I blame everyone.
I'm achy, my eyes are watery, and i'm coughing up pieces of my lung. I'm kind of convinced that Tuesday's swim (1250 yards!) contributed because I'm pretty sure I inhaled half the pool.
Then of course it rained and iced over on Tuesday night, which naturally led to my falling on my...knees. I don't think I know how to fall any other way. It's amazing my knees haven't told me they are SO. DONE. WITH. THE. FALLING.
So that was fun.
What was fun was that Old School Runner invited me to a fancy pants Chinese New Year's Party, held by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (they don't have an embassy, for obvious reasons), at the spectacular National Building Museum which was great fun, but when I had the chance to meet the Hong Kong(ian?) commissioner, I blew it off. Like I meet these kind of people every day. Sigh. OSR informed me it was the Year of the Rat (this is good, I think), I ate gobs of food, and we watched a traditional Chinese dragon line dance. Thanks, OSR!
What WAS also fun was last Saturday, when I blew off my 11-mile long run to travel to Philly to extend my birthday by spending it with Number One Daughter and friends. I splurged and took the $1/minute Amtrak. I lurrrve the train, pricey as it is. Especially the quiet car. Especially on Saturdays.
We had a lovely brunch with these fellows:
ummm, french toast!
Followed by a tour of the Philly Art Museum:
Diana, Goddess of the Hunt (rescued from the top of the old Madison Square Garden building, where she served as weathervane!
Did you know there's an entire recreated Japanese teahouse inside the "Rocky" museum? Me neither.
Followed by a movie (The Savages, stellar cast, but skip it):
Followed by Someone collapsing in a heap:
Followed by a relaxing train ride home.
So now I've missed my mid-week run, I have a banged up knee, and 12 miles to run on Saturday.
But I'm keeping my sunny disposition, as usual.