my new laptop!
It's an HP and it has lots of fancy new features, most of which I have no clue how to use. Since it's arrival this afternoon, I have spent most of my time with it connecting it to the wireless router so that I have full WiFi capabilities here in the house. All in all, the new computer is pretty killer (and so dang fast! especially when compared to our POS desktop), and I'm very happy with my b-day gift.
In other news, I ran a short 2 miles yesterday afternoon before bowling, and it was brutally hot out (thus, only the 2 miles), and then this evening, I ran another 3 miles (and since I waited until 7:30 pm, it was much cooler out). Aside from the heat of yesterday's 2 miler, both runs went well, and really, I have nothing to report about them.
For my last bit of news, it seems that the running bug has bitten another person close to me: my brother. This probably has more to do with his girlfriend, who is also a runner, than it does with my influence, but still, I like to think of my range of influence as being far reaching. Anyway, he and his girlfriend are planning to run a 10 miler this fall in the Twin Cities, so he has begun running in the past two weeks, and he has been calling and texting me about his runs. This evening he called to tell me that he ran 4 miles and it felt so good, he had felt like doing more but decided not to push it. He was so excited about the run; it was great!
I hope the excitement continues and he sticks with it because I am having visions of Jerry and I running with my bro and his girlfriend, and the pretend image fills my heart with rainbows and butterfly kisses!