Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Spring time in Boston!
I really needed a little break. Although this seems a bit hyperbolic, I think I had some kind of psychological crack last month. The past 2 years have been dedicated entirely to sport. All the other things I used to do, were pushed aside. Part of the reason was that I felt I needed to give my mind a rest - I felt mentally exhausted; the other part of the reason was that I truly was enjoying myself. Still, the ancient Greeks did advocate moderation in all things, and this I have found to be true.
Once I started on my list of 101 things do to, I rediscovered the pleasure of German verb drills. Reading non-sports books started awakening my mind again, and I also started feeling that I wanted to pick up my musical instrument again. I had not played it in years, and it is terribly out of tune. That being said, it is not so easy to find someone who can tune a sitar in Boston. All of this, compounded with my work situation, saw my desire to do exercise of any sort, evaporate. There was nothing I could do. I felt very conflicted, and above all that my life was totally out of balance.
Anyway, I have been running again, and it is with the same spirit and joy that I had when we moved here 2 years ago, and I went for my first run along the Charles River. Mind you, it is a bit tough as I have lost all my fitness and stamina, and whatever speed I had, has also vanished. Still, this does matter, as I am enjoying it again, and am trying to do some of the other things I loved, like my German verb drills!
These pics are from my glorious run on Sunday.....what an awesome morning that was!