Sunday, January 13, 2008

DFMC Runner Recommendations

The group was fairly small this morning for our 13-15 mile run out the of the Boston Sports Club in Waltham. I am guessing that many of our runners were up late last night enjoying the Patriots victory over the Jaquars (Go Pats!).

This particular loop predominantly runs through the scenic, quiet (and hilly!) roads in Lincoln ending with a MONSTER climb back up to the club. The weather gods have been very good to us as the conditions were again just perfect - sunny, low 40s. The calm before the storm that they are predicting for tomorrow.

I had the pleasure of running with Suzana, Joanna and Chris today. Joanna is a Nicky Hornsby fan and recently finished Slam. Teenage pregnancy seems to be the hot topic in film, literature and tabloid magazines these days.

Chris received the The Inheritance of Loss (winner of the 2006 Man Booker Award) by Kiran Desai as a Christmas gift and gives it 2 thumbs up.

And Suzana is reading a book of poems by Brazilian poet, Cora Coralina. As a family they read one poem after dinner each night. Love that family tradition!

Today also marks the beginning of a two-month long celebration of Jane Austen's novels on Masterpiece Theater. Tonight at 9:00 they will broadcast the BBC version of Persuasion. I'm a sucker for almost anything related to Jane Austen. It's amazing how many modern versions there are of her original stories, and I probably own most of them, despite the fact that some of them are pretty stupid. I can think of two retellings of Persuasion that were moderately entertaining including Jane Austen in Scarsdale: Or Love, Death and the SATS (Paula Marantz Cohen) and Family Fortune (Laurie Horowitz).

The BBC adaptations of her novels are fabulous, and I'm also a big fan of the "second-chance at love" theme. A happy ending lends itself to a good night sleep!

"The one claim I shall make for my own sex is that we love longest, when all hope is gone." - Anne Elliot in Persuasion (please read this outloud using your best English accent).


Anne said...


LOVE your blog! I too am psyched for Jane Austen on PBS. Congrats to your daughter, she has a phenomenal role model.
Sorry I wasn't there this morning, I ran yesterday.
All my best,

sarah said...

I was hoping to see you this morning and chat more about running loops in the Lexington area. Enjoy your evening with Jane!

Joanna said...

Hi Sarah,
I enjoyed reading your blog entry for today and for yesterday, too. That's a great picture of Kallie! I also enjoyed running and chatting with you, Suzana, and Chris this morning. It was a great day to be out for a run! See you out running again soon.

twentysixpointtoomanymiles said...

so we did it... thanks to your encouragement.