Ladies & Gents:
Hello! The end is near! Not of the election but of, uh, my book tour – or at least for what's scheduled for 2016 right now. Two events are being planned for January, but I'll get to that after I've taken down the Christmas decorations.
I was a chatty one this week: On Thursday, I spoke to the Pineland Striders, and then on Friday, I spoke at Cherry Hill West High School (I cursed – they said it was OK) Then on Saturday, I ran the Grace Church 5k, which has a pancake breakfast after (yes, this is a big draw for me because: pancakes). I finished second female. I was about to couch this achievement by saying that not a lot of people ran because the weather was muck, but I won't. I still got up and got out there when a lot of people stayed in bed. So: still a win. Then on Sunday, I ran with a group and did a reading at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. So cute! We got lost! AH! So I ended up doing seven hard miles instead of an easy three. That means a running rest day today.
And one more event for 2016! (though of course that could change because I have a hard time saying no). On Thursday, I will be speaking to the Central Jersey Road Runners Club in Cranford, N.J. at 7:30pm. This is open to the public. There will be pizza. No group run! Phew. I may title my next book Sitting: A Lazy Story.
I'd say more about what it was like to this kind of tour (many many dates, all arranged and scheduled by me), but of course I'm writing about it. That story will come out next year.
If you're going to BinderCon NYC this weekend – I will be moderating a sports journalism panel on Sunday. See you there!
Let's get on with it, shall we?
Jen Talks About Her Book
"15 Things I wish I Knew When I Started Running" for Livestrong.com
What I'm Reading
I'm just about done George Howe Colt's The Big House: A Century in the Life of An American Summer Home. It's so unbelievably good. I'm mad at myself that I didn't pick it up when it first came out in 2003, but I was working and going to graduate school at the time, so maybe I'll give myself a pass.
What I'm Watching
Transparent. This show always yanks on my heart. I watched Hamilton's America, the Hamilton documentary, on PBS too. What fun! It's also a reminder that these creative things take time. I then last night I watched the first half of Spectre too. Daniel Craig proved we can have a blond Bond. How about a woman and/or non-white person next?