Let's talk about love.
I love bubble baths.
I love bubble baths with Origins Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash.
I also love Keith's mom's homemade pasta sauce.
I spent yesterday doing things that relax me. After over-working my body last week, I realized that it was in desperate need of some TLC. After de-cluttering my apartment to clear my head, I took the inaugural bath in my beloved studio. It was awesome.
I came out feeling so incredibly relaxed - so relaxed in fact, it was a feeling that was almost foreign to me. I felt warm, safe, happy, and calm.
I continued my day of TLC by attempting to recreate Keith's mom's amazing pasta sauce. Famous in Bristol, CT, Kathy Langlais makes a marinara sauce that is, simply put, heavenly. She kindly sent me the recipe, as well as some of the key (possibly secret?) ingredients as part of my Christmas present.
|Don't stress about the mess.|
Although mine didn't compare to the Langlais masterpiece, I think I made a valiant effort. Keith and I cleaned our plates, and my day of TLC was complete with a happy and full stomach.
|With garlic bread and Yellowtail|
I was so relaxed today, that I actually pushed fewer people on the subway.
|I think Japan is on to something.|
I walked slower, smiled at the shining sun, and by the time 11am came, there wasn't a trace of the Monday-morning blues I usually get.
I want to hang onto this feeling for as long as I can. So this week, I vow to be the person who waits for the next train, instead of the annoying (though practical) person who squeezes on the overly-crowded one.
WAIT! I almost forgot.
I also love running.
NYRR opened up spring race registration, and I signed up for three races today!
Three races = three mornings of post-run brunch. With these fine ladies.
Monday blues be gone!
Peace, love, and bubble baths.