I was finally able to do a “regular” workout session after a week vacationing in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, with my in-laws (post for a later time).

It is really interesting how after a year and a half of working out at least 4 days a week, my body now asks for exercise. I really feel the need to do something that lets off some steam, and burn some calories while doing so.

Exercise has become a mind palace where I can just “lay back” (I’m actually running or walking briskly, or doing jumping jacks, or something) and let my mind breathe and wander around. Exercising without headphones on has been an unexpected joy lately, although I’m not going exclusively headphone-free most of the time, since that’s also one of my favorite moments to catch up with my ever-growing list of podcasts that I want to listen to.