Another month of working from home done. We didn’t have a regular Commencement, and I was bummed that I wasn’t spending my weekend a few weeks ago running around taking pictures and posting. The ceremony is postponed for now; they haven’t decided on when it’ll take place yet. We still honored the graduating students with video tributes at the times of the ceremonies; there are normally two ceremonies: one for undergraduate students on Saturday and one for graduate students on Sunday.
I took last week off, and we all know how bad I am at using my vacation time. Months ago I had planned on taking the week off, and once we started working from home I wasn’t sure if it was still a good idea. Regardless, I still took the time off and it’s been enjoyable.
My mileage for the month dropped a lot compared to earlier this year. Well, it’s because I’m running three times a week at lower mileage versus running twice a week and running 6 miles each time. I’m back into my love-hate relationship with running; I’m not doing as well as I think I should be. But it’s May and prime allergy szn PLUS I forgot how even if it’s 70 degrees out it feels like 200 degrees when I’m running. I think I’ll have to adjust my 10 mile plan because I’m having trouble reaching 5 miles as it is.
I have a virtual 10K this upcoming weekend; it runs from June 4 to June 7, so I’m going to run a 10K twice and submit my best time. Regardless, I still get a race t-shirt and medal mailed to my house after.
Still no sports to report on. I was supposed to go to a Red Sox game last week, and that makes me really sad.
What I’m Watching
- The Zoo
- North Woods Law
- Whose Line is it Anyway
- FBI Most Wanted
- Say Yes to the Dress
- The Blacklist
- In the Dark
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (first half)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1 and part 2
- Waco, episodes 1–3
- Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis
- Jojo Rabbit
- Dead to Me, season 2
- Trial by Media
- Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
What I’m Reading
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling: 4 stars
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling: 5 stars
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling: 5 stars
- The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn: 4 stars
- Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come: An Introvert’s Year of Living Dangerously by Jessica Pan: 4 stars
- Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: currently reading
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: currently reading
(I’ll have a post this week with all of my thoughts about Harry Potter.)
I know there’s a lot going on right now, and if you’re able to, donate, educate yourself, and listen. I’ve seen a bunch of people sharing resources, petitions you can sign, and places where you can donate. I donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, and I’m going to look into getting some books out of my library because I feel like that’s one way I can better educate myself and become an ally. Also please take care of yourself as we’re still battling a pandemic; it’s okay to take a breather for yourself and family.
I turned 26 on Memorial Day but will be telling people for the foreseeable future that I’m 25.
I started doing yoga, which isn’t really on brand for me, but I’m giving it a shot. I’ve been doing runner’s yoga videos from Yoga With Adriene, and so far, so good. I have trouble with the whole breathing thing because I’m more concentrated on doing the move; I know that defeats the purpose of yoga, so that’s something I have to work on.
I ordered books for the first time in a very long time, and unlike my yoga mat, they did not get lost in the abyss that is shipping logistics. I got Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and The Cactus League. I purchased them from Bookshop.org because 1) I’ve lost all hope in Amazon shipping anything to me, and 2) Bookshop.org supports independent bookstores. I wasn’t sure when my town library was going to open again, and I knew I’d need books to read after I finished Harry Potter. Just my luck the day after I ordered the books my library posted that they’re starting curbside pickup this week. I’m going to get through the stack of books I have to read (aside from the three I ordered, I have two borrow from a friend and one I bought at the library’s book sale last summer I haven’t read yet) before doing curbside pickup.
My Questions For You!
- How was your month?
- How are things re-opening where you are?
- How are you feeling?
- What book are you reading now/recently read that you really enjoyed?