Partially refreshed

I find myself partially refreshed after trips to California and Colorado over the past month. On both trips I was able to enjoy the kindness of friends, expore new cities, and run wonderful places that begin with the letter “G”.

I enjoyed long pants this morning, my first real run since Garden of the Gods a week before. I’ve been experiencing a strange procrastinating dread of running for the past few weeks, most of which I attribute to not enjoying the sidewalks of Matthews, but cold early mornings are irresistable. I’m happy to report the inexpensive cold weather exercise gear I obtained at Target is working nicely.

I finished Susannah Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell while in Denver, and recommend it to those looking for a long, fun, slowish read. This last weekend was Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, a vivid personal study of grief and mourning.

Going to Keystone in early January. I will likely buy a board after this trip.

Informally looking in the Matthews area for townhouses. I love walking to work.