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Monday, August 24, 2009

Weekend of Solo

After my last blog, I created a bit of a stir with some friends. Thanks Jessie for caring. You are really one of those people that even if we can't talk every month(s), when we do it's like time has never passed. Our talks make me want to visit you in Spain more often. I love how you are also one of my only friends that I can tell everything and anything to because we are one of the same in so many ways. You are truly a special one and sometimes I want to hug you real tight, because we just get each other.

Talking to her last night was a real nice way to end the weekend. On Friday it began with me seeing Ponyo by myself. I love, love, love nothing more than seeing movies on my own - for anything so that I don't have to say what I felt about the movie the second it ends. I like to contemplate a little before judging. It takes me at least 10 minutes to figure out what happened in those 2 hours and then I'll talk and say, yeah it was good, but I wouldn't see it again. And I wouldn't see it at the Dreaded Time Where Every Family and Child None To Man Is In The Theater With You. No, I will not be doing that again.

Then, it was Saturday and I was up earlier than ever tooling around until I felt it was safe enough to do a hike up Tiger Mountain - again on my own. To which I remembered how much more I enjoy this by myself than with others. I loved that I didn't have to wait for anyone. I could go at my own time, at my own speed. And when I reached the top, I didn't have to go immediately down. I sat there for a good 20 minutes looking at the clouds deciding which cloud looked like which animal, while listening to some of my favorite songs. The hike itself was a good 2,000 ft up so I definitely needed the rest and I was pretty proud that I wasn't too scared on the way down. Usually I get vertigo, and I did a little, but not to the point of wanting to stop. Anyway, I was giddy that I didn't have to talk to anyone more than, "Good morning" or "Hi". It was probably one of the best hikes I've done in awhile.

Next up, the 10k I did with Aubrey. It was probably high time I had some human interaction, and if you're gonna be around humans you might as well do it with Aubrey and Mike - probably my two favorite people in Seattle. After the run, in which we did pretty awesome (6.2 miles in 52.01 minutes which equals 8.23 minutes per mile!! I was 12th in my age/gender group) Mike took our sore legs to late breakfast where we indulged in baked beans, eggs, dutch babies and alcohol!! It only took me one hot toddy to be properly drunk before noon and the only way to celebrate that was to get hour-long foot massages with our friend, Rita, in the International District. It was the perfect events to do post race and I'm definitely making this a ritual for future races.

Then I did a bunch of other things, like nap and garden and bike and farmer's market and sit in a bath for 2 hours with my Entertainment Weekly and Hot Chip on my speakers. When Dominic called, I felt rejuvenated. Happy. I was grateful for everything and even though by 8pm my shins were starting to bother me, I couldn't shake the smile off my face.

It was a great weekend indeed.



Blogger aubrey said...

yay! i could NOT have done that race without your positive affirmations going on in my head the entire time- seriously, you rock. i'm glad i could be the social presence in your weekend ;)

9:39 AM  
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