I had forgotten how long the first week after a vacation can be.
I had forgotten how quickly it feels as if last week was a year ago, or a dream.
Yet I was away long enough that my legs and lungs forgot how to run, and retraining myself back to a 5K, though it took less time than I thought it would, seemed very, very long. Retraining myself for yoga after weeks of not doing so much as a downward facing dog, was embarrassingly challenging.
My legs and arms ache a little from the effort.
My head wasn’t used to thinking about my job. I had to reteach myself the jargon and relearn where we keep everything in the file system. And that’s probably why my head hurts as much as it does.
It’s Friday. And that’s a beautiful thing.
But it took its sweet time getting here.