I rode my bike to work today to avoid the metro mess. Yes, the accident was on the red line, but that doesn't exempt the blue from issues too!
On my ride home, about 830 tonight, I realized I only have less than 5 months left in this city. I also couldn't figure out why I've spent the last 8 years crammed on the metro like a damn lemming when I could have been biking! It is so beautiful in the morning along the Mt. Vernon trail, so quiet and still...the city just starting to awaken and hum like the machine that it is. Even better, is the ride home. Even though I took the short way home tonight, it was awesome to reflect on the day. The city is so striking at sunset...and riding by all the memorials reminded me how awesome it is to live and work in this city--the center of the free world, capitalism, the american dream. I will miss this city tons when I leave. But, I have little doubt that I will be back soon enough.
Today I was reminded that exercising can be relaxing too--a time to think, reflect, and just be.