Happy day after a holiday weekend! Did you have a good one! I did…a bunch of nothing, but that's because I'm gearing up for another holiday tomorrow, June 1: Global Running Day.
For it: I'll be doing three things.
1. The New York Times will be publishing a long running guide that morning on its Well page. I've been working on this one for some time, and I'm excited it'll finally be out! Stay tuned for it here.
2. Then, if you haven't already, go "like" the Well section's Facebook page. Around 3pm, I will be answering your questions about marathon training live while running. This could be good. This could be a disaster. But don't you want to watch either way? You can ask questions through the Facebook page (and if you think you're going to get away with something smarmy, please note that a moderator will be picking which questions to throw at me).
3. Then that night, I am having my New York City book event as part of JackRabbit's Global Running Day festivities. There's running (a couple of different starting points!) and Shake Shack and books and fun. It's free but you must RSVP. Do so here. If you're in town and can't make the event, I will be hanging in JackRabbit's Time Warner Center store from whenever I'm done with the NYT video until our group run starts. If you just want a book or hear my talk, meet us down in Battery Park.
I get a brief rest ,then I pick up and go to the last three events on my spring schedule. You ready? Take a deep breath. Here we go:
1. On the evening June 4, I will be the guest of honor at a literary salon hosted by a former editor of mine. Since it's at his house in Lebanon Township, N.J., I won't share more details here, but if you'd like to go, reply to this email.
2. On June 8, I will be doing a group run then chat at Universal Sole Running Store in Chicago, with the group run starting at 6:30pm (and book chat starting about an hour or so later). The Facebook invite is here. I'm in Chicago for this signing and the Running & Fitness Event for Women (Thursday only). Going to be there? Get at me.
3. On June 12, I will be doing a run then brunch (runch?) with the Brooklyn Running Co. The run starts at 10am (I'm also running the NYRR Mini 10k the day before – should be fun!)
And that's it until October. I've applied to be part of two Florida book festivals, and I haven't ruled out doing more events in far flung places, but I need a bit of a break and time to regroup, see how much of the book tour budget is left, chose where I want to go this summer, and then maybe plan an event or two around those travels. So stay tuned!
What I'm Reading
Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank. I got this from my local Little Free Library, and went back and forth about whether to continue because the book didn't start well. I'm glad I stuck with it. After about a third of the way through, the book picked up steam and kept me reading. Also, there's a small plotline of freelance writing, and since most of the book is set in 1999, the technology is something. Then I realized that I sold my first freelance piece three years later and felt…old.
What I'm Watching
Over the holiday weekend, I watched Doctor Thorne, an Amazon Prime miniseries brought to us by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame. It's only four episodes long, and very much about English society in Victorian times: perfect for a three day weekend where one day was doused with rain.