August by morning…
…and by evening.
Week of August 19, 2012:
Monday: Evening walk with a friend
Tuesday: Evening bike ride for groceries
Wednesday: Morning run (20 minutes)
Thursday: Yoga (Morning Flow #1)
Friday: Morning run (20 minutes)
It’s been an emotionally exhausting week for me, but there was one particularly bright spot: Tuesday evening’s bike ride. To be honest, I’m not sure I would have hopped on the bike if I hadn’t needed groceries, but I did, so I did.
And it was glorious.
We’ve had a cool spell this week, and the evening air felt luxuriously mild, with hints of fall. I felt fast and free on the bike, legs pumping and wheels flying. I was pretty excited to go grocery shopping too, as I had plans to try out a new recipe for dinner—something quick and easy but very delicious. (Recipe coming soon, I think!) What struck me about that evening is the simplicity that exercise brings to my life. I am overwhelmed with other people’s confessions, secrets, and deceptions this week. Absolutely overwhelmed—and for the first time in a long time, my own dramas seem to have receded. But my bike ride was so simple, almost pure in its pleasure—just me, the bike, and a gorgeous Texas evening. When I returned home, I felt refreshed and more like myself, a feeling that one should not take for granted.
Have a good weekend, my dears. May your work-outs refresh, invigorate, and relax you.