Happy Friday, everyone! Hope your week was a good one. Mine was better than last week when I was so hormonal and crabby and sleep-deprived and frustrated with everything, I would have crawled out of my own skin if I could have. Instead, I settled for some Friday night beers and a good run Saturday morning and some weekend take-out meals, which helped turn things around.
Speaking of running, I signed up for my first ever race — a 5-mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. I have been jogging on and off (a few years on, a few years off) since I was a teenager, but have never run in a race and really had no interest to until I watched Jackson watch 15 minutes of the NYC marathon a couple weeks ago and it suddenly occurred to me that running in a race could be one way of including my family in an activity that, until now, has always been very solo for me. I like that it’s solo — it’s my time to clear my head and all that — but I also like the idea of Jackson and Drew spending a half hour cheering me on as I cross the finish line and giving Jackson a fuller picture of this whole, “Mama exercising!” thing, if for no other reason than to model for him a healthy lifestyle… or at least a lifestyle that has a little more balance than just mama drinking beer on Friday night.
Anyhoo. Oh, the picture above is of Jackson sticking leaves into someone’s mailbox down the street from us, which I think is maybe illegal? But I thought it was cute so I let him do it long enough to get a couple of photos. Don’t report us.
Other than all that, I am looking forward to going to yoga later and then eating pizza and ice cream for dinner and maybe watching “Frances Ha” on Netflix if I don’t fall asleep before 8 PM. WHAT’S UP FRIDAY!
What’s new with you?