Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekend Wanderings: Spring Break

This was the last weekend of spring break, and while I'm excited to get back to class and teaching, having a break was absolutely wonderful and I'm really going to miss it.  I was able to go out to lunch and happy hour with friends I haven't seen in a long time, and catch up a bit on exercising, which was out of whack post-back-trouble.  Also, it's the end of our fiscal year at work, and my whole team was out of the office, so I was really glad to be able to focus on holding down the fort while they were away this week.  Of course, I don't want to push too quickly through to graduation - I want a break, sure, but I love every minute of my life right now, and I know I'll be sad to see it change in June.

Roger and I spent most of Saturday hanging out at home, since he wasn't feeling very well, but we did take a walk out to Morningside Park and fed the ducks for a little while, which was much more fun than I would have imagined.  Later that night, Rob came over and we all made bagels (recipe to come!), which was fantastic, but took longer than we expected, so we stopped at Bier for a quick drink and truffle fries.

On Sunday, I woke up at the crack of 8:30 (ha, ha) to go on my long run. This week was a great chance for me to get back on the running saddle (erm, mixed metaphors).  Since I didn't have anything to do in the evenings, I got back into evening yoga at our gym, and started running before the classes.  I'm starting half-marathon training (to run a nine-miler with real strength in July), so Tuesday and Thursday mornings are going to start a bit earlier now, but it was nice to ease into it with some evening runs.  Yesterday was my first long run, and while I was exhausted by the end, I was also so glad to be getting back into it.  After a quick shower, I headed over to Amanda's for a poetry-workaday with some friends from school.  We ate brunch pretty quickly and then spent the rest of the afternoon writing before sharing our work.  It was definitely a great way to kick off the return to school, and I wrote a long poem about a dream I had (sigh, I know), so that was productive.  The evening capped off with dinner at the opening of a friend's show.

So, goodbye, spring break!  Goodbye, free time!  You were lovely, but now it's time to get back to work.  See you again in June!

1 comment:

  1. This week begins Ian's spring break, and I'm about to venture out to work in a snowstorm! Blah! Glad you had a nice relaxing break! Can't wait to hear about these bagels--the Instagram photos looked amazing.