Spring Break has been sprung for a week and it’s going quickly. It’s been a chance to escape, mentally and physically, which I could not be more grateful for. These past couple of months have been filled with such loss and sadness I don’t think I’ve ever been so unhappy. But it’s nice to have a chance to breathe and a change of scene. I’m so aware now of the little time that remains after classes go back.
But on to happier things – I took the photo above out the window today and it epitomises the clear, beautiful skies and sunshine that filled today. A few days ago I managed a personal best and ran 5 miles which is both the furthest distance and longest time I’ve ever run. Whoo hoo. Unfortunately, my socks did not agree with me and around mile 3 I got some pretty painful blisters on the soles of both feet. Deciding to soldier on, despite the agonising burning with every step, I got into what I think is called a groove or something and puttered on home. Ariel, the Little Mermaid, I salute you and your brave perambulation because that was bloody awful.
I did another 5 miles today (more to check this wasn’t a fluke than anything else) despite the blisters recurring a little and coining a new form of ‘wince-running’ still managed it. A few days rest until the next one because my body is screaming in pain.
I watch far too much TV and have just started Helix – an X-Filesy, black oil, double-crossing filled Resident Evil virus-loving type underground saga of contamination and disease. It’s quite good. They also have a tendency to pair super-happy music with horrible exploding bloody gore so that’s always a nice dichotomy.
And finally, here is a lovely little cat I snapped a photo of last week. He seems pretty chill. Why even open your eyes if it’s not necessary?