Friday, October 25, 2013

Ohio...the first 2 months

So I've been living in the great state that gave America the hot dog for about 2 months now. I was planning on updating my blog regularly so my friends and family would know what I was up to out here in small town Ohio. If regularly means no updates yet then I'm doing well...Starting Monday, I'll regularly update this blog. Ok, that is unlikely but I have a few highlights that I want to remember so I'll post some about them in the next few weeks.

I decided it was time to get a different car. My dad thought my '97 Contour was a POS. I wasn't sure it would make it to Ohio with out many repairs needed on the way. If it did make it there, it would have taken forever. You can't drive over 55 mph without the car shaking. You also have to plug the flasher box in from behind the steering wheel if you want to use the turn signals. Time for a new car to make the trip to Ohio! I was planning to buy a used car but ended up with a brand new one. Introducing my brand new Honda Fit. I love my new car! It is just what I wanted. Here it is packed down with all my stuff on the way to Ohio.

Only brought 1 of my 3 bikes with me....crazy.

Yep, I moved to Ohio with just what I could fit in the back of my car. I found an apartment when I got into town on Friday night. It is a nice little place that is about 1.5 miles from my building on campus. I run or bike to campus everyday. Here is a pic of my office. It is a pretty sweet little place. I've got my Twin Cities Marathon posters to remind me of home and running! Because I love to run...and talk about running so it is a good thing I'm teaching exercise physiology!

Oxford is a cute little town. It has been a change living in a small town again after being in Minneapolis. Every time I go to the store or go running, I run people that I know (my students or coworkers).

Cincinnati pretty fun! I've been to a Cincinnati Reds game! They played the Pirates so I got to watch a former Minnesota Twins player.

View from the Reds game was amazing!

The next morning, I went back to the Reds' stadium to do yoga on the outfield. It was so much fun doing yoga with 2,000 other people at the Great American Ball Park!

They have this amazing gas station/ice cream store. Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Yum! I love ice cream!

Up trip back to Minnesota to run the Twin Cities Marathon!

Oh yeah, I'm running my first 50K on Sunday!

Enjoying the adventure!