Moe, for better or worse

This blog used to be called "one year in the life of a short fat runner"; then it was called "Am I a runner? you decide." I've decided running isn't the thing I need to talk about'll come up for sure, but it's just one part of me, so I think I'll just call this blog: Moe, for better or worse.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

First day of least for me

Today, I grabbed a sandwich from the cafe at work and ate at my desk. I got the same thing I get most days, chicken salad, extra lettuce and tomato, on a wrap, which I then dissect so that I only eat about half the wrap and all of the filling. Nothing unusual about it, at least for me.

I looked out the window of my office and saw the sky and the water. It's been unseasonably and unbearably hot here for the last few days and a haze has hung in the sky over the bay.

But the sky was bright and clear and the bay was lapis and sparkly and dotted with boats. A breeze was rustling the trees and the lines on the boats in the marina. Gulls were flying overhead taking in the sun and the sights.

I'd been working on my "strategic perspective" for my group all day. Truth be told, I've been working on it for a week, without much success, but I needed to have something done to show my boss today. Back to my window, eyes on my monitor, I didn't notice how lovely a day it was. But when I did...

I drove over to the beach after I finished my sandwich. I'd just thrown a pair of flipflops in the car this morning (divine intervention) and I had a half hour I could kill. I parked, changed my shoes, and walked down the board walk and onto the sand. Since I had neither a chair nor a towel, I opted to sit myself down on the sea wall. The sun was hot and bright, but the breeze was lovely. There were sunbathers out already and a few people down in the shallow lowtide water looking for shells or stones or untold treasures. A few runners and walkers passed behind me, alone or in small groups, but not so many as to be a distraction.

I called a friend who shares my love of the sea and we chatted about nothing important. I spent about 20 mins there, talking and getting some sun.

When I said, I should go, need to get back to work, he told me, you are having great day. I told him, you are right.

Today was my first day of summer.


Blogger phdatc said...

Wonderful! Jealous of your easy access to the water.

June 11, 2008 6:13 PM  
Blogger Rudy Martinez said...

Sure, brag on us in the cubefarm!!!

I would have liked to have been with you

June 11, 2008 8:58 PM  
Blogger sauconRunner said...

So jealous!

June 12, 2008 1:11 PM  

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