today was nice, and would have been nicer if i’d been able to sleep late. instead, i had the pleasure of getting up at 8:15 and going to the dentist, where my mouth was repeatedly poked by some freakish hygenist who i didn’t like very much. lovely. anyway, the upside of it was that i was home by 10:30, and had the whole day left to hang out.
so i hung out. katie fixed me a yummy cheese quesadilla for lunch, and i read the sports page from cover to cover. i read the comics for the first time in months. la la la.
after lunch, mom and katie and i went to walmart to stock up for the trip to mexico. came home, unpacked the stuff. katie and i headed over to the rec wing and worked out, which felt really good after my having gone a month without running. (bad sarah, bad!) i rode the bike for a 24 minute hill cycle, did the weight machines for triceps and hamstrings, did the ab machine, then ran for 15 minutes at 5.5 mph and 5 minutes at 6 mph. i would have run longer, except the rec wing puts a 20 minute time limit on the treadmill. i felt pretty good; i’d been worried that i wouldn’t be able to run at all after being such a slacker for the past month. but i did well, and i’ll run again tomorrow, and the week after mexico. to motivate myself, i have signed up for the lunar rendezvous 5k in houston on july 20. my first race as a houstonian! we’ll see how i handle the heat.
p.s. almost forgot one of the highlights of my slow quiet day. my old high school friend ginger read this diary yesterday, found out i’m home, and called me tonight. she’s leaving charlotte in a big way on monday–moving to los angeles–and tomorrow night she’s having a get-together with some friends and she called to invite me. cool. we recently reconnected with a couple emails after not talking for ages, so it will be nice to see her.