I went and signed up for a 10K next weekend.
The kids want to come this time (this time they have been given the option), except the 13-year-old, who doesn't want to deal with the craziness of all the other kids. And who can blame him.
This will mean I'll need to rouse my husband out of bed for my goofiness, which will definitely cost me some Paul Points.
I signed up for the 10K instead of the 5K because I see no evidence that this race has a chip timing system. It might, but I'm not sure. The last thing I need, psychologically, is to have a slower 5K time than my first race, and if there's no chip timing, that's exactly what will happen. So I'm doing a different distance. My goal, as always, will be to finish. I'm not going to mess with my head by coming up with any time goals.
Today's song of the day, or, more accurately, the weekend: "Reconsider Me" by Steve Earle. It's a Warren Zevon song. It was in "Californication," which is how I discovered it. I recognized Steve Earle, but not the song, right away. But, oh, the Internet saved me yet again. I haven't been so blown away by a song in a while.
Tiffany, after we talked about my love for "Californication" as well as my favorite (rather jerky) baseball player, A.J. Pierzynski: "Jeez -- You certainly have a thing for bad boys lately."
I'm into bad boys only in theory. From within the safety of my marriage. When they are on the screen or the baseball diamond and I'm not actually having to deal with them at all.
When I had unfettered access to them, I kept my distance. (Although sometimes I'd get surprised.)
I'm also not sure how well I'm going to respond to David Duchovny's cad character in Season 2 of "Californication" now that he's supposed to be in a relationship.
Exercise: I did calisthenics, but I wasn't able to get out the door to run today. Too much craziness.
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