I’m back in New York now, and it feels great. It’s been two weeks and I missed the craziness of the city. Leaving NYC is sometimes the only way to start appreciating it again. Not that I needed the validation, but visiting California has completely firmed my decision to choose a bustling crowded city like Manhattan for my current home. I suspect someday I’ll be ready for the Cali lifestyle (I loveeeee it there, beautiful!), but right now I need the fast-paced atmosphere in my life.
But home will always be where the ♥ is. I must admit, I missed the sound of cicadas singing from the tree tops in the heat of the summer. I longed for the silence that washes over at nighttime. I craved the wide open spaces of Midwestern suburbia. Home sweet home.
(#nofilter cotton candy sky)
I came back from California two days early due to some health issues, and spent the first three days happily in my old bed (#funemployed). I did manage to make it out to the city to meet my lovely ladies for dinner and drinks though!
By the forth and final day, I was going stir-crazy. It’s weird to have to drive anywhere and everywhere, but I had to leave the house. So to the mall it was! I might’ve gone a bit overboard but my purchases were *mostly* all necessary. I also finally made it over to the eye doctor and purchased a pair of glasses! I’m so pumped to embrace the sexy nerdy look this fall.
Now on to running – I love running in my hometown and managed to knock out one 10 miler and one 5.5 miler during the week. But for whatever reason, I was too exhausted to run a third time yesterday. I’m not really training for anything but I have been running longer distances lately, and I think I finally felt a tinge of burnout. The break was necessary.
(me, myself, and I)
Anyway, my mind is still in full-blown vacation mode and I love it. School doesn’t start until September 8th, but would you believe if I told you I’m super excited and ready to start like…right now?!? Ok maybe not right now, but soon. I’m ready to knock out these final classes of my postbac!
(#nofilter again…I know right?)
I have a few days solo to get reacquainted with NYC before my mom flies in on Sunday. I’m so excited for her visit, we plan to redecorate my apartment! I just re-signed my lease so I’ll be living here for the third year, whoa.
I have no plans for today other than grocery shopping and picking up my race bib. I’m planning on taking it easy tonight, especially because I’m running an 8K in Central Park tomorrow morning! Happy Friday everyone!