I said something to my friend Matt this weekend about not being able to find good places to run near my office and next thing I knew, I was commiting to a lunch time tour of the Boston waterfront. So for the first time in YEARS, instead of a lunch break I took a running break and we went down to Castle Island for a lovely four mile run. I had no idea such a place was only about five minutes from work. Matt runs or bikes pretty much every single day at lunch and I think he might have converted me. Having to take a shower in the office locker room in the middle of the day is a bit of a pain in the neck but it feels awfully good to get out in the sun for a bit. Now that it's warm outside (for a minute, you never know with Boston) I just can't bear to be on a treadmill. I am simply not a morning person so I've given up the dream that I will be the girl who works out before heading to the office. I still love evening running but it's kind of awesome how nice it is to break up the day and clear my head a bit at lunch. Definitely wards off that 3:00 wall where I just want to eat a snickers and take a nap!
I'm in one of those no real reason for it good moods this week. I mean work is going well, spring is valiantly trying to crush winter and winning occasionally, George W and his stimulus check bought me a cute dress and some sandals on Saturday, my nephew will be here in a matter of weeks, the Wasatch Back and a trip to Utah are all on the horizon. So there is no shortage of fun stuff going on. But it's more than that I think. After feeling restless and in a rut in California and then months and months of being unsettled through the interview process and the moving, I think it's just nice to be content. I'm practicing this thing where I try not to invent things to worry about and so far, it's making life a LOT less complicated.
So in honor of being just flat out happy to be alive, I'm posting something I stole from a friend who also stole it from a friend that absolutely delighted me when I saw it.
People are so awesome.