Three Things Thursday: Motion
Two of my last three posts have been the serious sort. By reading them alone, you might misunderstand where I’m really at: in a state of nearly perpetual delight!
(I say “nearly” because I’m tired after an especially long day following a terrible night’s sleep, but tonight’s good sleep will fill my tank right up again.)
Three things for which I’m especially thankful right now, apart from my rockin’ new job, each involve their own kind of motion.
Hiking: My guys and I went on two hikes last weekend. We wanted to hike Del Cerro on Saturday, but there were no parking spots for miles. We wandered through nearby botanical gardens instead, and my green-loving Oregon heart was happy … even without a vast expanse of water nearby.
On Sunday we visited Del Cerro again. We found a parking spot only a few blocks away and had a blast hiking its trails.
“Mo hosie!” pleaded my toddler again and again after a horse passed us on the trail. His perfect moment would involve horses, trucks, and chocolate.
Rain: Did I mention my Oregon heart? Thanks to the covered walkways around my office, I’ve been able to walk outside despite this week’s rare SoCal downpours. Yesterday, I was even treated to rarer still thunder and lightning on one of my walks.
Sit/stand desk: I just got a work desk that toggles between sitting and standing positions. It’s even more amazing than I imagined! I enjoy moving. I get restless sitting still hour after hour after hour, especially knowing how much damage such prolonged sitting does to the human body. Being able to easily move at my desk throughout the day not only feels better to my motion-craving self, but decreases stiffness, aches, and subtle discomforts that grow the longer I sit.
So there you have it: Today I am thankful for these three different sets of motion.
And now, now I shall use my powers of motion to locomote straight to bed.