I’m on a roll this week, let me tell you. To summarize:
- I let my daughter go off to school with her pants on backwards the other day (unbeknown to her) because I noticed it as we walked out the door that morning and turning around would have cost us another 10 minutes as she removed coat, backpack, shoes, etc. to change. Mom of the year.
- I addressed all our holiday cards the other night but didn’t stuff them. Happened to notice the next day that Mr. Zippy had taken them off the counter, meaning he was planning to mail them. Empty. (I did get ahold of him before this happened).
- I ordered a dress from Title9, which arrived on Thursday. Took it out of the package and realized I have a skirt in the exact same pattern. I clearly like to shake things up in my wardrobe.
But it’s all good. This weekend I get to run two races. Note I am running them, not racing them. That’s what happens when you’re old, tired and two weeks removed from a marathon–no motivation to race.
Saturday is one of my all-time favorite races, the Celtic Solstice 5-Miler in Baltimore. I think I am maybe on year eight or nine of this one? It’s low-key, festive, and fun and my friends and I have a tradition of doing it with some extra miles and then heading off to brunch. This year I am even more excited because the girls from Capitol Area Running are coming up. You are probably familiar with Cheryl from Dash’s Bites and Katie of Run This Amazing Day, among others. They are coming and we are meeting! Can’t wait–these ladies seem to be the D.C. equivalent of my running crew and I’ve always wanted to meet them.
Sunday is the four-mile Rudolph Relay in our local state park. I’ll be teaming up with my daughter (with her pants on correctly) and my son and his friend will be a team. We did this one last year and had a blast. My daughter and I got out for a little night-time “training” the other night, headlamp and all, which she loved.
Pretty sure these two races will redeem my otherwise flaky week, don’t you think?
What’s on tap in your world for the weekend?