I loathed singing this when I was at the university, but these days Bernstein’s Make Our Garden Grow from Candide means a bit more to me.
You’ve been a fool
And so have I
But let’s be man and wife.
And let us try
Before we die
To make some sense of life.
We’re neither pure
Nor wise nor good,
We’ll do the best we know.
We’ll build our house
And chop our wood
And make our garden grow.
1) Adjudicated a festival today, and heard some really beautiful singing.
2) The Man and I went out to a wine bar last night to see a friend of mine play. He had beer, I had champagne, we shared a Spanish cheese plate, and got to have some nice conversation in a new place.
3) Ice cream sandwiches!
4) When the drunk frat assholes woke me up last night at 3:00a with their hooliganry, the Man came in and petted my back till I went back to sleep.
5) A quiet day in – tomorrow the Easter madness begins.
By the time I was ready to sign up, the HB Ocean Run was closed! So instead I’ll be doing the OC Half Marathon on May 4, which is nearly three weeks sooner than I had originally planned. Gulp.
I have been slacking quite a bit lately, but now is the time to pick it all up again! I’m on spring break right now, with all the glorious sleeping that such a thing implies – running on 9 hours’ sleep is an awesome feeling. And when I go back next week, my work schedule will have slowed down significantly, so I can continue training multiple times per week.
Also going to make an effort toward healthier eating – I can feel it when I run now, and I don’t like it :( The Man and I are in agreement on this.
I’ve downloaded my app for marathon training. I’ve also ordered my GPS watch from Amazon, since the app I currently use doesn’t show me my distance until after my run (which is most unhelpful).
I’m feeling a bit like I may have bitten off more than I can chew. I have run a half-marathon distance once before, but that was over a month ago when I was in far better shape. Guess that’s incentive to start kicking my own ass again.