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.


Unknown 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!

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