If we were having coffee today, I would probably be yawning uncontrollably and would have to apologize for my lack of “sparkling company”. Three nights of insomnia is starting to take its toll, and if that was not bad enough, I was up at 4 am this morning to go to a race with a 7:30 am start. I wonder what normal people do on Sunday mornings?
I would tell you that Gilles – bless his heart – came with me for moral support, and we both got thoroughly soaked in the downpour. I don’t think I’ve ever run in rain quite that heavy before now. It wasn’t the “personal best” I was aiming for in this run, but given the amount of sleep I didn’t have, it was a wonder I could run at all.
I came home happy that I was 4 minutes faster than my last two 10k races. Four minutes might not sound like much to you, but it is a welcome reversal of a slowing trend I’ve been seeing for the past few years.
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you about the disposable camera I found in the hallway closet upstairs. I couldn’t guess how old it was … except that it had film. I finally took it in for processing. The days of 1 hour film processing is gone … it took 3 weeks, and I finally got the results back this week.
The pictures go back to 2005, when my mom was still alive and living alone in the house our family had for 3 generations. It was a trip I made with my older sister to help my mom decorate for Christmas. The pictures are dark and grainy …. but they created a flood of memories – of the mom I still miss, and the house that no longer stands.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about this insane amount of kale I bought at a farmer’s market. I was wondering what on earth I was going to do with so much kale when I tripped across a recipe for Kale and Walnut Pesto. I have made a lot of variations of pesto over the years, but this one was – by far – THE BEST pesto I’ve ever had. We’re going to be eating a lot of kale for a while.
At this point, we would probably start talking about food and it would prompt us to have some cake while you talked about your week.