1. Countdown Is On: T-minus 10 days until the Surf City Marathon!!! Special moments, these marathons. I'm a marathoner and everything (it still feels funny to say that) but that doesn't mean that I'm running a marathon every month... well, I will run a marathon in February and March but let's not get off topic here... Anyway, these are special moments in my life. How many marathons will I run when it's all said and done? 10? 20? 40? 3? You never know what will happen, so I will try to treat each marathon as a special moment. For that special moment, I am excited. For the pain I will feel during and after the marathon, I'm not but let's just ignore that for now.
2. Rain, Rain, Go Away: I haven't been checking the weather much lately. I would check it but... okay, I don't know if I'm going to get much sympathy from any of you here but I'm going to write about this anyway.... as I was saying, the winter here has been anything but. Well, I checked the weather forecast for the marathon. Last year I checked it 356,887 times a week but this year it's been considerably less. Well, the only day that's supposed to have wet weather in all of January and into February is Feb. 6, day of Surf City. Nice. I'm not worried about it necessarily but come on. We've had brilliant sunshine **ducks** and temps in the 70s and 80s **sidesteps** and for it to rain on Feb. 6 would not be fun. Okay, now you can stop throwing things at me. Well, maybe not. Here's the forecast for today:
3. Look Outside At The Raincoats Coming, Say Oh: I haven't yet made up my entire Surf City playlist quite yet but I know this song is going to be on there. The girls actually like this song, as do I of course. They've listened to it a few times... they play a game called Just Dance on the Wii and they like to dance to this song. It's called A-Punk by the group Vampire Weekend. If you haven't checked them out, I highly recommend them. They're a little different but they're pretty cool. I think that's what I like about them, that they're different. This song is also at the very beginning of the movie Step Brothers, which is a hilarious movie (it's the Catalina Wine Mixer - POW!). Anyway, this song will probably make me think of my girls. Enjoy.