Ladies & Gents:
I had an astounding day in New York City on Sunday. I went up to run the Fifth Avenue Mile, a race I’ve trained for all summer. I expected to run about seven minutes – just under seven if all things went according to plan. I ran a 6:32, a complete shock. Then I met Meb, watched the pro race, and stopped at a Joe Fresh (Joe Fresh!) store on my walk back to Penn Station. It was quite a day. I’ll be writing about it for this week’s Philadelphia Inquirer column. If you don’t get the paper, look for the link in next week’s newsletter.
Bonus if you know where the headline for this newsletter came from.
You just heard from me on Wednesday, so I’ll stuff it and get to the clips.
“It’s a shoo-in, finding the race that fits” for The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Getting Packaging Costs Down to Size” for Inbound Logistics
“Warehouse Performance: It’s a Whole New Game” for Inbound Logistics
What I’m Reading
I finished The Martian by Andy Weir. Thanks Katie Sweeney for the recommendation. I can’t wait to see the movie (but don’t watch any previews if you’re planning on reading the book). I’m now onto The Dive from Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer. I picked this up from the give a book/take a book library at a friends’ shore rental (and yes I left a book). It’s a beautiful but sad novel. She manages to write about early 20-somethings as if they are fully formed human beings, which I haven’t found often in modern literature.
What I’m Watching
W1A, which is a spoof about life at the BBC. It’s funny, but very British. My semester at Oxford University wasn’t enough time there for me to get all the jokes – but that’s okay. It’s a funny workplace comedy starring Lord Grantham.