From Virginia, to DC, to Baltimore, and back to DC! In less than 24 hours. And without a car!Last night I headed to Charm City to catch up with Alanna. Wine and cheese was in order, as usual:Before I knew it our glasses were empty, our stomachs full, and our eyes closed. That’s the best type of Monday night party.
Which made for an excellent run this morning, let me tell you. 😉A jog down memory lane, for sure. Not only does Baltimore hold memories of my university years, but also of my first blogging conference!
I guess you could say it is glum outside, but I thought the clouds were sort of ominous and enchanting.Speaking of enchanting — you know what else is special about Charm City? It’s where Anthony and I got engaged. This morning I revisited the restaurant where it all went down.
Running through old routes can make me really reflective. Not in a sad way, of course! But it just brings back memories that haven’t surfaced in a while.
It’s no secret that physical and mental health go hand in hand, but this article from the New York Times discusses a study that looked at the impact of exercise on memory, in particular. Looks like people who regularly exercise have better memories than those who don’t; and short-term exercise (like, exercising the morning before you take an exam) is especially useful for “kick-starting” your brainpower.
I wouldn’t say my brain was extra-powerful after multiple glasses of wine, but that’s okay. The best news is that I got my run in, got to see my old city, and made it to catch my train home, on time!And here we are in DC, again. Let’s see if coffee can increase my brainpower, too!
- Do you jog memories when you’re on a run? Or do you think more about the future?
- Do you have a tradition from college that you still enact?
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