I'm a 36 year old librarian who loves to run, read, do yoga and hang out with my friends and family. I ran the 2008 & 2009 Boston Marathon for Team Eye & Ear to support the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Go Team Eye & Ear!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

They Need to Make a Coffee Patch

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.


Nick P. said...

Be sure to thank him for writing us the letter for our wedding.

Anali said...

I've heard that series of books is really wonderful. I hope you had a good time. The pictures on your blog are so cute! Welcome to the Boston Blogs Network and good luck on Monday! ; )

Dunley said...

Ahhh...Chasing the brown dragon. I'm about to re up.

It wouldn't surprise me if we start seeing caffeine patches. Why not? They're already caffeinating water.

Good luck at the marathon. If you see a guy on the side cheering and offering you a ginormous coffee while you're running that will be me.