Philip Brewer's Writing Progress


Sunday, 25 January 2004

Yesterday was busy.

I got up early and ran with the Saturday morning runners. That was pretty good, once I quit trying to keep up with everyone else. I ran 4.25 miles and arrived last, but the other folks were still in line getting their coffee and bagels, so I was not so far behind. That's the farthest I've run in some weeks, so I was glad to get that run in.

After running and eating a cinnamon bagel (not really at all bagel-like, more like cinnamon toast with funny-shaped bread) I went home and showered and then went right to the office and worked several hours. I usually don't work on the weekend, but this project seems to need the effort.

I couldn't work very late, though, because Barbara had bought us tickets to a show. We went to see "Ain't Misbehavin'" at the Virginia Theater, a wonderful old theater from the days before multiplexes. The show, a local production, was also wonderful. I enjoy the music of Fats Waller, so this was fun.

With exercise, work, a show, and dinner, yesterday was a pretty full day.

Today not so much. I did drag Jackie to the Fitness Center. (She had been prepared to use the terrible weather as an excuse to skip the workout, but the freezing rain wasn't going to start until mid-day, so I said we should go lift before it got bad. And that's what we did.) Aside from that, though, I mostly frittered the day away. Played some StarCraft with Steven. Read some of the New Yorker. Frank Gannon's piece "Aristotle on Relationships" is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. Too funny to just give it to Jackie to read--I had to read it to her out loud.

I got out some old clothes that haven't fit for a while, and found that my old moleskin pants fit again. (I like moleskin.) I tried on a few of the old sweaters that my mom knit for me when I was in high school. Most of them are still too tight, but one (that I remember was kind of baggy) now fits perfectly.

Today's run was 1.6 miles on the treadmill. That was a good distance after yesterday's longish run.


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