My brain is saturated with new information, new faces, and a new culture. My body’s stiff from long drives to my temporary location which takes me through 3 states, including mine. My running is alive, but a little discombobulated from the travel, the brain saturation, the dinners out…..
Yeah, I know. Poor me. NOT!!!
It is hard being new anywhere. Everything you do feels like a chore; finding the bathrooms (in my case, that’s multiple locations), finding the right people to help you, avoiding the political land mines, and working hard to make sure that first impression is a good one. I’m a little tired, I’ll admit. I’m in Day #6 and am already anxious for some routine and familiarity. I’ve made some good strides though.
- I haven’t gotten lost (driving or maneuvering through the hallways – much)
- I’ve met a lot of great people who seem genuinely happy and enthusiastic about my arrival
- From the people I’ve met so far, most of them are runners – be still my heart
Highlight of my day today? Setting off the smoke alarm in my hotel room this morning. Who knew the shower was that hot. Fortunately, I was able to wave the steam away and stop the beeping before a group of fire fighters knocked down my door. In lieu of a run, it sure got my heart rate soaring!