I am so excited, because tonight I am going to a reading by my favorite author, Alexander McCall Smith. He's going to be reading from his newest book in the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series at the First Parish Church Meetinghouse in Cambridge. The event starts at 7, but I'll probably head right over after work because I want to get a good seat. Some people have the gift for story-telling, and Mr. McCall Smith certainly has it. It sounds silly, but I get so attached to the characters, that it's hard to believe they're not actual people.
A lot of people are asking me what I'm eating the week before the marathon, but I'm not really doing anything too differently. The important thing is to make sure I'm hydrated, so I'm trying to remember to drink water throughout the day. I start my day with a medium iced hazelnut coffee from Dunkin Donuts and usually just drink water or seltzer after that, unless I have a glass of wine or beer with dinner. Early on in my training I told myself that I'd kick the morning coffee habit with 2 weeks to go, and here we are with 4 days to go and my half empty (or half full) cup is cheerfully directing me to "try new Oven Toasted Goodness!" Booze I can do without, but kicking the AM Dunkies habit is proving harder than scoring Monster Seats during a Yankees series.