You might have noticed some access issues on the blog recently. Or you might have just assumed that I took off for sunnier pastures. Both are correct. It might be another day before things are cleared up on the blog, but I’m taking advantage of this little window of access to let you know that I’m still around. And the sunnier pastures were lovely. This was my view each morning as I laced up my running shoes and did my part towards replenishing the ocean on my very, very sweaty runs. I ran the length of a marathon (stretched out over the course of a week), and the views and the sweat never got old. Not when there’s a long, leisurely day (and an ocean dip) stretching ahead of me at the end.