Update: First of all, a very happy birthday to our Cynmill and Snarky Mom!
I completed my third half marathon this past weekend and all I gotta say is OW. After getting severe pain in my left knee, I hobbled to the finish line for my personal worst time at 2:39. I had stopped to walk for two miles at mile 10. Ow, ow, ow.
As it turns out, you can’t really prepare for this kind of a race on workout videos alone. Also, my IT band — the muscle on the side of the leg — had to be rolled out. As soon as I did that, my left knee stopped hurting, but now my right calf muscle is on fire. I am guessing it’s because I overcompensated for the knee during the race.
That said, it was awesome to see Erika and her family. I feel great now, love to run and plan to do it again soon. LOL!
In other news: Thank you to the TODAY Show for airing an episode how 40 million workers in the U.S. lack paid sick days and this is contributing to the flu epidemic.
For the first time ever, more Latinos than any other group are applying to the University of California, according to the Latinos in Social Media newsletter.
In case you missed it, the San Francisco Chronicle published a front-page story on Friday about a Living Room Conversation co-hosted by both MoveOn.org and Tea Party Patriots’ founders. I was invited by my friend Joan Blades at MoveOn and was quoted in the article.
Also, admittedly, I missed the inauguration as we were driving back from Orange County on Monday. But I’ve been eating up the post-coverage, including this BuzzFeed page on how First Daughters Sasha and Malia “stole the show.” Very cute.
Finally in celebrity news break, Colombian pop singer Shakira gave birth to a baby boy yesterday in Barcelona: Milan Piqué Mebarak.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?