Ladies & Gents!
I am using the exclamation point in the greeting today because it's Thanksgiving week! Also I had a large coffee at Wegmans this morning while food shopping! Woo woo caffeine! (but not too much, for all you runners out there).
I was at Wegmans early this morning because, for the first time, I'm hosting the big meal, and I had a lot of little things still to buy. I wrote about the whole hosting thing for The Washington Post because, well, why not.
Last week was an exciting one that included seeing matt pond pa at The Fillmore, a new concert space in Philadelphia. It's nice, but I'd much rather have kept the Northstar Bar or the (old and dirty) Khyber. Yes, that's slightly GET OFF MY LAWN, but now that I've crossed into my mid-30s, I think I'm allowed. I also went out to hike at Wissahickon again and finally saw Devil's Pool, where I know a lot of runners take a dip (illegally) in the summer. I'm still thinking a lot about turning toward trail running instead of road racing, but I'll need to get my spring marathon out of the way first (and maybe learn how to not fall so much on the trail anymore).
Alrighty, I have stories to write and weights to lift and things to do – and then next week I go to Texas! – so off we go to the clips.
"No race is immune to scandal in the long run" for The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Marriage, divorce and gluten avoidance: How Thanksgiving evolved to suit my modern family" for The Washington Post
This wasn't my piece, but my work was mentioned in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer editorial.
What I'm Reading
Did you Ever Have a Family? by Bill Clegg. I started it last night, so no impression yet except that I wanted to read it before I go to Texas. Travel reading is fun reading for me, and I know this is a serious book.
What I'm Watching
Still on Arrow. It's good, but I'm itchy to get to Jessica Jones. Also, can I work out with Arrow? Or The Rock? Team, can we make either of those things happen?