For the last couple of days I felt pretty down. My stomach was really upset (which used to be a problem quite often in the past and caused by me stressing out about things) and the super grey, snowy-rainy, cold weather wasn’t helping neither. I’m not sure if my upset stomach was caused by me being sick of the depressing weather or if I actually ate something wrong.
Anyhow, I didn’t even feel like exercising – all I did was taking my bike out for a short 10mile ride after I installed a new, wider back tire. A nice change to my setting; I’ve been planning on doing some changes such as the new SRAM NX drivetrain, but since I wasn’t in the mood for biking at all I postponed it for some point in the future.
This morning started at my favorite coffee shop with a cuppa tea (my stomach….) and a bagel plus a new book. My mom recommended it to me and she was spot on. It is in German (Aussteigen auf Bayrisch) about a lady from the city who is so sick of her office job that she eventually moves to the Alps where she and her husband operate a small chalet (Almhütte).
Just like her I hate getting out of my apartment in the city and just seeing strangers, cars and ugly buildings. It was as if she was writing about me (though I like my job) and reading the book for two hours finally lifted my mood despite the rainy weather outside.
After I got back “home” I put on my running shoes and went for a wet, muddy and cold, but yet liberating run. One hour later I was back, made myself dinner and went for a walk soon after. Again I was reminded of how I hate stepping out of the house and hearing the noise of a city.
In less then two months I’ll be moving to a small apartment in the Lüneburger Heide (a scenic, rural countryside in Northern Germany) where there’s nothing, but a a handful of farms when I step out of my door. A bike path leading straight into the horizon and even the road to the tiny apartment complex which is bordering a forest, is a loose gravel road. Now that’s something I’m really looking forward to.