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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...
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    I do hope that you capture the feeling and can bring it back with you. Could it be that VA has the wrong kind of humidity for you and WA has the right kind? I spent 4 lethargic years in VA (although I read a lot of great books--I also gained a lot of weight).
    2129 days ago
    I also love WA state. I live in the Eastern part, so we don't get as much rain, but a bit more snow. I like to think that it's a state of mind, and that can go with you anywhere.
    2130 days ago
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