May 3, 2017 by Caroline Leland
how much brunch does a half-marathon earn you?
Last weekend was a whirlwind of activity. It started on Friday at 6am as I began the 2.5h drive to economist Arthur Laffer’s farmhouse in eastern Kentucky. As I drove through unincorporated towns with names like Marrowbone, Summer Shade and Tinsley’s Bottom, I was entranced by the rolling green fields speckled with brown cows and red barns, as well as the dark, furrowed clouds overhead.
We spent the whole weekend together, visiting the Frist…
…running the Music City Rock & Roll half marathon…
|I beat last year’s time!|
…eating beautiful food…
|toad-in-the-hole at Butcher & Bee|
|We found Loveless Cafe to be underwhelming.|
…and sipping wine at a hillside vineyard with a jazz band playing behind us.
It’s strange how accustomed I’ve gotten to being alone. I loved spending such quality time with my sister but also found it exhausting to be with another human for three consecutive days. Will I be able to survive full-time office work, surrounded by other people for 8-10 hours per day??