Why is it so stinking hot outside? Seriously. I don't know how it is where you live, but I'm sweating bullets. In a skirt.
Running outside is a definite NO today. Treadmill, here I come.
Speaking of running...yesterday was bad. Really bad. I was discouraged, I was tired, and I only did 2.5 miles, not 3 like I was supposed to. I'm blaming it on a variety of reasons (i.e. I'm full of excuses): I ate before I ran...my running buddy's in Disney World for a week (wonder how hot it is there...)...my iPod earphones hurt my ears...Hopefully today on the treadmill will be better. BUT I've got to learn to run on pavement. I mean...my 5K next weekend isn't going to be on a treadmill!
This has been such a busy day. Get stuff ready for graduating seniors. Two meetings. Three stories. One three-page paper. Guess which one I haven't gotten done (Answer: It's the last one).
OH! And I read Ted Dekker's "Green" this weekend (Happy Labor Day to me!). It's the "Book Zero" to the Circle trilogy (though I guess it's not a trilogy now, hmmm...). You're supposed to be able to pick up Green and then read the first three books or read the first three (Black, Red, and White) and then read Green.
Let me put it this way: Dekker was trying wwaaayyy to hard to make the series a "circle." That's why I was mad.
I already had some beef with the book as it gave no character identification (you're supposed to gleen the relationships between people from previous books), and one of my favorite characters from Black was NEVER EVER mentioned. Superman will also be highly displeased because she was his favorite character of all.
THEN...the ending. I won't give anything away, but...it didn't end. Seriously. It's part of Dekker's "pick up any of the books and start reading" idea. And it stinks. The climax was fantastic, I loved the storyline...and I hated the ending with every ounce of my being.
If you've read the Circle trilogy, pick up Green. It answers some interesting questions that I had been curious about (such as regarding the "spaceship" from the beginning of Black), but the ending will most likely tick you off. Maybe not. Let me know your opinions!!
Like I said, it is Random Tuesday...