Beautiful day to head outside. If only, I didn't have to work. Although, it's been a positive change to work and commute out to the airport. I have been reading more and on my phone less. That has been the most positive change of the new job environment. I am absorbing all sorts of books and thankfully have access to them by the little library locations found throughout the neighborhood. I borrowed a book from Sara Jo as well and have asked the Goddess for any recommendations. She is always up to date on what is good and available.
I am meeting with my future landlady in a little bit. I was fortunate enough to tour one property and fall in love with it. Hardwood floors, a few ceiling fans, off street parking and laundry on site. Perfection. Oh and the location is excellent. I am near coffee shops, a few markets and bars. Not too far from downtown and in walking distance to Sara Jo. We are determined to begin running again. I have my sights set on the Denver Half. Ironically, the first race that I ever signed up for. That race turned into running the full which was too much for me at the time. I can be stubborn and think I know what is best. Sometimes, I am wrong, haha.
Still, it is nice to commit to running again. Yoga has become more and more of a plateau. I just need to start teaching even if it is one person. I want to be doing more challenging yoga that is available in my life currently. I signed up at a spin studio to get a weekly cardio fix and spoke to both Sara and Lindsay about the likelihood of doing a half. I have other friends that are interested in running as well. There is the Idaho Springs half, Denver and I am sure I could find another suitable race in the fall.
In June, I will head to Oregon to spend time with family and friends. My niece is graduating from high school and it will provide the opportunity to see my parents, their partners and all of my sisters. The time will go by way too fast, I already know. I was able to take off a few days and talk to my college friend, Jean, about meeting up with me to explore Oregon. It will be a wild ride with her. She is the life of the party, always. My little sister was kind in trying to arrange accommodations for Jean and I. She was concerned that we would have difficulty in finding a rental outside of a hotel. Even hotel rooms were filling up fast and staying with one of my sisters was not an option. Both of them have full houses for a good two weeks. I am grateful that I found a room on airbnb. Initially, I attempted vacation rentals and tried to secure a rental with two different people being declined on both requests. I was getting a little frustrated as the listings were available when I put in the inquiry. Although, I feel this room is perfect. The owner teaches yoga, travels and is a reiki master. Seems like a soothing space and in a downtown location. Jean and I will be able to maneuver the city by walking and checking out some of the local bars.
Then there is New Orleans in the fall. I put out some feelers to see who would be interested in meeting me there. So far there is interest and three definites. I will start checking out rental properties and restaurants. I want somewhere food inspired for my big day of celebration. I considered returning to Napa to celebrate (always a fantastic idea in my mind. But it felt right to celebrate elsewhere. With a rich food scene and culture). New Orleans seems perfect.
I am off to greet the day and of course, clean. Must love that weekly chore....