I really needed today. The past week has been so demanding with work and 3 GDLP assessments submitted. And it was perfect! I dragged my sister down with me for a tanning sesh on the rocks. The weather was beautiful today but not the usual i-cant-breathe-after-2-minutes-in-the-sun hot thats so normal for Sydney.
Which is why i was surprised at how packed the little hidden beach and rocks on either side were. There were a few large groups of people with eskies full of drinks, bbq’s going and music playing. The others were fellow tanning obsessed souls setting up towels centimetres from rock edges. The noise of the lightly crashing waves and the warmth from the rocks made it the best therapy session this girl could ask for!
I took this opportunity to start this new book that i had picked up a few weeks ago from St Vinnies op shop that i stumbled upon one day after work, titled ‘The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life’ by Amby Burfoot. Apart from the dreaded cardio sessions on the treadmill, i am not a runner. I had no expectations but it was actually very interesting. The author speaks about many trails that a runner faces, say during training or just before a big race. However, i think the meaning thats portrayed so well is that we all come across these aspects in our everyday lives, whether we are runners or not. For example, the part that I managed to get to is all about Starting Lines. We all get nervous, anxious and downright frozen when we end something that has played such a central role in our lives and have to start a new one, a new school, a new job, moving out or even traveling solo! But the important thing is that we do it regardless. Regardless of how uncomfortable, unfamiliar and resistant we are to it, because its pushing ourselves to taking those steps past that starting line that enables us to get to a place that we would not have known exists. I honestly wasn’t looking to pick up such a deep philosophical book (on runners of all things). I think it speaks so perfectly to me and all the fuss thats in my head at the moment. So odd how we subconsciously attract people and things into our lives that somehow reflect our state at that time so well… food for thought!
Now i’m about to stuff my face with this amazing looking and smelling Chicken Parmigiana that my sister has cooked up for dinner! I made the salad and it counts!