Monday really gets shat on. I mean, I doubt Monday ASKED to be the designated day of the week for going back to work or school. I doubt Monday WANTED to be the day that comes after our weekly “vacations.” Poor Monday. What did Monday ever do to you, other than be completely reliable about showing up RIGHT ON TIME, every week?
From here on out, I designate this day as Monday Funday. To celebrate this glorious day, let’s make a list (oh trusty lists, how I love you) of the good things about Monday. Because there is GOOD in everything, sometimes you just have to find it.
- ”DIET STARTS MONDAY!”: This is a phrase I use often on the weekends. Mostly in jest, but there’s also a bit of truth in it. The point here is, Monday gives you a chance to “start over.” New week, new goals, new whatever. I guess you can start over on Tuesday or Friday if you want, but come on, that’s just silly. AND it’s scientifically* proven that holding off on that which you can do today (aka Tuesday-Sunday) until Monday is better for your health and for successful results. (*Maybe sorta not.)
- Holidays: Mondays are our favorite day for holidays. Who doesn’t LOVE a Monday on Memorial Day or Labor Day? It’s really not fair to toy with Monday’s emotions like that — I love you, now I hate you. As a result, Monday is definitely the most insecure day of the week ever.
- Google Reader Holy Grail: I’m quite the fan of Google Reader. Google Reader and I usually take a break over the weekend. (If not, you can bet I was procrastinating on cleaning out my drawers or scrubbing the toilet or some other task full of suckage.) Either way, Google Reader on Monday makes me giggle like a middle schooler girl who can’t wait to catch up on the weekend’s juicy gossip.
- Weekend Recap: Monday is the perfect time to recap your weekend. What is it they say? “Don’t be sad because it’s over, SMILE BECAUSE IT HAPPENED!” Pretty sure that’s a direct quote from Gandhi.
So, cue me telling you what I did this weekend. I went on a bike ride from Georgetown to Mount Vernon (*see map for edited route and notes), which is a MUST DO in DC. It’s a great trail, with lots of beautiful sites. You can even stop near the edge of the Reagan Airport runway and give yourself clammy hands while watching planes take off (or land, depending on the wind, I think?) right over your head!!!
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures (because I suck), except this one post-ride. Corona’s are just so photogenic, I couldn’t resist.
Here is some commentary on the ride: