Thing 1: Half Marathon Countdown
It’s getting real, people! As of Sunday, when my calendar switched over to its current view, Half Marathon Day is visible! Yup, it’s hanging out in the lower right-hand corner, reminding me that: MY FIRST HALF MARATHON IS 30 DAYS AWAY! Woohoo!
The great news is that I feel ready already. Last weekend, I did my longest run to date: 11.11 miles (Because once you’ve run 11, what’s another .11 to fill the screen with 11s?). This weekend, 12’s on the schedule. Next weekend, I plan to run the full 13.1. Then, it’s just a downhill coast to the big day. Excited much? Yes, I am.
In other exciting news, the organizers just announced that the half marathon portion of the event has sold out!
Thing 2: Hunger Games Addiction
It’s true. It’s happened again. I’ve been completely sucked into a series! This time it’s The Hunger Games series. I started Book One on, ohhhh, Sunday. Books One and Two are read. On Wednesday evening, when I realized I was about 10% done with Book Three, I officially cut myself off for 24 hours. Don’t worry. I haven’t gotten the shakes… yet. If you haven’t already read this series, you might want to check it out. I’m just sayin’.
Thing 3: Part of the Schooner Jennie and Annie Has Washed Ashore on the Leelanau Peninsula
I had to throw this one in for good measure. If we’re FB friends, you’ve already seen it. But what can I say? I love instances where “Jennie” is spelled the right way.
Ok, here’s the short story: A piece of a schooner that sunk in 1872 washed ashore in one of my favorite vacation spots recently. The name of said ship is thought to be the Jennie and Annie! For the long story, click here. As Kevin so astutely put it: “Do you see the irony in the fact that it is the Jennie and the Annie (eg. Annie Villa Irvin) and in about a month, the shipwreck that will be Kevin Neumann and Jeff Irvin will wash across the finish line in TX? (Ideally in under 3:05).” Yes, yes, I do.