Running circles

I’ve had a lot on my mind this week, mostly due to events happening to people I know that have made me stop and really think about some things. I felt sorry for myself for a little bit, but I’ve decided to move on from that now and see if I can do something about the things that are really bothering me at the moment.

It’s finally been good weather this week, so today I pulled myself together and got back on the bike for most of the commute to work. I say most of the trip because I still took the seabus across Burrard Inlet, but I rode the rest. Tomorrow I think I’ll take the seabus in the morning and ride the whole way home at night.

This weekend we plan to go riding in Squamish. I’ve missed Squamish trails. I’m looking forward to it. I made the attempt to invite a couple of people from work to come out riding with us – one of them can’t make it, the other one will think about it. Maybe tomorrow I’ll ask a third, although I don’t think she’s ever mountain biked – she just has the bike because her ex used to be a mountain biker and I guess maybe wanted to get her into it or something. Either way, Squamish is a nice place for that sort of thing. Here’s hoping I can convince at least one person to come out; I’m not really sure how else to make outside of work friends if they aren’t really interested in / able to hang out with me outside of work. Or something.

Tonight is a yoga night. We’ve fallen off a bit lately and haven’t been doing the yoga, and I miss it. After biking today yoga seemed like a good idea, so come 9pm we shall yoga.


  • lowkey

    March 29, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    Have you tried joining social clubs? Hiking / camping / biking clubs? That’s what we’re going to do when we get to Seattle in order to meet friends outside of work.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      March 29, 2007 at 9:35 pm

      I have tried a couple of times – went to a photography gathering or two, took a women’s mountain biking course with the intention of finding women to ride with (injured myself out of that one), but nothing really worked out with either of those. I don’t seem to integrate well into groups of people that way… I kind of need one-on-one or very small group contact to really be comfortable with people. Large groups intimidate me, so I tend not to talk to anyone at all.

      I may try again though. Maybe it’s just been the wrong groups up to this point or something.