Hey everyone. I hope you’re staying dry lately if you’re in South Carolina!
First, I want to thank everyone for your kind words about Saturday’s Floppin’ Flounder 5K. It’s nice that some people “get it” when you feel intimidated by “local elites”. I might be short and ab-less, but hopefully the next race will be a more positive experience, not just with the time on the finish clock, but more about what our bodies can do rather than what they look like. I’m certain I’ll have a breakout performance at a race this Fall, too.
Clay and I are going to Hartsville this weekend for his class reunion, so hopefully I can get a long run in Thursday morning before we leave town that Friday (I’m missing *way* too many long runs lately for my own good if I want to run 26.2 this Fall). I’m also excited to grill out that Saturday afternoon and lay out by the pool at Clay’s parents’ house, before we head to the reunion that night. Let’s hope I can get a little tan too… because I haven’t been by a pool in awhile.
Today it started raining right before Clay went to cut the grass (he has to cut it every week because of how much it rains here). We also had a tropical storm the other day but I didn’t really notice and honestly didn’t know about it until it was approaching. Being a native of the South, I really don’t worry unless it’s a Category 2 hurricane or stronger. I’m just glad we haven’t had tornadoes or any severe weather, yikes!
I went to another sip-and-paint (I sip on water… gotta stay hydrated) class Friday night. This time we painted a sunset over a marsh, and the scene is called “You are my sunshine”. The classes are pretty fun and I have a few coupons to take them for $20 each, so I’ll probably go back soon. All of the paintings are looking really nice in the house and it’s a good excuse to get out of the house in the evenings.
Tomorrow night, Nadine and I are going to see Spirit of the Marathon 2, which is playing for one night only in theatres. I actually saw a poster of it up at TrySports last week when I was there for the National Running Day group run, and it’s generated a lot of online buzz. Face it, it’s not often that a movie about running comes to theatres- at least not compared to other sports like baseball or football- so it’s definitely worth making the trip for. Plus, some of the proceeds go to One Fund Boston and it seems like a very inspirational movie.
Spirit of the Marathon 2 follows the journeys of seven runners who are running a marathon in Rome and also features interviews with other professional runners. If you’re not doing anything important tomorrow night, definitely check it out- You can read more about it and find participating theatres here. One of my run club friends told me the first Spirit of the Marathon movie is on Hulu now, so you can also watch it there, but I don’t think you have to watch that one to understand this movie.
Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and I’ll be back with another update on the movie and our weekend trip.