Wise words for the start of the week (thanks, Carin!):
(Well, I hear Sunday is actually the first day of the week, but I still feel like Sunday is the last day, making Monday day #1!)
Good morning and happy Monday. I donâ€™t know how the weather is where you are, but weâ€™re blessed with Carolina blue skies and a chill in the air. A perfect end-of-April morning.
Gather â€˜round the table.
Kinnikinnick English muffin with eggs â€“ plus apple and orange.
Running, A Cool Grand, and Pets
Itâ€™s that time againâ€¦ FAQ Monday. And Iâ€™m giving away two more copies of the upcoming Healthy Tipping Point book (which, by the way, comes out next Tuesday!).
James read it and says itâ€™s pretty good.
Would you rather have the ability to run impressively fast for short distances or moderately paced for very long distances and never get sore? I would rather be able to run long distances and never get sore. When I sign up for a race, I do this weird calculation in my head for cost per mile or minute of race time. Paying $30 for a 5K always fries me because thatâ€™s like, $10 a mile! But $75 for a marathon? A mere $2.85 or so. So, although running impressively fast would be pretty cool, Iâ€™d get my moneyâ€™s worth at longer races. Hah! Also â€“ itâ€™s easier to find running buddies when youâ€™re a moderately paced runner.
If you had an extra $1,000 but you had to give it away to someone else, who would you give it to and why? I would probably break it up and distribute the money out as ridiculous tips to nice waiters or waitresses. I worked as a bartender in college and it was a tough job â€“ nice, helpful people working in food service deserve our love.
What pets have you owned over your lifetime? The pets that I can remember, in order: Iâ€™ve owned a bird named Baby, a cat named Kitty, a fish named Rad Dude, hamsters named Salt and Pepper (it was the 1990sâ€¦), a cat named Fred, another fish named Clifford, and dogs named Bejui, Louie, and â€“ of course â€“ Maggie and James. I also had four other cats growing up, but they were more my momâ€™s cats than mine (Iâ€™m not really a cat person save for Kitty and Fred). Their names were Matilda, Baby Billie Blue Jean Blue, Thomasina Daughter of Tom Cat, and Mini Me. Iâ€™m not joking regarding those ridiculous names.
Your turn â€“ answer one (or all) of the FAQ Monday questions, and Iâ€™ll pick two random winners to receive a copy of the the upcoming Healthy Tipping Point book.