I don’t want to jinx anything, but running has been feeling so insanely amazing lately. No exaggeration. AMAZING. I feel an overwhelming desire to run every single day. It never feels forced. There’s no coercing or bribing myself these days. I have my mojo back and the funny thing is, I’m not training for ANYTHING. I haven’t signed up for a single race this year. Maybe that’s telling.
I also have a new idea. I don’t think I am going to share most of my blog posts on social media. Sharing a link to a new post on all of your social channels is basically a no-brainer if you’re trying to drive traffic to your blog – but I am actually not trying to do that these days. I’d rather write like I used to (for myself and my dearest readers), knowing that only those who really want to read it will find it on their own (and they always do). It makes my little space on wordpress feel a bit safer and more private. Is that weird? Whatever. I’m going with it.
I had one of those weeks jam-packed with so much good stuff that reminded me life is pretty rad and the people in it are even radder. From trying out a new, crazy fitness class to putting on an intention setting workshop, it was just one of those kick ass, fulfilling weeks. And Sheri came through for all of it. She took the insane fitwall class with me and she led the group in an intention setting exercise. I say it all the time, but I hit the jackpot with my friends.
And the weekend was just as fulfilling. It started with 10 miles in La Jolla with Sheri and Melissa. Per usual, our conversations made the miles fly by. The highlight of my week is running with these girls and then having coffee at Melissa’s house afterwards with her two little ones running around, squealing and begging us to squirt whipped cream in their mouths. It’s my idea of total happiness and ultimate friendship. I love it.
Mid-day, Brittany and I got manis and pedis which was a nice little chunk of time together before we went our separate ways again. Later that afternoon, Sheri and I went on a little mystery adventure with Lauren and Angelo. They host these ‘Bodies in Motion’ events for free where you basically show up and find out what happens next. In this case, we were told to bring blankets and a water bottle. We ended up hiking to a stunning spot in La Jolla overlooking just about everything in San Diego. We were then surprised with the lovely and talented artist, Michael Camara. He passed out art materials and we spent the next 45 minutes or so in near silence, capturing the beauty around us and letting it all soak in. It was one of those magical San Diego moments I’ll never forget.
Sunday kicked off with another Fitbit local event led by Sheri. (LOTS of Sheri time this week, if you didn’t notice.) She is a rockstar at leading enormous groups of people in fitness, and she is so in her element. These events are once a month, free to the community, and just overwhelmingly positive. Good vibes all around. I highly recommend joining if they have these events in your city.
I wrapped up the weekend in bed early, curled up with Pachinko – my latest read. Holy cow, it’s good. I may need a light read after this. Any suggestions for something a bit easier on the emotions and brain, but not too fluffy?