Saturday, September 22, 2018

Day 59

Today is the kind of day I envision myself having when I am, as the kids say, “living my best life.”

I woke up early (for me) and met my librarian and her friend for a 3-mile run, then I came home and showered, played on my phone, and did a little homework before straightening up our house a little bit. We had tickets to the LSU vs. Louisiana Tech game, and Richard’s dad and a family friend came down to join us. We had great seats, great parking (thanks to a generous friend), and—after we made a pit stop at the LSU bookstore—great polos. I would’ve bought one too, but I wasn’t wearing any pants, and despite LSU being a “Big-time U” as described in Beer and Circus, I think it is frowned upon to show up to a game in a polo shirt and no pants. 

I yelled plenty of generic football phrases, drank from a commemorative stadium cup, and ate a “swamp sausage” for dinner. My favorite football phrase is, “There’s still a lot of game left to play,” because it’s true even if there is less than a minute left. (Flashback to last week’s LSU game...) “That’s how the game is played” is another one I like.

Every day won’t involve going to an LSU game, but I can dedicate that time to going to work and studying, and I’ll cook dinner sometimes. If I can keep up with running most days of the week and cleaning up a little each day, that will be fantastic. The fact that I had time to wear a little makeup today was icing on the cake. Maybe I’m getting the hang of this new routine after all. Hope springs eternal. 

Something that made today great: I ran my 3 miles faster than usual (my friends pushed me!) and didn’t stop to walk. I’m still a dedicated run/walker, but it’s fun to just run sometimes.
Time I woke up: 7:16 am! I think that’s the earliest I’ve been up on a weekend in a while. 

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