Not thousands, but a distance run (if you can count 3.1 miles as a distance run). But I had never gone over 3 miles and today I did. According to the on-line map routing thing I used, I ran 3.17 miles. And at some points during the run, I felt like I was really getting a stride going and not just plodding along. I went in a big loop around the cemetery instead of my usual neighborhood laps. I liked covering new ground and the long down hill towards the end.
I've had a stellar day; a much needed recharging of my introvert battery. Nedim and I went out for breakfast and then parted ways. He went to do boat chores and I came home and sewed. I made significant progress on my place mats. I went for a run. I planted the kale, spinach and parsley that I bought yesterday. I went to the fabric store for more thread and batting. And then I got take out for dinner. I was able to be quiet and enjoy the solitude. As I had my hands in the dirt, with each plant I placed in the raised bed, I was thanking Mom and Robert for having Selim these few days -- for their willingness to spend their vacation giving me one.