Hello from Boulder, Colorado, where my long run was a pft because of elevation and I kinda wish I was at home.
That's normal given I've only been here for two days. It'll take me a week to adjust to living above 5,000 feet, to start. As for the homesickness, well, I expected that. This is a big change, and one I wasn't 100% sure of. It's also potentially temporary. My lease is two months long. If it doesn't work out, no big deal – as a friend said, if I didn't try, I'd always wonder what if.
Now that I've perked you up on your Labor Day weekend – ha – I'm done with #jenin50! Annie Oakley Tater Tot and I checked off North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana before we came out here. I stopped to take a photo of the Welcome to Montana sign at the same time that the owners of Montana, a tripod Golden Retriever, stopped to take one. I took theirs, and they took mine. It was a nice ending. I'm sure I'll have more to say about it in a published form at some point. I haven't been writing much this summer, which, again isn't unusual given how much driving and seeing and doing I've done. I have a couple of meetings next week and hope to get back into the grove of things. Here's hoping.
"Can a Group Run Electrify Your Training?" for The New York Times
What I'm Reading
There's a few, so short review time:
- A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly. My least favorite Boshe book so far – probably because it wasn't totally about him.
- Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng. I've enjoyed listening to YA books on audio for some reason. This one was pretty good. I don't know if I'd pick up the other books in the series, but it was enjoyable.
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I know a lot of people who made a big deal about this, but 155 pages in and…meh? I didn't like Gone Girl so maybe that's why. I didn't finish Gone Girl but I will this one.
- 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover Up in History by Andrew Morton. I started this and then the file I downloaded from the library was corrupted! Oh no! I am going to figure out how to finish this, whether I ask the library what to do, I buy the audiobook or I buy the paperback to finish reading it with my eyes.
- Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. I had a hold on this audiobook all summer and it finally popped up. It's encouraged me already to say yes to a group run that I wouldn't have otherwise, so success so far.
What I'm Watching
Schitt's Creek. This is very good. I wish more people would watch it so we could talk about it. I finished it today and don't have anything else lined up, though Bojack the Horseman returns on September 8. I may run through a few seasons of Arrested Development – again – in the meantime. I know it's funny, and it's familiar, which might be what I need right now.
Next week I'll probably be sharing some marathon info – my plans have changed. Not in a bad way, but stay tuned!
Jen A. Miller