(There is a bloody photo at the bottom of this post. Don't miss it. If you're into that.)
1. The sun is finally out this week after an almost completely rainy month of May. I would say that I had forgotten how much I love the sun but that would be lying. Everything smells so good and earthy and flowery right now that when I walk around, I do a lot of sniffing and deep inhaling to suck it all in. We've officially paid all of our bad weather dues this year, so the sun will now remain out, with a slight cooling breeze to keep the black flies away, for the rest of the summer.
Speaking of weather, I have this little thing I'm doing in Vermont this weekend, and the weather forecast calls for 80 degrees and humid conditions with possible thunderstorms. I have not run one training run for this marathon in temps above 55 degrees, and almost all of my running has been in 30-40 degrees. Let's just say that the attitude I adopted last week to just "take it as it comes" couldn't be more timely. If the temps turn out to be that high, there is no telling what might happen.
2. Sam and I, along with a big crew of friends, are going to see Ray Lamontagne and Brandi Carlile tomorrow night right here in Bangor. Bangor has a new summer concert series in the waterfront that is doing its part to make Bangor a cool(er) place to live. I'm very excited!
3. My sister Liesel emailed me three recent photos today. Since she doesn't have her own blog (I wish she did!), I'm going to put them here. Cameron's soccer team won their big tournament this weekend in Colorado and Cameron got "Player of the Tournament." The kid is crazy athletic. He's pictured 3rd from the right in the back.
Lastly, she told me that while Cam was playing soccer, Craig, my brother in law, was mountain biking and got into a crash. Apparently he got a branch stuck 2 inches in his arm. He had to go to the ER with the branch sticking out of his arm and ended up with a bunch of stitches. I wrote back to ask if there was a photo of Craig's wrist, and indeed, a few minutes later, there it was. You want to see it? I figured some of you would not (it's bloody and gruesome!) but if you are like me, I bet you'll click here. You looked, didn't you.
Hope you are all having a great week.