Midweek with a Movie Review

How is it Thursday? This week is FLYING by. I last posted on Tuesday and really wanted to get back into the swing of any everyday post, but not happening. The good news is that we’ve made it over the mid-week hump and I’ve actually managed to get some running in.

Tuesday – no running to speak of. I’m pretty sure that was the day I attempted to run in the morning before work (a plan my husband laughs at whenever he hears it), but of course I just hit snooze instead. Seriously people – how do you do it? Unless I am meeting someone, I just can NOT seem to get up and run. It could have to do with the fact that a morning run for me means running at 5:45 a.m., which to my mind is CRAZY early. If I could run at 6:30, things might look a little different. But because of my work schedule, it has to be that early. ARGH!

So seriously – tell me your early morning running tricks. I think next time I may try sleeping in my running clothes. I believe this might instill a more pronounced sense of guilt if I’ve worn the clothes and done all the prep, only to hit the snooze five times. We’ll see how that works out for me. Other tips?

So because  I did not get my lazy arse up on Tuesday morning (or Wednesday), I decided to squeeze my run in before our book club meeting Wednesday evening. I fueled up with a decent lunch and then ate an early dinner of leftovers from Tuesday night.

Brown rice, chicken, grape tomatoes, mushrooms and carrots with low sodium soy sauce. It made for decent pre-run fuel on Wednesday afternoon as well.

After work I begrudgingly hit the gym treadmill for four quick miles before book club. An outside run would have been ideal, but not realistic given my time constraints.

Run done – feeling better, I headed to our book club meeting which happened to at a movie theater this time around (we usually meet at a restaurant that coincides with our book theme) to see The Help. I actually read The Help awhile ago and you can check out my book review here.

I will say upfront that I RARELY like a movie even half as much as the book. So I was a little surprised when halfway through the movie, I found myself enjoying it. Don’t get me wrong, I still liked the book better. But the movie did not make me want to scream insults or get up and leave. And before you say it sounds like I really didn’t like it. I truly did. I just won’t ever give a movie as much credit as a book, no matter how well-scripted and acted it is. The movie reel in my mind that goes along with the book is always 10 times better.   

Anyway…it was good. I love Emma Stone (like in a serious girl crush kind of way) and I think I’ve seen just about every move she’s been in. I do need to see the other new one she is in with Steve Carrell and Ryan Gosling though – it’s on my list.

To summarize this travesty of a movie review, I will finish by saying it’s a good movie, I thoroughly enjoyed it, thought the acting was great and I recommend it.

So now it’s Thursday evening and it’s time for what I hope will be a delightful run in exceptionally tolerable weather, a delicious dinner (there may be corn-on-the-cob on the menu), perhaps reading a bit of The Hunger Games (just started it, sooooo good), and then if I’m being completely honest…probably some Jersey Shore. 🙂 Have a great night all!

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4 responses to “Midweek with a Movie Review

  1. My mom was really happy with the transition of The Help from book to movie as well. I have to see it.

    I actually start my morning runs at 5 am so I can get ready and get to work on time. I do it because I have to, I am training. If I wasn’t training for a race, I wouldn’t do it. But I know I won’t do it at 7 pm after I get home… so this is my only time. Plus, it feels great to have that out of the way and be able to get on with my day.

  2. I could have written this post myself! I also cannot drag myself out of bed in the morning to run — unless I absolutely HAVE to. AND, I am going to see THE HELP with my bookclub as well. 🙂

    My most recent favorite read was EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL BEGAN AFTER by Simon Van Booy. I highly recommend it. It was a gorgeous novel, beautifully written.

    Back to the morning running, I’ve tried every trick in the book. Sleeping in my running clothes didn’t even help! I set my coffee maker so it goes off when I “should” wake up. I set everything out so it’s quick and easy to go. Nope. Doesn’t happen. My latest theory is that I am not a very good runner in the morning anyway, so at least by running at night I am able to get some better quality miles in. Right?

  3. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie, I liked the book! Crazy Stupid Love is really good, you should see it!

  4. I loved the book and can’t wait to see the movie! I love Emma Stone too- she was so funny in the House Bunny (yes, sadly, I enjoyed that move haha). Crazy stupid love was really good- you should definitely see it! Also, love the hunger games- so addicting right?!

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