Thanks so much for all of your water-drinking tips yesterday. After all of that, though, I only managed to sip down 22 ounces all day.
I promise to do better.
Tonight, I had it in my head I was going running. I couldn’t wait to get out of my jeans and into my tights. I even prepared myself mentally to run with the BOB in the dark, but things kept happening to make it harder and harder to get out of the door. I was still in my day clothes at 5:21. Finally, I just stopped rushing around and said, “Forget it,” out loud to the walls in my master bedroom.
Besides, in my heart, I really wanted to spend some time with T Junior since I hadn’t seen him since last night. So we watched a little Sesame Street together, sang songs, he tickled/pinched me and then he even helped me empty the dishwasher.
I think I will try running during my lunch hour again. First of all, I’m a little faster than I used to be. Not fast, but faster. I think I may be able to get 3 miles in and still have time left over to change my clothes and shovel some fuel in my mouth. Last time I checked, three is more than zero. Second, I ordered a new rain jacket from REI and I want to get my money’s worth. Third, I know someone who works close by that is willing to run with me every now and again!
Instead of running, I did strength training and watched Top Model. Now, bed.
Oh, but first, a writing update: Okay, so I was feeling really down about my fiction abilities yesterday, but then I left last night’s SCBWI meeting feeling better, inspired even. Celebrating a friend’s newly published children’s book helped, and hearing her words of encouragement did, too. Plus, author Terri Farley, had some amazing tips to share. At lunch today, using a couple of her story planning ideas, I whipped up an improved synopsis of the book I was trying to write for NaNoWriMo. I don’t know if I can catch up and make the 50,000-word goal by Nov. 30, but I’m not giving up yet.