Last night was a total blast! In the last year, I’ve joined a bunch of book clubs (some serious, some light). Last night, one of them met at this great Italian restaurant that offers ladies’ night on Wednesdays: all-you-can-drink house wine with the purchase of any entree. Perfect! I got a vegetable thin crust pizza and a ton of red wine – great way to get through the midweek slump 🙂
This morning, I woke up a few minutes before my alarm went off. Now, I set two alarms: one for 6:45am (my early alarm, if I decide to work out, which lately I almost never do) and one for 7:25am (when I actually need to get up). This was the 6:45am alarm that I beat, so I had plenty of time to go to the gym if I felt so inclined… but I did not feel so inclined. I also could have gotten myself together to get into work early (and therefore get out of work early), but I didn’t do that either. Instead, I messed around on my e-mail for a while and came in at the normal time.
I felt kind of bad that I hadn’t worked out, so I took the stairs from the ground floor. 11 flights is a lot! When I checked my e-mail, I found a great surprise. Pat sent an e-mail to the Minneapolis Marathon to let them know about my finish, and Amy from Team Ortho contacted me about doing a profile on the official website. How cool! To give her some background, I updated an old Q&A I had done for my boss (my company decided a few months ago that they want to profile me… more on that in future posts). I realized that some of you, especially new readers, may not know all this info about how I got started, so check it out!
The snow is falling like crazy here, but that’s not going to stop me from going to another book club. For this one, we read Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri, and I absolutely loved it. I’d highly recommend both that and The Namesake (by the same author) if you haven’t already read them. They’re beautifully written and very inspiring.
Hope you’re all having a great day! Stay warm in this storm 🙂