I did something out of character this morning. I went running before work. This is a huge challenge for a procrastinator like me. I usually wait until after work to hit the pavement running but today I didn’t have a choice. I have a hair appointment at 5:30 tonight, so it was morning or not at all. I may be a procrastinator but I am not lazy.
We made Colleen’s chana masala with chickpeas and steamed broccoli from The Vegan Table. Ang took the lead on this dish and it turned out excellent. It was bursting with flavor and the recipe didn’t even require any oil. We will definitely be making this again (and again).
Surprisingly alert and energetic for 6 AM, I was happy to be moving. It was still dark and freezing cold, so I wore layers. To be fair, it was 47 degrees but it felt like 20 to this “California girl”. I put that in quotes because as most of you know, I am a from the midwest. Within one year I have lost that Chicago girl inside me and wimper at anything below 50.
I did my usual out-and-back around the neighborhood and into Balboa Park. The sun was slowly rising and it was starting to feel like morning. I have become accustomed to running through the park in the dark. In doing so, I forgot how beautiful it appears in the light of day. When I reached the fountain I had a clear view of the mountains in the distance. I took a moment to let it all sink in and then I turned around.