Sunday, September 28, 2008

Running and Revisions

That's what I'm up to, in a nutshell! I will have a revised manuscript to my agent by Tuesday, I think...and the Portland Marathon is Sunday. Yikes! Somebody deserves a big, icy margarita in about a week!

I'm also working full time this month and next to help a colleague out. I just LOVE having a full plate!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

This Weekend

This weekend is all about revising and running. Running and revising. I'll probably throw a little house cleaning in the schedule just to mix things up. It's rainy this weekend, which I LOVE. Makes me want to curl up with my laptop in a coffee shop or on my couch and get some serious work done on the book (I'll have something soon Colleen, I promise!)

The real question is, do I succumb to my junk food cravings? Will it help the creative process, or am I just looking for excuses? Hmmm...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Queuing Up at Costco

So, I'm standing in the return merchandise line at Costco. It's a long line, but moving pretty good. Why is it that some people (aka the guy behind me) think that they need to line up RIGHT behind you? As in, FORGET PERSONAL SPACE, I'M GONNA LITERALLY BREATHE DOWN YOUR NECK because if I do, the line will MOVE QUICKER. So I have this to say to the guy behind me and everyone else who has ever decided to line up within inches of the person in front of them. Back the F*%@ up dude. I promise, the line will move just as fast. Furthermore, if you don't, I'm gonna leave EXTRA space between me and the person in front of me, just to drive you nuts. In fact, I may even let the little old lady with the box of foil (why do you return Reynold's Wrap, anyway? Was it the wrong size?) cut in front of me because it looks like her feet hurt and I'd hate for her to have to wait at the end of the line. WTF?

Indian Summer!

I haven't been very good at blogging lately. I am working more hours this month and next...and am in the final weeks of marathon training. Oh, and I've now got concrete revisions for my book, which I will complete in the next couple of weeks...whew!

It's mid September and we are expecting 80 degree temps. I am SO SO thrilled!

I ran 20 miles on Friday, my longest run yet. Now I taper until the marathon on Oct. 5. Hopefully all my aches, pains and injuries will heal in this time.

More later!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I Love Fall!

Okay, it's not officially fall yet, but I want to be on record as saying that it is my FAVORITE SEASON! How could it not be? Fall means:
  • Beautiful fall colors
  • Long drives through the mountains to see the fall colors
  • Buying fresh apples from an orchard in Eastern Washington
  • Sunny days, cool nights
  • New TV season
  • Pumpkins
  • Pumpkin spice lattes
  • Pumpkin soup
  • Pumpkin picking (are you sensing a theme here?)
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Those little creamy pumpkin candies
  • The first frost
  • Looking forward to the holidays
  • Anticipating the first snow and ski season
  • An excuse to buy new clothes and boots
  • My son's first Thanksgiving preschool play
  • Running just for fun when my Oct. 5 marathon is OVER
  • Running in the rain (yes, I love to do this)
  • Electing a new president
  • Returning to agility trials with Max
  • Finishing my second book

Yeah, I could go on and on...but you get the picture.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

One Month Until Marathon Time!

I can't believe I am running a full marathon in a month. The Portland Marathon is Oct. 5. I am actually looking forward to it in an excited, stomach turning, nauseous kind of way. Last Saturdady I ran my longest EVAH. 18 miles to be exact. It was a total rush. But I just have one thing to say: Thank God for massage therapists. I'd be a cramped up, crippled ball of misery without them.

I'm also super excited that fall TV is starting up. Not that I have alot of time on my hands, but still...