Is it Tuesday already? Really? All is a bluuuuuuuuuuur.
Sunday was Jude's very first cross country meet. It's the first time his school has even had a cross country team, and they pretty much threw it together at the last minute - only two weeks of training. But guess what?
That boy came in 6th Place! Out of a field of close to 100 3rd and 4th grade boys. He was so pleased with himself! I think he's finally found his sport. You know, back during track season, I kept nagging him that he should be running long distances, but he kept saying "Noooooo, Mom, I'm a SPRINTER. Long distances are too HARD." Well now maybe he will remember to listen to his mother, because he ran that 1/2 mile race and was barely winded. And they were running close to 2 miles in practice. He has another meet next month, and I'm thinking that with more training, he can definitely set a new personal best. Go Jude!
Okay, I have found two new tv shows that I'm loving. The first is Nashville...
...which is a little soap opera, but a lot of fun. I love Connie Britton, and the music is terrific. And it's nice to watch a show with actual grown-ups on it.
And now for something completely different: American Horror Story Asylum...
OMG! SO effing scary! Totally freaky! And I'm such a whackjob that last week I watched it by myself, late at night...in the dark. HA! Jessica Lange plays a crazy, masochistic nun - sort of a cross between Meryl Streep in Doubt and Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man. She's terrific, and clearly having a blast!
Just in time for Halloween...
I'm getting a little stressed out about my big 5K to End Epilepsy on Sunday. Read about it and click to donate HERE. I was doing SO well, and then I got sick with that rotten cough/cold thing and it really set me back. I had to stop running for a couple of weeks. Now I'm back to it, but not back to where I was. Yesterday I ran 2 miles at a pretty decent speed - about 9 minutes a mile, which is super fast for me, so maybe I'm closer than I fear. And somebody told me the other day that as long as you've run half of your race distance in training, the excitement of race day will carry you through the rest of your distance. I think my race day strategy will be to accidentally/on purpose get caught back in the pack, so I have to go very slowly. Then afterward, I can say "Well, I'd have been much faster if I hadn't gotten stuck caught in the pack." That should work don't you think? Anybody have any advice?
This website fascinates me - Wantful. It's a gift-giving site, which allows you to select 16 products and allow the person you give the gift to to choose which thing they want. They will print a little booklet with each of your chosen items in it, and send it to the gift recipient.
You can choose a gift price (from $30 to $500) and from various categories (accessories, jewelry, entertaining, outdoors, beauty, art+decor). Or you can use their little recommendations thingy, which I think is kind of silly, but definitely fun to poke around on. Their products are pretty lovely, and high-quality. I desperately want somebody to give me one of these little booklets!
Alrighty then. Have a lovely Tuesday. Go visit Stacy.