I'm plopped on the couch. Drinking blueberry tea and watching a program about Jesus on the Discovery Channel.
I'm thinking about Spring coming soon....
Today was St. Patrick's Day. They don't call me Colleen Maloney for nothing. If I could have, I would have been out tonight doing some Irish Step Dancing (Yes, the Riverdance kind) in my black clogging shoes. But it was not to be this year...
Yesterday, I ran the St. Pat's Dash in Seattle with 15,500 people. It was nuts and really fun. People were dressed in costumes and goofy running get-ups. One guy was running in his green "tighty-whitie" underpants. I didn't actually see him, but my friend did and said he actually won a prize for his "costume".
There was also this one guy about my age who kept a good pace and I basically followed him the whole way. I realized that running in his wake kept me from having to dodge between people because he was doing it for me. Then he started loosing steam and I caught up to him and told him to keep going because I was following him. Well, he sure perked up after that. It was funny to me how such a small word of encouragement could work, even to a stranger. It smelled like rain and sweat as I ran through the tunnels of downtown Seattle. I felt like I was running in a herd of human cattle but all in all it was a pretty exhilarating.
So, back to Spring. I love spring, because it's a time of new beginnings. My birthday's coming up and every year for the past few years I've been taking stock of things in my life around this time...things I want to do, things I haven't done. I just want to learn to live more purposefully, does that make sense?
Something I've decided to do is to take a break from my blog and reading blogs. I know I do that from time to time. But this time, I'm going to take a considerable break and when I come back, then you will know I'm back. I may still write on the other blog though...I don't know. I just really want to limit my time on the Internet, as I waste a lot of time on it and I feel like there are other more productive ways that I want to be spending my time. I cannot ignore my email though, as it is a life line to my job. So feel free to shoot me an email and update me on life if you feel so inclined. I promise I'll respond =)
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