This past weekend was a busy one. I had several friends from all over the state and as far away as Washington, DC, fly in for some solid nerd festivities. With a ton of gaming from Thursday to Sunday, I knew I would need a serious workout to recharge my body a bit. There are only so many hours I can sit relatively inactive without feeling pretty crappy.
Fortunately, I was able to convince a couple of my friends to head out and brave the chilly temperatures. On Friday I was able to get a decent run in with my pal Tim, ending up with around four miles. Not bad for my first run after being sick for nine days. I may have pushed it a little too hard, but I still felt great afterward.
The following day I had the pleasure of going for a larger group run, with Ellie, Brian, and our friend Kory. We did a great 5k in the evening before going out to the bars, which removed any guilt that I had for not being healthy that day.
During my run Friday evening, I was thinking a lot of this blog, and some ideas I've been having about what I want to talk about. I feel like it's a struggle sometimes to produce articles worth reading, that aren't just, "Hey, I went running tonight and I'm getting skinny!". . . I mean, overall that is the point of the blog, but I feel like it gets a little monotonous.
Mid-stride, I looked up and realized I had run a different route in the city that I don't normally run. I had meandered across a pedestrian bridge and ended up on the other side of Delaware Park. When I looked up, though, an idea for a new section of posts hit me, literally. A view from my smartphone: