Unfortunately, due to the terrible drought we are in, the river we go to is incredibly low. When it gets too low, crazy green algae that kills dogs and makes humans really sick starts growing. This meant we were unable to get in the water. It was 90 plus degrees, so we ate lunch and stared longingly at the water.
Then we drove back closer to home. We do have a river running through our town, it's just usually too cold to sit in our bathing suits and tan. But it was gorgeous on Saturday, so we spent a couple of hours tanning.
Little Z has learned how to use a straw and it's too cute. It's super healing to watch my little girl grow up and learn new things every single day!
Later that night, my mom and I went to the beach to watch the sun set.
The sound of crashing waves and the colors of the sunset make me never want to live anywhere but the coast.
I sat and spent a lot of time just breathing in and out, trying to calm myself. It worked and I was able to sleep for almost 11 hours last night.
Today, my long run was done solo. I did find a friend though.
Running is always healing. Hilarious texts from my friends who are also starting their first teaching jobs tomorrow are healing as well. I am so lucky to have people in my life who love and understand me. I know I'm going to be just fine!
Also, thank you for the concern about the earthquake! It was actually about 4 hours south of me, so we didn't feel it at all. Everyone around here is just fine!