I am sitting here pissing away a perfect night to get stuff done. The dishes are piled up, the laundry needs to be done, and the house looks like a bomb went off. Rather I am sitting here staring blankly into my computer surfing the interwebs and reading nothing more than my friends' status updates on Facebook. It has been a busy day and a crazier week. I just don't have it in me to do one more thing today.
I am tired. This week past week was a short week, yet it felt so long. Then today, I am a golf widow (13 hours and counting). So rather than be productive, I have bellied up to my desk with a bag of chips and some cheap beer. Dinner of champions. Yes, my social life is kind of pathetic.
First of all, thank you for all of the comments about sunscreen and vitamins. The other night I was roaming through Tar-jay staring blankly at the shelves. I could not make a decision to save my life. So I thought I would do an informal poll to see what is in your cart. I also thank you for all of the music suggestions. I received an iTunes gift card for Mother's Day and I need to update the tunes.
Even though my mojo has left the building, I haven't really been lazy all day. I did complete my long run this morning. I did 6.26 miles (1 hour 12 minutes in the rain). This is what six miles looks like (no wonder my kids ran screaming from the room).
Run Like a Mother. One of the co-authors, Dimity McDowell, was in Minneapolis for a stop on the book tour. I was lucky to have been sent a copy to review back in March. I absolutely loved this book and thought it would be fun to meet one of the authors. I was intimated to go by myself so I dragged a couple of my friends kicking and screaming to come with me to this reading. Just me walking into a bookstore is laughable, but an event like this made me feel like such a fish out of water.
I am really glad I went. It was great to hear the author's comments on the book. She was so down to earth and felt as though we could be great friends. Even my friends enjoyed themselves so I didn't feel bad for dragging them into a bookstore on a Friday night. I was inspired to re-read the book and I am enjoying it as much as I did the first time. This is one that will be a good one to keep on the bookshelf and I highly recommend it as a great Summer read. You do not have to be a mom to enjoy this book and it has something that all women runners can relate to.
We also had some some happy hour food....fried pickels and potroast and gravy fries. Both were just....Meh. Nothing to write home about and certainly not a great thing to eat the night before a long run.
I am off to continue my fabulous Saturday night. I may go fold a load of clothes before I hit the hay! Don't be jealous!