Hello, faithful readers. I’m still here, hanging on the edge of the blogosphere. Promise. I’ve had a lot of stuff thrown at me lately (all good stuff, but still stuff) and it’s throwing me off of my regular blogging schedule.
I did want to check in and update y’all a bit with what I’ve been up to or seen over the last week or so.
We went to Leavenworth, the little Bavarian
tourist trap town of Washington!
We did every kitschy things tourists visiting a town like Leavenworth should do. We went swimming, talked to goats, rode horses, played mini-golf, and took Old West photos (and no, I didn’t dress up like a saloon girl).
It was so fun I could barely stand it!
Hmmm… what else to discuss. I’ve managed to run twice since my last sad, woe-is-me advice post, “5 Ways to Stay Sane when You Can’t Run,” and I’m pretty happy about that. I ran 1.6 miles in Leavenworth and 2.2 miles on National Running Day.
Unfortunately, when I ran on NRD, I started to feel a little tightness on the outside of my knee as I started approaching that second mile. A classic IT Band syndrome symptom.
I wasn’t really happy about that development.
Speaking of National Running Day, I thought it was very cool that a Tacoma race, the Sound to Narrows 12K, commissioned 43 glass orbs from a local artists group and hid them along running paths the night before NRD for runners to discover. Not only is that a great way to promote the race, which will have its 43rd running on June 13, but it’s a generous gift to runners in our community. Yay, Sound to Narrows!
I need to get out there to run again so I can find one of those orbs!
In other news, I have a new Twitter follower and I’m a just little bit excited about it:
Tony Little! Of the Gazelle! I remember watching his infomercials in the mid-90s and being weirdly mesmerized by them. He must have known that about me and that’s why he decided to follow me on Twitter, right?
Right now I’m reading Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann, a renowned photographer who grew up and still lives in the small Virginia town where I used to live. I’m enraptured by this book. Not only is Mann an accomplished photographer, she is an extremely gifted writer. Mann is Southern Gothic through and through; some of the situations in the book would be right at home inside of a Flannery O’Connor story.
Finally, I just received my new swimsuit, the Rizzo Tankini by Oiselle.
I couldn’t wait to go home and try it on, so I tried it on at work. And I LOVE it. I can’t remember the last time I wore a swimsuit that made me feel as pretty and strong as I feel in that suit. The color is gorgeous and the cut is very flattering (my broad shoulders love a good halter top). It’s feminine and fierce–just like its namesake from Grease.
We’re going to have some great swimming pool weather this weekend, and I can’t wait to try it out!
What’s new with you? Do you like horseback riding? Who is your most random Twitter follower? Which “Grease” character would you be?