It’s peak bloom in Washington, DC and the city is so pretty in pink right now. It’s also race time for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and I can’t wait to run it for the third time in a row. It’s not my goal race for the distance this year, that will be the GW Parkway Classic at the end of the month so I just want to soak it all up on Sunday and have fun running. Until then, here are a few reads that I enjoyed this week:
- This article in the New Yorker explores the relationship between clothes and dignity for new migrants to Paris. I’d have love the piece to feature a few women though…
- Male candidates are routinely covered as both serious contenders AND multi-faceted human beings. Buttigied taught himself Norwegian! Beto O’Rourke was in a punk band named Foss in the 90s! Meanwhile we keep having to read about the women’s “likeability issues.” Well, guess what? They have fun hobbies and vast intellectual curiosity too, as this piece in Vogue points out.
- How to read more books! I just finished “Team of Vipers.” Painfully. Do you find it hard to get through a book when you don’t like the narrator/main character? I stuck with it for some reason but that’s definitely time I could have spent doing more enjoyable stuff or, you know, reading more enjoyable books! I’ll also add get rid of cable to the list above 😉
- D.C. Restaurants Could Do More to Welcome Diners With Disabilities. I learned so much from this piece by Laura Hayes. Accessibility is about more than whether a wheelchair fits through a door. Dim lighting can make it hard for the hard of hearing community to properly communicate via sign language for example ….
- Mac and kimcheese? Yes, please 😉
- I guess they’re not allowed to call them Nutella M&Ms but hazelnut spread M&Ms are a thing, and shocker they taste like Nutella. Let me know if you spot them anywhere in the area! I *need* to try those!!!
- Cats Might Not Act Like It, But They Know Their Names As Well As Dogs, Study Says. I believe it. Adorable f*ckers 😉
- And finally, a running related link! What happens to all those bananas? by my friend Mary-Beth Hensley highlights how races are evolving to become more eco-friendly events. As for those bananas, the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile run composts the peels and donates the uneaten to a local food pantry.
Have a great weekend! Are you running any races?