Happy Birthday To Me!

No, it’s not actually my birthday.  My birthday has come and gone.  I did, however, finally pick up my birthday gift.  A lot of my friends and family pitched in money for me to be able to get a new office chair as my other one broke several months ago and I’ve been using a whicker kitchen chair as a replacement… not too comfortable. Anyway, I wanted to say THANKS! to everyone who donated to the “Save Jonathan’s back while working” fund. Oh, here is a picture of it as well.


Disney On Ice In Pensacola

disneymmRev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar’s CARS race across the ice. Dive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and experience the ‘Circle of Life’ with The Lion King. Then enter into the magical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and all her fairy friends as they make their world premiere on ice! From wheels to waves, Pride Lands to pixie dust, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.

Showtimes are starting Friday, May 8 @ 7:00 PM and tickets go on sale Friday, March 6. Ticket prices start at $12.00. Check Ticketmaster for more details.

Hall and Oates Coming to Pensacola

21428aDaryl Hall and John Oates, two of the most well-known stars in the music industry, are making a stop at the Pensacola Civic Center for an intimate theatre performance on Sunday, April 5th. Hall and Oates started working together in the early 1970’s and went on to become the most successful duo in rock history.  With over 60 million albums sold, Daryl Hall & John Oates’ rich repertoire has garnered a total of 8 #1 hit singles along with dozens of hits throughout the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, including 2002’s Do it for Love. Other top singles include: Rich Girl, Kiss On My List, Maneater, Private Eyes, I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do), Sara Smile, She’s Gone, and One On One.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 20th @ 10:00 AM and start at $29.50. You can search Ticketmaster for more details.

Race Results – Pensacola Double Bridge 15K

Well, I’m feeling great! And a little sore… and tired. I just completed one of the goals that I made for myself for this year in running, by completing the 2009 Pensacola Double Bridge Run (15k). It was a very early, dark and cold morning (not too cold). The kids and Aubrey got up with me and drove me down to the starting area where they left me. I did short little jog to warm up and then stretched. After that I had about 15 minutes to wait till the start, which was a little nerve wracking with all of the people there.

When the horn sounded and I started the long trek with all of the other athletes I reached over to my shoulder and pressed the start button on my iPod (connected with Nike+) to start recording the run. I had set it up to just shuffle my songs and the first one that came up was Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac. I thought to myself, “this is going to be a good run.” My wife and kids, my parents and my wife’s parents all came out to cheer me on and thank God for such a wonderful and supportive family.


So how’d I do? Great! Below is a graph from my recorded Nike+ run, which doesn’t even do the run justice. Apparently it’s a little out of sync with my stride or something because the mileage was a bit off. The Nike+ recorded that I ran 8.93 miles when I actually ran 9.3 miles.


The part that really excited me though is the official results shown here (more results).


As you can see I finished the race in 1:23:27 keeping an overall pace of 8:58. That is a lot better than I’d hoped for and is the fastest pace I’ve run in over year for a longer distance. I came in 718th place… not too bad. 🙂