Quiet Before The Storm

After a two hour delay at SFO, we arrived yesterday in the early evening. Alyssa and I parted ways at the airport - she to visit with friends for the evening and me to my downtown hotel. I took a cab into the city, checked in, then promptly climbed into the hotel's signature "heavenly" bed. Although this trip is all about running with friends, I looked forward to savoring some alone time in a hotel room. I was excited to indulge in room service, catch up on reading and watch the premiere of Scandal.

And it really was heavenly. As was my solid 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

This morning I woke up feeling more rested than I have in weeks. I ordered more room service and have enjoyed having uninterrupted time to do some writing (including this post!). It kinda reminds me of the SATC episode where Carrie goes to the Stanhope Hotel to getaway from all the distractions at home so she can write in peace. Its so much easier to write without feeling obligated to check and respond to work emails, or deal with the distraction of things that need to be done around the house.

I am enjoying this experience way too much to want to leave. I had planned to go for a walk and explore the downtown area, but with the threat of thunderstorms looming I requested a late check-out instead.

While I can't wait to meet up with Alyssa and Renee (who arrives later today) in a few hours, I can't think of a better to have gotten this running weekend started.