Long time no blog. Three days is a long time, right? I guess I just don’t have much to say.
Friday was boring.
Saturday we went to Caroline’s soccer game. They lost 3-2. Then we went to rent a viola because Caroline is taking a strings class this year. I honestly didn’t know what a viola was; it looks like a violin, but its tone is a little bit deeper, which might hopefully eliminate some of that violin squeaking new violinists are apt to let emit from their instrument. Let’s hope, anyway. After I signed my life away to the music store, we went to Trader Joes. I bought some vegetables and almond butter while Caroline feasted on mac n cheese, apple cider and ice cream free samples. That, as sad as it may be, was the highlight of our Saturday.
God bless free samples.
This morning I ran the first of four races I’m signed up for. I’m actually signed up for six races, but the last two are in December and March. Today’s race was a 10k. The last, and only 10k I ran, wasn’t my finest performance because 1) I was feeling all sinusy and 2) there was a huge demoralizing hill. Thankfully my sinuses were clear this morning, despite having a raspy, scratchy throat last night from
yelling cheering during Caroline’s soccer game, but the hills, while not as steep as Mt. Demoralizer, were rolling and plentiful.
Plenty can be a good thing. Plenty of money. Plenty of food. Plenty of friends.
Plenty of hills….eh, not so much.
But, that’s okay. I was ready (ish) for the hills and I conquered them. This morning I shaved over four minutes off of my last 10k time, by finishing in 51:40.
It was a nice race. The best part being that it was held at a local high school so we got to use actual bathrooms before the race instead of the dreaded port-o-potty. Man, I hate those things.
The race was done before 9; I stopped for a coffee to warm up and now that I’m home, fed and showered, I fully intend to continue my boring ways by having a boring, uneventful Sunday.
It’s a good thing I excel at boring.