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What's Up For The Weekend With The Astros' Pam Gardner

Gardner Always Finds Time To
Run, Call Kids On Weekend

Ever wonder how executives in sports business spend their weekends? THE DAILY this week continues "What's Up For The Weekend," providing readers with an inside look at people in our industry. This week, we catch up with Astros President of Business Operations PAM GARDNER, who talked with Staff Writer Jessica Collins about her plans for the upcoming weekend.

Q: What are your plans for this weekend?
Gardner: I always plan more than I can actually accomplish. On the list for this weekend: my morning run; N.Y. Times crossword puzzle; buy and plant spring flowers; see a movie; finish my book, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo;" have dinner with friends and be at Minute Maid Park for our weekend games.

Q: What do you always make time for on the weekend?
Gardner: I always make time to call my kids and to run.

Q: What is your weekend exercise routine?
Gardner: I am an avid runner, so on Saturdays I try to pick up a medium length run and on Sundays a long run. Running keeps me sane and it counter balances my obsession with chocolate.

Q: What do you like to read and watch on the weekend?
Gardner: I read the Houston Chronicle and N.Y. Times on Sunday, and I catch up on my DVR shows: "24," "Modern Family" and "Brothers & Sisters." And, of course, Astros road games.

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