Who’s ready for the weekend? ME! Cause Saturday is the mud run and then Sunday is…well…church. And then one actual full week until summer! I can’t believe it.
I don’t know about you guys, but the weather here is b-e-a-utiful. After it being so stormy last week, I am definitely welcoming the sun. I used to always think that I liked the rain and cold but I’ve come to realize that I really don’t. Since I love being outside, whether it’s running or biking, warm weather is perfection to me.
Since I only have a little bit of time left in this area, I’ve been trying to make the best of it. Coupled with the beautiful weather, it’s the best “me” time possible.
I think the reason I always said I liked rain and cold weather was because:
a) it rarely rains in Orange County so it was a nice change. Plus, we never really experience the 4 seasons.
b) it gives me a reason to stay inside and not do anything.
The bad thing about the second part is that it pushes me further into depression. Being inside for long periods of time isn’t good for anyone.
So I have been have been trying to get myself outside more and I am loving it.
I started out Wednesday morning with a 16 mile bike ride. It was gorgeous. (Until I got a flat tire the last mile, but that’s not the point.) Starting my day outside felt amazing.
After class, I had a chiropractor appointment (the back and hamstring have gotten so much better!). The office was near a state park so I decided to take a hike. It was 2 hours of pure beauty.
I started out this morning with a track workout. After that, I headed for the beach!
Or not. Apparently the marine layer didn’t want to leave. So after an hour or so in the cold, I packed up my stuff and left. But I didn’t want to go to the dorm just yet, so I went on a drive. Where did I plan on going? I have no idea. All I knew was that I wanted the windows down and I wanted to blast some Jason Aldean. So that’s exactly what I did.
I made a random turn and ended up driving through giant trees and small towns. One town only had 85 people. That’s my kind of place.
The point of all this is that I need “me” time. I need a time, away from everybody and everything to just be by myself. Sure, I go on runs or bike rides but I look at those differently. Sometimes you just need a walk or time to think outside. Fresh air is the best medicine.
So this summer, I plan on going on a walks and hikes more often. I know there are trails near my house so I am going to take advantage of them and enjoy the beauty. Because, after all, the world is a beautiful place.
How to you spend your “me” time?