Why can’t Purcellville be flat?

I didn’t really like The Witches of Eastwick.  Glad I’m done with it. Today was a beautiful day.  Warm, too.  I wish the warm part had started a little earlier, though, ’cause I could have used it at the Purcellville Turkey Trot this morning.  I like Purcellville and everything, and they give out the best race t-shirts, but man, that town is hilly!  Last year’s course had all those ups and downs, and since this year was a new course, I’d hoped it would be different.  I was wrong.  Different hills, and not as bad as the Wolf Trap hills, but still.  My point, I think, was that it was cold this morning.  For the first time in more than a year, I had the lung/throat pain that comes from breathing too hard in cold air.  Hate that.  Other than all that, it was nice to be out and about that early.


  1. momma betty

    I’ve never been able to get John Updike. Must be too sophisticated for me. Or too northeast or something. And, Jess, I think you’ll love the new Audrey whats-her-name book. I really did.

  2. Jessica

    I actually did love it up to the end. The ending…well, I’ve warmed up to it since, but it bothered me for a bit right after reading it. I don’t want to go into it much yet because Zannah hasn’t read it yet, and she should. (I’ll lend it to you, Z, if you like.) But the writing was beautiful, without doubt. 🙂

  3. Jessica

    Oh, and Zannah, I RAN today. Almost two miles. Well, just over a mile and a half anyway. And it felt good! I said that on my blog already (that’s right, two posts right in a row) but I’m saying it again here, because it’s just cool.

  4. Zannah

    I’m so proud of you! 🙂 And I can’t wait to read that book. I’m very excited. Now, I’m going to run off to your site and read your second post. 🙂

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