Only moments ago I was whining about the unrelenting snow. Now here we are, nice and toasty in June, the flowers blooming and the sun shining. I, for one, love the heat. That’s probably little surprise given how much I love my savasana time at the Bikram yoga studio. I may not be so keen about trotting around town in a business suit when it’s super hot out, but I’ve promised myself that I’ve had enough whining about the weather for one year, so I’m going to focus all on the positive.
This weekend, my family participated in the first Pittsburgh Citiparks footrace of the season: the Greenfield Glide. It was an absolutely gorgeous morning for a race. I ran the course, and Mr. Beez walked with Baby Beez in the jogging stroller.
I ran in my new Saucony kicks, which showed great promise for alleviating my blister problems. The course goes through Schenley Park’s trails, which means that the course was nice and shaded. Baby Beez and I will be walking the Riverview Park 5k this Friday evening. I love how excited she has gotten about these races. When I dropped her off at school this morning, she excitedly told her teachers “We ran a race this weekend!”
This weekend we had a family outing to another of our favorite activities: the movies! We saw Maleficent, which is certainly not appropriate for every little kid. Our kid, however, loves movies with scary things and is remarkably good at sitting through a full movie. She loved it. Mr. Beez and I thought it was pretty good. It won’t rank up there in my favorite movies ever, but it wasn’t bad for an evening out. Speaking of movies and summer and all things we love, Cinema in the Park starts next week! We’ve always gone to Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park, but with our upcoming move, it looks like we’ll be checking out Grandview Park soon.
I’ve been doing lots of reading lately, especially lots of light and quick summer-reading type books. Sandy picked The Spellman Files for our most recent book club book. I absolutely loved it. It’s a fun read about the kind of spazzy private investigator Izzy Spellman and her wacky private investigator family. There are 5 more books in the series, and I’ve added them all to my to-read list.
I’m reading the second Game of Thrones book (A Clash of Kings, if you’re keeping track) right now. I’m only trying to read one GOT a year, because they are so long. I go nuts if a books is long and I don’t feel like I’m accomplishing anything. I want to see progress, and GOT are so darn long that it’s hard to see much. I balance my GOT reading with lighter, faster reading, because feeling like I’m not getting enough reading done is to read a second book at the same time, right? Right now this means I am reading Frog Music, which is fantastic, but is also so heavy with violence against women that it is frustrating and depressing. The next book up in my queue is similarly depressing: My Story by Elizabeth Smart. But once I get through that dark book, things will take a turn for the whimsical, as I’ve got Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes and The Night Gardner waiting for me.
What’s on your reading list?