Today is my SDO and I am one happy individual
!! Spent the morning being kind of lazy, but I did order flowers for my sister who had back surgery this morning. I figured she'd be too out of it to be cheered by them today, so I scheduled delivery for tomorrow. Now I'm getting steady text messages from her, so
well, it's great she's doing so well. (It was a spinal surgery called a PLIF if you're interested.)
It's another cool and dreary day here, so we decided to go to see "The Post." That is an excellent film. I'm so glad we saw it.
Tomorrow I have a 20 mile run scheduled - yikes. First one of the season. We plan on spending the weekend binge-watching the Olympics, then Monday we start a long week: first visiting friends from Maryland who are spending the month near Corpus Christi. Then we go to see DS and DIL in the Austin area and start packing and prepping their house to show
It kills me to help them get ready to leave us.
DS flies to Portland to start house-hunting a week from Sunday. DIL had already entered the Austin Half for that day because she'll only be 21 weeks along, right? :shocker!: She's "running" with one of her preggo girlfriends, but I think we'll stay to make she finishes and gets herself home safely, then head back to the Valley. I'm trying not be THAT MIL, but hey, I can't help it
Speaking of the Olympics, here's my six degrees of separation story. My former boss, German Madrazo, is one of the four, count 'em FOUR members of the 2018 Mexican Olympic team. Since he's the only one who was actually born in Mexico, he'll be the flag-bearer
He will be competing as a cross-country skier, a sport he started learning last fall when he was 42 years old
. It isn't quite as insane as you would think: he's a 15-time Ironman finisher, so he's always been in good physical shape, but last year he got it in his head to make the Olympics, so he's been all over the world training and competing to earn whatever points are required to compete. He and his wife own the running shop where I used to work. It's cool he made the team and gets to march in the opening ceremonies, but I also give a ton of credit to his wife who has been running the store and taking care of their triplets (with the help of a nanny of course) for most of the year. The guy's got an annoyingly big ego, but I still have to concede that carrying his country's flag into the Olympic stadium has got to be one of the coolest moments of his entire life, and I'm equally glad that Luci gets to witness it. She's definitely earned it too, and I'm very happy for them.
My birthday coincides with the NYCM - I ran (badly) for my 50th