It was my last full day at work and things went rather smoothly. I was able to complete all the tasks I had been working on without any major hiccups. I received my co-op performance evaluation from my project leader which was very positive and contained many kind words. I finished up a few things and prepared for our 4pm departure to Paducah.
The company I work for, CSI, is holding their summer intern gathering tomorrow. My boss, carpooler/friend, and I hopped in the company car and headed this way. The 2 hour and 40 minute car ride felt like an hour and a half due to great conversation. We began talking about work and how we felt about the company. We then moved on to bourbon, wine, and what all goes into maintaining a wine cellar. Much was learned on this road trip.
CSI owns several acres of land and on it is a Courtyard Marriot. They have a partnership and we get a room to ourself with a nice, comfy, king size bed. All paid for by the company, of course. We checked in, changed clothes, and met in the lobby for a dinner trip.
We decided on Outback. I ordered the Norwegian Salmon with mixed vegetables and a side house salad. This was by far the best meal I've had at Outback, excluding those times that I got to eat a Chocolate Thunder from Down Under (which, no offense, sounds like an African American Chippendales dancer's stagename). Those days are long gone.
My boss expensed our meals and we graciously thanked him. It looks like I may be able to go without spending a dime until Friday/Saturday. Yeah!
After dinner I felt a little tired and weak in the legs, but I knew what I had to do. I had free time from about 7:30pm on, so why not use some of that time to run.
CSI has a nice lake on property with a
It really is a nice area. The hill on one corner of the lake challenged me a bit, but it felt good. I endured some more leg pain, but I think it was due to insufficient stretching. I sat in a cubicle all day, rode in a car for 2.5 hours, then sat at dinner. I didn't use my legs very much.
The workout concluded and I felt well. The sun had gone down, so it wasn't nearly as hot as it has been, although it felt more humid.
I made my way back to my hotel room, got a bottle of water at the front desk, and sat here to type this post.
I'm glad I was able to run today. I'm hoping to get another run in before I fly out to Oklahoma on Saturday, but I'm just not sure yet.
Here is the map of my run:
I can't forget to include the song of the run. This is another beautiful song from my favorite band: Death Cab for Cutie - What Sarah Said. This song is sort of sad, but it really gets me thinking. I love the piano part, however simple it may be.
Don't freak out if you don't hear from me in awhile. I'm still alive and doing well, just super busy. I'll try to update when I can.
Lastly, I think I'm getting pneumonia from being sweaty and sitting next to this A/C. It feels good, though.