Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Had a nice, full weekend. On Saturday I got up early to run the Corporate Challenge 5K and 10K. I ran both in at a decent pace (25:10 and 53:16). I treated them like tempo runs, and they went very well as workouts. After I'd finished the 5K there was a frightening moment when a man about to finish the race collapsed, only 30 meters from the finish line. His heart had stopped. Fortunately an ambulance was at hand, and a lady who had just finished who works at Bloomington Hospital was able to perform CPR. Apparently he was okay, because they wheeled him across the finish line on the stretcher.
On Sunday I slept in until 10, went running, and then Mark and I walked downtown and had coffee. We wondered around and then had lunch at Roots (a great vegetarian restaurant right on the square). They have these gorgeous little tables outside and the weather was perfect. There's nothing like sitting on the square in Bloomington when the temperature is 70 degrees and sipping lemon-lime-ginger juice. Then we rented a couple of movies and settled in for the rest of the day. Very pleasant.
But of course, as with any weekend, it was far too short. But hopefully I'll be able to settle back into some semblance of normalcy for the time being. Until, of course, rush starts up again.