While I haven't kept up with the show much this season, I am watching the finale tonight. So far I have seen three performances, one by Gwen Stefani, one by Blake and Jordin, and one by Smokey Robinson and the top 6 guys in the competition, including the ever-present Sanjaya. I'm flipping back and forth between SNL in the 90's and the American Idol finale, both hilarious in their own right.
Favorite quote of the finale: "I believe it was a haiku. Thank you Margaret." -Ryan Seacrest
On another note, I'm looking forward to gearing up for marathon training. My official 16 week training begins the first week in June, but now I am trying to get a little faster for some local 5ks and 10ks. I can't believe how tough it is to run a fast mile - after months of training at a steady pace, it is hard to pick up the pace for a few short miles. But like most running endeavors, I think about 90% of the task is mental. This weekend I'm running the Jessamine County Skelter for the Shelter 5k. It is a 5k/2k fun run for people and/or dogs. Since doggies are welcome, we are going to make it a family affair and bring Emma along. Due to very short legs, she won't be running - but she will be with Chad to cheer me on!
My goal is to run a 25 minute 5k. While this isn't very fast, it will be pretty fast for me. My 5k PR right now is 27 minutes. I'm hoping to whittle that down to a steady 8 min mile pace - with an anticipated finish time of 24-25 minutes. I'm very happy to be supporting such a worthy cause - the Jessamine County Humane Society - and I look forward to seeing several doggies out at the course!