Photo from the 2014 Ice Age Trail 50 Miler by Ali Engin. Permission to use header photo must be obtained through Ali Elgin.

"It's better to feel pain than nothing at all. The opposite of love's indifference." - The Lumineers

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Distracting myself from loneliness

It is a strange moment in my life. SR, Natali and The Lorax are in the USA and I stayed behind in Denmark for a few days due to work.
I imagined these days would be a heavenly experience involving lots of rest and any other thing my heart desired. And that is exactly what it has been. In a way.

Last night I went on an 18 mile hilly trail run and ran hard. The weather has become perfect here.

This morning I woke up for an early run and sometime in the middle of the day it struck me that I live quite close to the ocean. At 3:30 pm (yes work ends early here), I rode my bike out to the beach. We live in such a gorgeous part of Denmark. If SR hadn't just told me my blog was at times too sappy, I might expound upon that.




Karrebæksminde Bugt minus cute kids and/or happy couple staring at each other lovingly in profile.



Town of Karrebæk




And the beach in Karrebæksminde - overexposed.







I am lucky to live here. And it was such a beautiful day. But once I met SR something weird happened; being alone just wasn't as fun. And once you have kids, you just want to share things with them. I was a happy person before SR, Natali and The Lorax, but now I have trouble accessing that person I was. Couldn't even relax enough to take my helmet off at the beach, for God's sake!

But I successfully distracted myself the rest of the night with yoga and then triathlon team swimming. A good life, at least on paper.

Two great running songs:

Underwear by FM Belfast
Hannah by Freelance Whales

4 comments:

Marie-Aline said...

I know what you mean: even running, which I LOVED to do by myself, sometimes does not feel as fun without Martin, and now Malo in the Chariot!
Cheer up, you'll be reunited with them soon!

cherelli said...

hey it's nice to be able to do what you want - but it's also nice to discover that you feel that way! have fun back in the US!

SteveQ said...

It's the sappy posts that make the blog all yours. Better that than what people say about mine - "creepy!"

sea legs girl said...

Steve, now that your comment was almost as sappy as my blog, I'm not feeling so bad :).