I stayed up extra late last night.
I know, your mind immediately jumps to the conclusion that I was at some wild party, right? Sorry to disappoint you, but I was actually finishing The Marriage Plot. Oh, you mean you automatically assumed I was reading a book and/or having a cozy night in?
You know me so well. 😉
I will have a review up as soon as my book club and I discuss it. Overall, it was an interesting read. But the late bedtime did make me a bit of a crank upon waking up for my long run. Fortunately, I had an encouraging husband and a promise of food waiting for me on “the other side.”
I finished the eight miles in 1:14:41, only to find out I had actually ran an extra quarter mile. Not a huge deal, but my goal is to stick to the training plan as much as I can to avoid injury so I need to do a better job mapping out the course next time.
When I got back, Bobby had a delicious egg scramble waiting for me. It was made with red pepper, chicken sausage and spinach, then stuffed into a whole wheat tortilla. It really hit the spot and was the perfect post-run meal. It also happened to be the subject of #MarchPhotoADay: breakfast.
After cleaning my plate in approximately 9 seconds, we were off to satisfy another kind of hunger.
My sisters-in-law may think I’m crazy (I’m actually planning to see this with them and my mother-in-law over Easter weekend!) but I knew I’d be seeing this film more than once. Again, call me crazy, but when it comes to book series – Harry Potter, Twilight and now The Hunger Games – I average at least 2-3 showings in the theater. Yes, that is a lot of dollars spent in ticket purchases, but it’s one of the “experiences” in life that I think are worth splurging for.
I find that the first time around, I am way too excited about actually seeing the movie to concentrate. The whole time I’m wondering what scene will be next, how they are going to play “XYZ” out on screen, etc. This inability to fully grasp and appreciate what I’m watching makes it so that I actually wind up liking the movie even more the second – alright, or maybe even third – times around.
All I have to say is…I can’t WAIT to see this again for our girl’s outing!!!! Totally lived up to the hype.
Did you see The Hunger Games this weekend? If so, what did you think (no spoilers)?
Here are the rest of this week’s #MarchPhotoADay!
March 21: Strawberry-raspberry lemonade tea is “delicious,” especially when served in a mug that keeps it real. “Multi-tasking: screwing up several things at once.” That just about covers it.
March 22: The kitchen sink put to work – an alternative perspective.
March 24: This (stuffed) “animal” is nearly 25 years old and has only one eye missing. 😉 His name? Bear. I was a creative child, what can I say?
Hard to believe there is just one week left in yet another monthly photo challenge. Are we really almost done with the first quarter of the year? Am I really only a month away from a quarter of a century? Do I need to embrace the impending crisis? Slow down, time!
Apparently I need to take a deep breath. And find something else to eat. I’m hungry again.
How did you spend your first weekend of spring?