As it turned out, almost 40 people came to my house. A few people brought a lot of food, and the Pumpkin Daddy got some stuff from Costco and made takoyaki (savory batter containing octopus and vegetables, with the batter cooked into balls on a special griddle). We set up tables and chairs in the garden. I regretted not having taken better care of the garden, but it was much too late and no one minded (either that or everyone was too nice to say anything).The weather was nice, so a lot of people sat outside and then the kids started playing tag and then the grownups started playing with them. Most of the guests came by bus. It was on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, and most sleepy Sunday afternoons, the local bus has something like 2 or 3 passengers. I bet the driver was super surprised to have so many people board his bus! The house didn't break, neither did anything in the house, no one called the police on us, and none of us had to call an ambulance or fire truck, nor did I have to make a weekend duty clinic run. I think it was a good party :)
Still running, about 5 km two or three times a week. Some days I feel like I could run more, and I'm really energized throughout the day. Other days (like yesterday) I never get into the swing of things and I feel drained the whole day (which is a bummer because I usually finish my runs at around 6:20 which makes for a long day of feeling drained!). I've been trying to see what makes for good/ bad runs, but so far no luck. Sleep is important, of course, but if I get enough sleep most of the time, going to bed a little later than usual on a night before a run won't slow me down much. It doesn't seem to be temperature. Humidity might be one factor.
So I should probably go to bed now because I need to be up in about six hours to test my theory. If I have a bad run tomorrow, I'll be right. Or, the humidity might hit critical mass and I won't be able to run (I don't think my physics professor friend checks this blog anymore, so I'm safe mixing meteorology and nuclear physics. What should I be saying? The humidity meets the dew point? I took chemistry and physics for University Exam Center and my school didn't have a written exam for science, so I don't remember).