – Wednesday night Jason and I joined my parents, running buddies Todd and Armand and their wives, and surprise visitors Kyle and Chelsi (Todd’s son who I graduated high school with and daughter-in-law) at John Wright restaurant for pizza and trivia on the patio. Our team started off strong, but as the rounds progressed we got fewer answers correct. We ended up 7th overall.
July 4th – The holiday was very low key in my house. Jason and I completed a flexibility workout, ran an errand then spent the afternoon eating homemade popcorn and watching Independence Day. We also began the new season of Stranger Things.
Daily Studying – Every day I’m completing something related to earning my NASM personal trainer certification. I took my third quiz yesterday and will be starting the 4th module’s readings today. It is a lot of information to process, but I’m enjoying learning. My biggest challenge is learning the various muscles by scientific name (ex the main calf muscle is the soleus) as I never took anatomy in high school or college.
Rained out Bonfire – My parents intended to host a July 4th bonfire last night for a few friends. Unfortunately, not long after most guests arrived the pop up storms rolled into the area and chased us into the garage for the evening. We had hoped it’d clear out, but instead of being the usual 10-15 min storms we’ve had, it persisted all evening. Fortunately there was good food and good company to enjoy.
8 mile week – I met dad and Armand Sunday morning and completed 4 miles from John Wright up along the river and back. Yesterday morning I completed 4 miles to the high school track and back, this time a bit faster thanks to decreased humidity. I plan to run with my usual group on Wed. and bump up to a 5 mile run.
Have you ever visited a historical village/road a train? Have you ever attended a trivia night? Did you do anything to celebrate the 4th of July?