We’re back from visiting our bad child (we call him that to his face — I think he likes it) at college. His roommate seems like a nice kid. We took them both out for Mexican near Fenway Park (La Verdad — definitely recommended) for dinner then yesterday we took them to Five Napkin Burgers (also recommended).
My son also had us bring his Alvarez guitar to school. Apparently a couple other kids in the dorm play and he wants to jam with them. My son isn’t very proficient at guitar as he only took lessons for about six months last year and never noodled around on his own, but he’s eager to learn from the other boys, who I hear can shred like nobody’s business. Getting him into guitar was part of my evil plan. He’s not really got hobbies beyond online games and cooking (which he can’t do in his dorm), so I felt like he should have something to do with his free time. Being able to play a musical instrument is a fun skill to have.
Of course, my evil plan backfired on he since he wants to use the skill to woo girls.
I’m excited that we have a full 17 days before we need to travel anywhere. It’s been so long since I have been home that I’m having dreams about cleaning and organizing all my crap. And these are good dreams!
I did sign up for a race next year. Runner’s World magazine is hosting a brand new event in Boston next June: Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill. It comprises of three days of races in Newton, Massachusetts, a children’s fun run, a 5k, 10k and half. I’m going for the “hat trick” and running all three adult races. I think this will be great preparation for trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2015, especially since the courses actually include Boston’s infamous Heartbreak Hill.
I’m also seriously eyeing the Indianapolis Mini Marathon in May (thanks Tia! Get your laces tied!) as well as an April full marathon in Raleigh, NC near one of my good friend’s home. If I run that marathon, I’ll be using the Jeff Galloway method and treating the race as a test run for getting used to the distance. I still haven’t decided what full marathon to do to try for a Boston qualifier. I guess I have time for that.
But for now, I’m just happy to be home and feeling a little more normal (well, as normal as I ever feel, which isn’t very). Tonight a friend is coming over to watch the rest of Dexter (we are sooooo behind) and have dinner. My husband is out helping friends build a fence and I’m going to yoga and to meet with a chi running coach. It’s a beautiful fall day out. Can’t ask for much more.