Day 353: As my last few days as a city girl were approaching, nostalgia hit like a ton of bricks with every city block I crossed. With all of my reflecting I realized that most of my favorite city things involve working out- Washington Park, Karma Yoga, Wash Perk coffee house (which I go to as a treat after I sweat) and Cherry Creek Trail. For my loving city farewell I decided to take advantage of all of those things and some of my newer budding friendships.
Thursday I met up with an old friend, Katie, and a new friend, Jessica for a 90 minute flow at Karma Yoga. With an old friend and a new friend (who both happen to be beautiful yoga instructors) practicing so close I realized how yoga has helped me cultivate some of the greatest friendships in my life. For that, this city gal is ever grateful.
Day 354: Friday was closing day on the house! I got up at 6:30 and ran to and around Washington Park for a total of 5.5 miles. I could talk about how at every turn I said “ahh, this is my last time taking this turn while living in the city,” but I won’t bore you with that.
Day 355: Moving Day!! Mike and I got up at 5:30 a.m to pack, pick up a moving truck, load up our storage unit, then load up our apartment, stop for a pizza break with our saint friends who helped us all day, and finally unloaded everything at the new digs. Throughout the day I think the moving team got really sick of me saying “this is what real crossfit is baby!” Seriously, I said it a lot and nobody ever laughed.*
*Not even when I was doing “wall balls” with bags of pillows and throwing them in the truck. Shocking…really.
Day 356: Unpack, unpack, unpack and cleaned the old apartment from floorboards to the ceiling. I was one stinky kid. Again, “this is what real crossfit is baby!” Did you laugh the second time?
Day 357: Although the house is still not done, I decided I needed to take a real workout break this morning. I laced up my kicks and headed out for my first suburbia run. It’s definitely different. No panhandlers, just kids. Lots of speed walkers and very few runners. Bunny rabbits every where I look and no stray cat to greet me at the door…just my own blissed out Jack. After my run I went to my basement and setup my “home gym,” that will probably get a lot of use this winter. Life really is different, but I think I’m going to like these rabbits and lots of sunlight that fills the entire house all day long.