Some day I’d like to start this post with “It’s been such a lovely, calm week.” This is not that week, so I’m going to join Jill, Nikki, and Lynda at the Ultimate Coffee Date and make you listen to the crazy that is my life. I promise if you leave a comment about the crazy in your life to make me feel better, I’ll commiserate with you.
So, before I do the mind dump that is my usual, what’s up with you? Got some races coming up? Work going well? Kids doing anything exciting? Here’s what’s going on in my life…
If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that tomorrow morning I have to be on the course of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon at 4 am. This means waking up between 2:00am and 2:30am. I’ll be setting three alarms, but really I’m likely to just not fall asleep. (Related: I kept waking up last night, panicked that I was late. Then I’d remind myself that the race is Sunday. This resulted in a rough night of no sleep. I’m already tired and I know I’ll get little sleep Saturday night. I’m pretty much going to be wiped on Sunday afternoon.)
If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that lately I’ve been really struggling with my runs. They are slow and uncomfortable and I don’t seem to want to even do them. I’m really having a hard time with this as usually running is something I WANT to do and it works as an anti-depressant for me. It’s really not a good thing when running isn’t bringing me to my happy place.
If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that word on the street is that I’ll be running Ragnar Cape Cod next spring. That’s a long ways away and life can always get in the way, but the team I ran Ragnar DC with is already registered. I’m pretty excited because Beer Geek and I are planning to make a week of it to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! (Yes, mom and dad, I do need you to watch the kids…)
If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that I “had” to stop at one of the local stores with a great beer selection. I loved that I was able to buy more than a case of beer and they were all dark beers. Yes, my favorite time of beer is here. ;o) Porters and stouts and browns, oh my. Pretty sure it’s time for a Favorite Fall Beers post.
If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that last night we went to Mad Fox Brewery for dinner and I had the most amazing salad. It was arugula, corn, almonds, blackberries, and avocado. Unfortunately, I think there was dairy in the dressing as I woke up stuffy this morning. (I refuse to believe that maybe beer is my problem. I will just live the rest of my life with a stuffy nose. I will not give up my beer. I just won’t.)
And now that I’ve talked your ear off and we’ve finished our coffee, I’m off to continue my day. We’ve already cleaned cages for a local cat rescue league. Still have one soccer game and a run to go, but for a fall Saturday, life is actually pretty calm. Maybe I’ll even get a nap in…
Have a great weekend!