Why here and not there?
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I'm visiting my parents in WA right now, because my dad had back surgery and I traveled out here to help my parents out. This is not my first trip to WA state, we were stationed here before and I love this state. This is the state where I ran my first half-marathon. This is the state where I quit smoking. This is the state where I started working and decided to pursue my degree for teaching. I have a lot of positive associations with this state.
We currently live in VA Beach. It's a nice place to live. The weather isn't too bad. My kids have friends. We bought a house (finally). We have jobs and there are a lot of good things there too.
Since I have been back in WA, I have walked consistently. I have walked in the rain. I have walked in the fog. I have walked in the freezing cold. I even started running again out here. So why here? Why can't or won't I do this at home? The rain/cold/fog isn't different where I am currently. Is it because I can feel the echo of my old self here? I need to capture this feeling and transport it with me back to VA. If I don't allow the cold/rain/fog..etc., to be an excuse here, it certainly shouldn't be an excuse at home.
Tomorrow will be a rest day due to flying and a super early morning. Saturday I need to get outside and move, no matter what. No excuses...