I am having one of those days that I feel incredibly lucky and happy and at peace. It’s been a whirlwind of a work week so far (is it really only Tuesday?) but man – I am grateful to be where I am right now. Not just physically – now I’m in picturesque Norfolk, Virginia – but mentally and emotionally, too. Things are good. Really good. Even when it’s not perfect… Life is beautiful.
Sleep may account for some of my positivity. Heh.
After spending 16+ hours of the last 36 hours in airports/on airplanes and completely ‘missing’ Monday night’s sleep (for all intents and purposes – airplane sleep doesn’t count), it felt so good to collapse into my hotel bed in Virginia.
And then I took a 4.5 hour nap. Glorious. The world is so shiny and happy when I’m not feeling like a caged, crazed animal on a plane.
Instead of the hotel gym, I opted to go for a long run/walk around Old Dominion campus. Spending all this time on college campuses sure makes me nostalgic for the ol’ days.
The campus backs up to the Elizabeth River. I ended up sitting on the sand for a good 10 minutes, just staring at the waves. Since I grew up in Miami, Florida, I’m a total water baby. Being near the water has this calming, restorative effect on my soul. I could’ve stayed on the sand forever.
Including my little ocean break, I ran/walked for 45 minutes. I also did 40 walking lunges and 10 push-ups in the grass. So. much. better. than. the. gym!
Pre-run snack (technically part of lunch – but my eating schedule is all screwed up from the red eye flight to the east coast). I’ve never tried a thinkThin bar, mostly because the name annoys me, but this was REALLY good. I was very surprised and will definitely purchase again!
And on my way home, I stopped at a sports bar and ordered a garden salad. I added a hard boiled egg and feta cheese to make it a bit more filling.
Green hard boiled eggs are SAFE (I had to Google it) – the yolk turns green when it’s overcooked or cooled too quickly. Something to do with the iron in the egg. Still – a bit gross to eat.
Time to shower away this sweat and get ready for my presentation. I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful evening.
Thought of the Day:
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson
Aww you sound so happy Caitlin! Love the shot of you flopping down on the hotel bed. I spent the last week in the Hilton and definitely did not get enough time to enjoy that king sized bed to its full potential!! And I hear ya on the walking around campus thing… definitely brings back memories for me too! 🙂 Have a great night!