i kept thinking that yesterday was sunday because having a full day of work makes today seem very monday-esque! fortunately, i am not a monday hater so that is not such a terrible thing. plus, the next weekend i have to work (assuming that i don’t get called in for backup) isn’t until may 30th, and i have 2 more very light, easy weeks up ahead and even a week of vacation on the horizon.
so don’t feel bad for me. i certainly don’t. finally, since i don’t celebrate easter it makes me happy that i can fill in for those who do. josh and i will probably be on call for every christmas and easter until retirement, but if that means that i can have my precious thanksgiving and new years’ (and ummm . . . maybe my birthday?) off then that is a very good thing.
list of extremely off-the-charts cute things i saw yesterday
• tiny, completely identical triplet baby boys lying in the same bassinet
• tiny, completely identical baby yorkshire terrier puppies out for a walkthey looked just like this.
(sorry for the lack of visuals on the twins — i don’t think the hosiptal would have been too happy with me snapping pictures of other people’s babies. but trust me: THEY WERE CUTE.)
in other news, new (but very talented) blogger aimee (also a member of my college tribe of girlfriends known as the mad bitches . . . yeah we were that cool) responded to my sales pitch aimed at convincing her to move to the triangle with her soon-to-be husband.
i am not sure i was entirely successful, but i think i did convince her of the area’s advantages on several counts. maybe the the cost-of-living argument will be the big winner given that aimee has declared that she is now “cheap and curmudgeonly.” i think a reconnaissance visit is in order . . . preferably before it becomes too hot!
long run success!
i am happy to say that yesterday’s 11-mile trial (hey, i rhymed!) went swimmingly. it was breezy and 70 degrees, giving the wooded trail a beachy feel despite the sad fact that the ocean is nearly 2 hours away. i felt good the entire time and went a very steady pace, save for a slow start (as usual) and the last mile when i just couldn’t help myself. i was worried that my polar footpod’s calibration would be off on a new pair of shoes, but it was pleased to see it spot on with the mile markers.
i really didn’t feel much in the way of hip pain — just a little tightness towards the beginning. i am ready and so excited for charlottesville next weekend!
workout: 11 miles (as above) + 30-day shred. hardcore!