Slow and Steady

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Turn Around: Attitude-Some is Better than None

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
~Winston Churchill

Wednesday HUMP day sounds funny, but like an out and back run it marks the turn around to the work week.  This week is an extra special week, it is my last day at the office since tomorrow and Friday I am offsite for some kick a$$ training and I am still back on track. Attitude does make a huge difference, I just have to keep telling myself some is better than none this week. I swam Monday, ran Tuesday, swam this morning and have a running date tomorrow AM before I leave for my training. Yes, I am living the dream this week. I got some fantastic news today, but I am going to save it for a later post.

Last night was quite the amazing night. I got off from work, got a massage, gassed up my car AND got a car wash, went to a small sandwich shop before book club's movie night (yes you read that right). While at the sandwich shop, which incidentally serves micro brew, for some blissful me time. Tangerine Wheat Beer and Bossy Pants by Tina Fey on the kindle. Ok, so it was only 20 minutes, but hey, it was MY 20 minutes. Did I mention I got a BBQ chicken sandwich to sneak into the theater? Yeah, I am that guy, sorry folks, it was dinner time and I was hungry.
I got home from the movie and my husband asked if it was a good movie. I instantly and enthusiastically said yes followed by but... Isn't weird the way we answer before thinking? Robert Pattinson was excellent. Perfectly cast in his role, it was a very well executed part. I read the book and he really captured this character. Let me preface this by saying I really enjoy Reese Whitherspoon movies. When I heard they had cast her as Marlena, I couldn't see it. Maybe it was this prejudice that made it hard for me to connect with her in the film. She was just never Marlena to me. There were some moments, but she didn't do it for me, she just kept being Reese Whitherspoon. Cinematography was great. Animals, circus set up and costumes were amazing. The movie did not butcher the book's story line and I loved that too.

Why I Kick A$$: I swam again today, yup 1500 yards, lots of drills and I loved every second.
Thankful Three
  1. For book club
  2. For my sister, it's her birthday today
  3. For Tina Fey


Christi said...

What a great way to spend the night! Have a great time in training!

Megan said...

Water for Elephants is next on my books to read list. I have heard great things. I just gotta finish Game of Thrones first! (Which is awesome, BTW)