1. Today is Harrison's 7 month birthday! Ok I haven't been waiting and waiting for that, but it's still exciting.
2. This year's standardized testing will finally be over.
3. Spring break begins! Only 25 more days. But who's counting?
4. The Host comes out! I only know one other person (my work BFF, Kristin) who is excited about this or even knows what it is, but that's enough for me. The Host is another book by the same author who wrote the Twilight series. Obviously Twilight is on it's own level and this can't be compared to it, but I listened to it on audiobook in the car and it was pretty good. So I've really been looking forward to the movie, especially since all my other young adult dystopian novel events (Catching Fire coming out, the third Divergent book, the Divergent movie, etc) are much too far in the future right now.
|This one is about aliens, not vampires.|
I'm about to make a really bold statement, and I've given it a lot of thought to make sure I truly stand behind it.
I'm looking forward to GOT season 3 just a tiny bit less than I was looking forward to the Hunger Games movie at this time last year. If HG was a 10 on the anticipating scale, GOT3 is like a 9.8.
The downside is that we caught on to Game of Thrones late in the game, so for seasons 1 and 2 we watched the whole thing back to back over just a few days. Now we'll actually have to wait a week in between episodes, which sounds horrible.
6. It's marathon time.
Just one week left until the Lower Potomac Marathon and the nerves are finally starting to creep in. I've only ran 25 miles this week (5 are on the schedule for later today). Another way to put that would be that I've run fewer miles over the course of this entire week than I will be running all at once and it was still hard.
Monday: 5 miles
Wednesday: I ran 6 miles. It was supposed to be 7 but that damn snooze button got me. It was also supposed to be 2 at 10k race pace (7:50) but that was another fail, those two ended up being 8:15 and 7:55.
Friday: supposed to be a 5 mile morning run, ended up being a 4 mile evening run at 8:35 on OUR NEW TREADMILL (more on that once we get it totally situated).
Saturday: 10 mile run at the pathetic pace of 9:50, pathetic because it actually felt hard.
So as you can see, the theme of this week is run less and run slower than I'm supposed to. I'm not trying to make excuses, but honestly I felt that stress and grief hit me hard and it wasn't my best 7 days all around. But my new motto is "WWGD" (what would Gram do?) and she'd turn it around and focus on the positive.
Yikes, that was cheesy, but I'm allowed to have my moments in between all the sarcasm.
What are you excited for this month? And if it's Game of Thrones or The Host I will be emailing you to talk about it.