After working through the morning, by the time lunchtime rolled around, I was ready to get out of the house and exercise my right to vote.
I quickly made myself an egg sandwich on honey wheat toast, topped with a mixture of hummus, fresh dill, goat cheese and chopped vegetables.
The hummus vegetable mixture was actually leftover from the Mediterranean dip appetizer that my sister made for our Friendsgiving feast!
After I ate my sandwich, I headed out to vote. I anticipated long lines and pulled into a parking lot filled with exactly four cars.
Voting in Ocala at lunchtime was a rather speedy process.
And now we wait.
I suppose I should touch on my workout for the day to keep things somewhat consistent around here. Before publishing my morning blog post, I took Sadie out for a five-mile run.
I am already loving the time change and the beautiful early morning sunlight that allows me to run before 7 a.m. without trepidation.
I usually listen to one of my favorite workout playlists when I go running and reserve podcasts for walks with Sadie, but today I ran to the latest Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me podcast from NPR and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it!
I figured I would miss the beat of my music and the energy I derive from some of my favorite workout songs, but the podcast distracted me and made my run pass quickly since I was really into the trivia. My pace wasn’t quite as fast as usual, but laughing out loud on a run just isn’t something that happens when I run to Usher or some of my favorite ‘90s jams. Highly entertaining!
I think I may look into downloading more podcasts and possibly audio books for the long runs of my half marathon training plan when I start training for the ZOOMA Florida half marathon in a couple of weeks. If you have any audio book recommendations, I’m all ears! (Pun!)
And speaking of half marathons…
Another Half Marathon?
My friend Merri is trying to rally a group of our girlfriends to do this race together in January. Since I’ll already be trained for the ZOOMA Florida half marathon by then, I’m 95 percent sure this race will find its way onto my calendar.
It looks like my 2013 will begin with a lot of running!