Thursday, September 20, 2018

Day 61

Today was another good day...lucky me!

I had a good but busy day at work, then I came home for a bit to see Richard and Scooter before heading out to meet my friend Elena for dinner and drinks. While I was on my way out, I ran into my runner friends Ellen and Kimberlee, who were exercising not too far from my house. I rolled down my window to yell at them, and when they recognized me, I decided to turn around and say hello to them. I had great visions of seeing my Baton Rouge runner friends much more often once I moved down here, but life is so busy that it's not as easy as expected!

Elena, her friend Alicia, and I met at Perkins Rowe, a cool, hip place that I had not visited since I moved, and we had the "Sushi and Sake" special, which was a perfect dinner. The weather cooperated enough for us to sit outside, and it was so good to catch up with an old friend and make a new one. Now that we've met up, Elena and I are scheduled to go run together on Sunday, and we are planning a marathon before the end of the year. I have found that I am a much more dependable runner when I have someone to meet and run with, so I am hoping we can keep planning running dates.

I am noticing that I am not taking as many photos this week as I have for the past few weeks, so I'm including a throwback photo of Elena and me from 2016 when she came to cheer me on at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon. It rained almost the entire race, but then we went to eat warm gumbo. We have taken lots of great pictures together, but this is one of my favorites!

Something that made today great: I'm having productive study time while listening to "Eagles Radio" on Pandora and snacking on macarons. I feel good about all of these items.

Time I woke up: 8:00. Tomorrow should be earlier than that because I have to be on campus to take a quiz at 9:00.

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