The Power of a Run

I fully credit my elevated mood with the kick ass run I accomplished today. As I posted yesterday, I have been feeling a bit down in the dumps. Well, today I laced up my sneakers and hit the ground running (sadly, I think I’ve used that pun before…eesh!) and I am feeling on top of the world. Admittedly none of my stressors have gone away and I am still feeling overwhelmed by the winter doldrums, but I do feel a burst of sunshine from deep within. There is something to be said for moving, putting one foot in front of the other and pushing forward.

I also finished a phenomenal book yesterday. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. If you haven’t read it…GO READ IT! I loved this book. I’m now about halfway through Jonathan Lethem’s CHRONIC CITY and loving this book, as well, for a completely different reason. The writing, each sentence, is so clever that you feel completely absorbed by this alternate reality he has created. Definitely a book to check out. I hate to admit that this is my first Lethem experience, but I am glad I picked it up.

Now I am off to brave the frigid air to celebrate a friend’s birthday in the city. What we do for those we love!