yesterday, i went out for what may be my last 9 mile run for a while. i wish i could say it wasn't glorious.
but it sort of was. a crisp jaunt through chapel hill wearing my new (!) running jacket and listening to the sound opinions top 10 of 2010 -- i mean, really, it doesn't get much better in my eyes.
[aside: if you love year-end top-10 music lists as much as i do, here are just a few others to check out --> all songs considered, NPR, an unusual chart version, esoteric pitchfork picks, paste online]
for now, i am going to limit my mileage to 15 miles weekly (more details in friday's post) -- likely something like 3 runs weekly (max), topping out at a 6 mile 'long' run (hey, it's all relative, right!?). i am not convinced that this is necessary, but i do think it might help, and josh would really like me to try. 6 miles is key in that i can fit nearly an entire this american life or sound opinions into that window!
no sweating allowed
i am trying to get excited about pouring some of my excess energy into more yoga practice and other gentler pursuits. however, i don't even dare hit the mat today, because i spent 4 hours yesterday getting my hair thermally reconditioned (an every 5-6 month ritual for me since 2007). i actually took the plunge and tried a new salon this time, and really liked their approach and (so far) the outcome.
the salon is japanese-owned and specializes in japanese treatments and products. i even got to take some home:
with any sweat-producing activity strictly contraindicated until tuesday, i guess i'll just have to pour my energies into a) work and b) cleaning!
yesterday's assignment was to clean one room, and i MAY have put it off until this morning. however, tardiness aside, the kitchen now sparkles:
on the docket for today
looks like a lovely day, but obviously i am most excited for the finale. the theme is scandinavian and i got some guidance straight from sweden (thank you again, jenny).
workout: 9-10ish mile run. i have no idea what pace. i ran for about 90 minutes.
festive night: josh had to work last night, and my (sad) plan was to stay home and clean the kitchen (i know, awesome). however, my nearly-next-door neighbor caitlin rescued me from my lameness! instead of sulking, we decorated cookies . . .
and drank margaritas at blue corn café in durham.
i always enjoy dining at this homey latin american eatery. it was snowing (barely), and that meant that the place was nearly empty. we got plenty of attention . . . and delicious food, as always.
caitlin and i had a great time talking and relaxing! (thanks again, caitlin, for dragging me out of my lair :) )