I went into
recently (You've all been to Parnassus, right? If not, go there immediately.) & realized there's a million books I want to read, but alas I need to finish
first. So on Friday night, I sat down with that book, determined to finish it. And I did!
, no one seems to like this book. But I liked it. In full disclosure, I wanted to like it. I tend to like the books Ann Patchett recommends; I also love J.K. Rowling. I think Rowling is a great storyteller & develops characters like no other author I've read. I wouldn't go so far as to say I loved it, or that it made me cry, but I liked it & I'm glad I read it. It's a long, winding story with a town full of characters, none of them the protagonist & not a lot happens until the last few pages. It's a beautiful, well written book that I will probably never read again.
Nashville's Tom King Half Marathon was on Saturday. As you may recall, this race was my first half marathon. When
, I was really struggling at the end & the
water stop at Mile 12 reignited me & got me through that last mile. So this year, I spent the first 3 hours of my Saturday returning the favor.
Also, my long distance training partners Jessica & Melanie were running it & I wanted to cheer them on. Obviously, they went totally HAM & killed it. Obviously.
I needed another lululemon tank, so I popped in to grab another one. I'm always a Size 12 in their tops & don't even try them on anymore, but I took a couple into the dressing room to see which color I liked best. Turns out, I'm a size smaller! Hello, Size 10! Thanks, Hell Class!
I think I failed to mention this earlier, but we had dinner Friday night at Korea House with our pals, Keith & Nicole (not Urban). On Saturday, I took a late yoga class, so John & I just grabbed a pizza at
. This was John's first Desano experience & he loved it as much as I do. It's so good!
As much as I'd like to have my Sundays back, I am still in training because I apparently thought it was a good idea to run 2 half marathons back to back. My next one, Oak Barrel, is 3 weeks away. Yesterday my NOLA (nay, Oak Barrel) training group met to run 8 hilly miles. We met at 11th & Holly to run the infamous, 6 mile, so hard you want to die
, plus an extra 2 miles. Lawd.
Afterwards, Lana invited us over for brunch. She really outdid herself. She made baked cheese grits, fruit salad, coffee cake, coffee cake muffins & apricot, almond scones. It was soooo good!
We were celebrating birthdays & completed races, but really, we just like brunch. We even had a special guest, a special
guest. Jessica brought her son, Ben, who was pretty into a room full of ladies he could climb up on & poke in the face. Thanks for hosting, Lana!