I was almost at the point of giving up #blogjune this afternoon due to lack of inspiration and motivation and wondering if what I'm writing is actually interesting to anyone. Then I found some of my fellow bloggers had discussed one of my earlier posts about whether library users need to know what we do to find information.
@geocachinglibrarian shared these thoughts. Then @seanfish suggested that librarians offer a "box with windows." So be a place that shows those wanting to know how to find information and be a "black box" that provides information without revealing how it is done. I like the box with windows idea!
Yesterday was a busy day with the odd start of no run. Off I went to Coffs Harbour Library to pick up a magazine I had on reserve that my own library doesn't subscribe to. I was pleasantly surprised last week when Coffs Library weeded their Runners World magazines and offered me the weeded issues free of charge! I then discovered they had also done this for a friend with their Triathlon mags. Aren't library staff thoughtful!
Then to do the rounds of Woolworths.
Home again and it was a rainy dreary day so I sat around not doing much and then went for a walk when a break in the rain appeared. Miss A joined me so of course it poured when we were half way around. Home again and a quiet evening followed.
This morning, up at stupid o'clock (4am) to get picked up at 5am to head to South West Rocks for the Macleay River Marathon. I was joining 5 friends to run the half marathon as a training run for the Gold Coast Marathon. The goal was to go slower than usual and stick with the girls. Lyndee did a great job keeping me to task except where I got carried away atthe end where I made us do a 1km effort to the finish line. We pulled Iin at under 2 hours which was good. I was supposed to go and run another 8km but as soon as they made me sit down to take the timing chip off, my hip flexor said no.
I did enjoy a massage and a late breakfast. Then home and an afternoon walk ofm8k and I'm suitably stuffed.
To finish I have 2 mantras: When life hands you a wave, grab your board and enjoy the ride And There are seven days in a week and someday isn't one of them.