June 21st, 2015


change is inevitable

I will never fully understand when I arrive at a race to see people jockying for the best parking spot.  We're all about to run a 5/10k, walking an extra 50 feet isn't going to hurt you.  Anyway, I ran a lovely 10k this morning on Stanford's campus.  They changed the course this year so we came at a section that used to be a long, slow uphill rom the opposite side, making it a long, slow downhill, which was great fun.  But somehow in the course rejiggering they lost a 1/2 mile, by my GPS watch the race was 5.77 miles, not 6.2.  Oops.

There is some interesting work/life upheaval going in my world right now, begun by a chance meeting with an old co-worker that led to a job interview.  J and I are having lots of deep, emotional conversations about the future and our goals both short and long term.  Tied into this is stuff about family, about my 'career', about where we want to live, and the fact that  every choice has pros and cons and of course there aren't any guarantees.  But I think we've come to a decision that is reasonable and makes sense -and after feeling anxious and a little sick to my stomach for days I feel much calmer.

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J bought a book on shrubs - not the plants but the old-timey vinegar based drinks.  He made a strawberry balsamic shrub that is amazing, and I'm going to make a pomegranite shrub this evening.  I am cheating and bought pom juice instead of breaking apart and juicing my own fruit, but I've made my peace with that.  Once the shrub is built you can mix it with seltzer or there are some cocktail recipes too.  Mmm, fruity summer drinks.