March 4, 2005
life gets more sane for a day, and more sad
Where I work we have an extremely casual and unofficial policy that says if you work more than 8 hours on a weekend or holiday you're entitled to a comp day. In reality there's no way I could take all the comp time I've earned, but that's beside the point - today was a whole day off, whoohoo! I slept until I woke up (6:20, but still...). Ran 7 miles in my neighborhood in daylight. Saw my back yard in daylight. Went to the Asian grocery with my husband and looked at all this interesting food whose wrappers we couldn't read. Did not check work email at all. Took a nap. Having a drink now and watching the sun slant itself across my front porch. This is amazing - release the pressure for 14 hours or so and I'm almost as good as new.
On a different subject: today I learned that someone on a running-message-forum I lurk at died - apparently very suddenly - after fighting cancer for years. She was a little older than me. I think she started running kind of later in life, in her 30s maybe. She was a much better runner than I'll ever be. Even these past couple of years while she was going through lots of chemo and other crappy stuff she was running 80-mile weeks on her treadmill. She was a regular on this forum; I mostly lurk and only had one brief online conversation with her, so I can't say I really knew her. But her very sudden death is very, very sad.
Posted by joe positive at March 4, 2005 5:36 PM