4.25.2010

oh, what a difference a day makes!

This was me last night:

Hubby and I got zoot-suited up and headed for the Kennedy Center for their Figaro. It was lovely, doubly so because I didn't have to work. Why, yes, I will have that glass of wine before the show thankyouverymuch! We overdressed a tad, but heck, why not? It was fun, and the evening was only slightly thwarted by some challenged cab drivers. (Oh, Spout Run Parkway, how I missed you.)


(And the dress? A little backless number that I wore the night I met my hubs. And it still fits. HOT DAMN!)


The only issue? Well, we got home around 11. And this morning? 5k 2 of 2...the one where I know the neighborhood parents.

(Nothing says "I love my neighborhood" like running an elementary school 5k while slightly hungover.)

But I did it! And, like last week, I got smoked by, well, almost everybody. But I didn't stop to walk, and I paced myself much better than the last one. (And that's saying quite a bit, as this one was mostly down hill for the first half...and mostly uphill for the second half. Ugh.) But here's the evidence:

 (I wish I could figure out how to get my bib in the photo...I haz no skillz)


And here's the playlist:
1. Merry Happy - Kate Nash
2. My Love - The Bird and the Bee
3. Tropicalia - Beck
4. Sabotage - Beastie Boys (3 times. Don't judge.)
5. Stronger - Kanye (Hate the man, love the tune.)
6. Giving Up the Gun - Vampire Weekend

So I'm guessing that I ran about the same rate as last time, but will find out later this week. And here's all the gak I've accumulated: All kinds of paper, 2 BPA-free water bottles, 2 t-shirts, a ball, and 2 bibs.

Add to that a sense of accomplishment, and great mental pictures of moms and dads running with their kids, sometimes hand-in-hand. It was fun watching the beginnings of family traditions, and seeing kids being celebrated and encouraged to exercise.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need a shower and a nap.

My five:

1. Accomplishing something early in the day.
2. Using an early accomplishment to justify hours of loafing around.
3. Playing with the cat.
4. People watching.
5. Pushing myself.

2 comments:

esphixiet said...

This is great. I envy your ability to run... I tried last year at the end of the season, but something is wrong with my hip. I'll stick to biking :)
Oh, and you look lovely in your dress!

Rahree said...

thanks! the running has actually taken a VERY long time to get into - lots of false starts. but now i'm liking it (well, as much as anyone can I guess.:) )

biking is next on my list - my hubs loves it, but i'm pretty klutzy and traffic around her is UGLY. but you've inspired me - maybe i'll try it tomorrow morning!