This past weekend, Angela and I got hooked up with opening-night tickets to Little Miss Sunshine: The Musical, in La Jolla. Thanks to my mad babysitting skills (for the Set Designer as well as the Director), we had access to the pre-party and the after-party. Oh yes. We did. It was the one (and only) moment in my life I felt like a V.I.P.
I sat directly next to a critic from the New York Times (find his review here) and two rows in front of-- drumroll please, the one and only... Mitchell from Modern Family!
In case you don't watch -- Mitchell is the one in Pink with a Teddy Bear
We were even introduced to Mitchell (I don't know his real name) and his partner after the show! Did I get a picture? No. I was literally starstruck. I felt like such a loser. I could barely say "Hello". I am just glad I was speechless and didn't make a fool of myself by calling him Mitchell or telling him I am thrilled that he really is gay. Silence is a virtue - in times like these.
We went on our merry way, elated that we had met Mitchell.
Too bad that giddyness didn't carry over to my run on Sunday. We went up to Torrey Pines for what was supposed to be a 16 miler. It was cut short at 11.3 due to flippin' fatigue. I just couldn't move my body. Lately, I've been experiencing extreme fatigue, which I mentioned earlier, may be due to anemia. I've been taking my iron daily but have yet to notice a change in my energy levels. I am just plain pooped every day of the week.
I am trying my best to keep a positive attitude but I am also allowing my body the rest it needs. I am cross-training and cutting runs short if need be. In the past, I would never stop a 16 miler at 11 miles. This is a new Kate with new goals. This Kate allows herself to slow down, stop and take consecutive rest days. This Kate doesn't hate herself if she can't meet her goal pace or finish a run. This new and improved Kate is taking up other interests like tennis, rockclimbing and surfing to avoid burn-out.
That's right. This weekend, Angela and I are going indoor rock climbing and shopping for tennis racquets and balls. In high-school I was on the JV tennis team. I was awful but I really enjoyed it. I love racquet sports mainly because I love whacking balls around. We have a surfing & yoga class on the agenda as well.
I am looking forward to this time playing around with other sports and letting go of my goals. Chicago is in the distant future, so I have plenty of time to lay off of the speed work and long runs. This could also be a great time to go through the egg donation process. I wrote about being an egg donor here. The recipient couple backed out at the last minute due to financial reasons which was disappointing. The good news is that another couple has chosen me so I may be back in baby-making business. We'll just have to wait and see...