Summer colds are so insulting. At least in winter, everyone else is sick. But summer? You're the only one dragging yourself to CVS for tissues and generic DayQuil/NyQuil combo packs. At least it poured here on Saturday so I didn't look out the window at a blazing sun and see everyone else having fun.
So this newsletter will be short (and sorry no picture unless you want one of a bunch of crumpled tissues). I'm almost back to normal, but still groggy and tired and with a sore nose. Most of my work time has been occupied by corporate work, so not too many stories to share this week.
"Moving Philly 10k an infallible decision" for The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Why it's harder to run in the heat and how we can acclimate" for Philly.com
What I'm Reading:
I wrapped up Racing the Rain by John L. Parker while laid out on my couch, which was a bad idea because I wanted to jump up and do a hard track workout. I'm now reading Kermit Roosevelt's Allegiance, a literary thriller where the main character is a Supreme Court clerk during WW II. Roosevelt (and yes he's one of those Roosevelts, from the Teddy branch) is the first author I ever profiled at length back when his first novel came out in 2006. Allegiance will publish on July 28.
What I'm Watching:
I finished the third season of Orange is the New Black. It took me three episodes to get back into it, and then I was hooked. While sick, I burned through Catastrophe, which is an Amazon original. It's hysterical and had me laughing even when I felt like crap. It's short too – only six half hour episodes. Now I'm onto Grace and Frankie on Netflix. It's okay. Not knock your socks off, but entertaining. While sick, I also watched the documentary Love the Beast, which made me feel a little less weird for loving my car so much. Great flick.