I am not a morning person. I have known this for years. So I don't know why I keep thinking I'll actually get up and go run in the morning. Once again, it didn't happen.
Maybe once I get back from Europe and am no longer in "vacation mode" it'll be easier. Or it'll just be hotter, and I'll know when the alarm goes off that if I don't go do it then it means I'll be running in a far worse sauna later in the day.
But it's not to that point yet, so I'll be heading to the park later this evening for a 5-miler. I called my sister to see if she wanted to come do some walking while I'm out there. Her response?
"Mel, have yout looked outside?" Sure, it's black as night because of all the thunderstorm and tornado warnings right now, but I imagine that'll be gone before 6:30 tonight.
So here's to getting a run in. I haven't yet, but I will. And then I'll probably come home and eat 2 cupcakes and negate any calories I burned. Good thing I run to train for marathons and not to lose weight.
Last night, I did most of my packing for Europe. I can't believe that a week from RIGHT NOW I'll be on a plane to Europe. Actually, I'll be on a place to New York. THEN I'll get on a place to Europe. (Stupid Nashville International Airport not actually flying international. Haven't figured that one out yet.)
I know it seems a little silly to pack a week in advance, but I like to be prepared. Plus, this way I can make sure I don't wear anything this week I want to take. And figure out if I need to go buy anything. I didn't really pack yet. I just put everything on my kitchen table and made a note of the final things to add (toothbrush, razor, etc.) when I put everything in the bag before I go.
I got a very exciting call from my travel buddy today. I planned our lodging in Ireland, and he's planned it for England. Turns out that one of his friends that we're staying with offered to take us to her parent's house in Sussex on our last day, show us around, stay there, and then drive us to the airport to come home that Monday. Yay fun!