Three-Day Weekend Adventures—And We’re Finally Race Ready!

Sometimes you have a Sunday that comes so seamlessly together that it is just lovely and relaxing and totally unexpected. And then someone sneezes next to you WITHOUT COVERING THEIR NOSE and you want to yell at them about manners.

But, anyway, this past three-day weekend was pleasant and perfect. My running partner and I started it off with our final long training run before the marathon (three weeks!). And it went so well. All of our training kind of came together and by the end of 22 miles, we just knew we’re ready for the race! I can’t wait, guys!

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Usually after a long run, I’m dead to the world for like two days, but I woke up Sunday morning feeling happy and excited for a day I hadn’t planned yet. And let’s not kid ourselves, I was also sore, but I could walk. I hit the bookstore for a my Sunday morning book pick. I’ve been trying to read more and watch TV less, and it’s going well. So I picked four books and settled into a nice sunny spot on the Barnes & Noble balcony at The Grove. I read through a few chapters, enjoying some hot chocolate, and a guy came to sit next to me and started sniffling. Like every 10 seconds. Like, I almost got up to get him a tissue (wouldn’t be the first time I’ve done this. I may have an issue), when he started sneezing WITHOUT covering his nose or mouth.


Now, I’m pretty, um, let’s call it “careful” about germs. So needless to say, this is making me silently freak out. But add in the fact that the marathon is three weeks away (and I had already spent four weeks of our training being sick with a never-ending cold and then bronchitis) and I was just not having it. I politely walked away, but ho-ly goodness—why do people do this!

Anyway, not to let it ruin the weekend. I worked on some craft projects (more on that in a future post) and then went wine tasting with friends. Also got some sweet flowers and chocolate from my hubby. So relaxing and chilled out. Ready for another three day weekend!

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Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders (this book, for instance)




Just stop, Brandi. Put down the wine. And the computer, because you don’t need to be writing anymore.

I thought Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders by Brandi Glanville would be a good one for hate reads, and it almost was — it just wasn’t enough of a guilty pleasure to be enjoyable. It was more like a guilty hangover. It gives you a bad headache and won’t end.

I’d advise against this. You’ll get some funny bits about LeAnn Rimes, and that’s about it.

Bitch Rating: .5 out of 4 bitches — sad face emoticon for all the texting bitches out there

Title: Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders

Author: Brandi Glanville (Should I put her name in quotes? I think Leslie Bruce is billed as the co-author.) 

Publisher: Gallery Books

Length: 256 pages (hardcover)