At the beginning of July, when the calendar plainly said summmer but the weather indicated otherwise, I decided we needed to up our entertaining game. I announced that we would have real, live, lots-of-cooking-and-cleaning-beforehand get-togethers at least once a month, and for at least a year.
We have lovely friends, and it's a treat to celebrate them with a little root beer and croquet. Besides, getting ready to welcome special people into our home is an infinitely better use of time than sitting on my behind for half the day, trolling around Facebook.
We managed two soirees in July - one was a breakfast bash; such a fun change of pace and something we will repeat! - and just last night, we spent the evening with six of the dearest people. It's such a privilege to have friends that we can laugh and be silly with, and who also share beliefs that make true fellowship possible.
Now, a Road to the Run update:
Run #3, just this morning -
Distance: 2 miles
Time: 19 minutes 3 seconds
Best encouragement as I was huffing around the track: Jan Michael, who was loping ahead of me. Jan Michael, who told me what a good job I did when I ran in 2 minutes after he finished. Jan Michael, whose pace I aspire to catch. Someday!
Song of the run: 1, 2, 3, 4 - Fiest; nevermind that it came on while I was in the middle of my cool down. It made me want to skip around the track, but I exercised self control and snapped my fingers instead :)
Likelihood that I will eat a cupcake this afternoon and reverse any caloric burn I accomplished earlier: Very, very high
"Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself." John Bingham
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