The day of the Wine & Dine half marathon has finally arrived so I am sure I’ll need LOTS of coffee to stay awake and run an overnight race. Actually, I suspect the nerves and excitement about the race will carry me through tonight just fine. TOMORROW – that’s when I’ll need an espresso IV drip. 🙂
One nice thing about flying out to Florida for the race this weekend was the chance to catch up on some reading while I was on the plane (yay for a 4 year old who will peacefully watch a movie while we fly!). I have two books reviews coming up this month, which are interesting to me in their sort of opposite approaches to being an overweight woman. I first read It Was Me All Along, which is the selection for Wendy’s Taking the Long Way Home Book Club in November. In this book, the author is a formerly overweight child, who lost weight as an adult and then struggled to deal with learning to love herself in the aftermath of all of that. As a recovering binge-eater, a lot of this book hit uncomfortably close to home. The second was Fat Girl Walking, written by a woman who is taking the approach of loving herself first as she is. It has been interesting to think about them both so closely together. I’ll have reviews for both of them up later this month.
I’d definitely ask your opinion on the whole Thanksgiving shopping insanity that’s going to happen later this month. While my family has always been very into Black Friday from a people watching, kick off the holiday season perspective, I hate the idea of shopping on Thursday (in a store anyway – totally okay with online!). I want Thanksgiving to get its own attention – it’s too rare that we stop and say thanks – and I hate the idea of people having to work on Thanksgiving. I was intrigued to see that not only are some places refusing to open Thursday, but that several health and fitness-related businesses are trying to encourage people to get out and move that day. Great idea!
I’d mostly like to let you talk and distract me today, won’t you please? 🙂 I apologize in advance if it comes up in conversation that I have already been wrapping Christmas gifts with Oliver:
We typically take a lot of our Christmas gifts down with us at Thanksgiving so we don’t have to mail as much and fight the post office. I usually don’t wrap this early, but I bought wrapping paper as part of a school fundraiser for my babysitter’s son and when she delivered it, I decided to take advantage of the moment to get some wrapping started.
Distract me from my night race nerves today! What would you chat about over coffee today?
Wish me luck tonight!