October 17, 2012
So, I am probubly one of the few people who live in Massachusetts who have visited Cape Cod fewer times than I can count on one hand. However, I am pretty lucky... I work for a great company with a great boss who owns property on the cape. He invited my whole company (about 20 employees) to his place for an overnight retreat. His neighbors rent their property as well, so we were able to all sleep in our own beds. It was pretty fantastic!
I got up in the morning and took advantage of the beautiful weather. I went for a run, did some mobility and stretching and of course I had brought my own food along for breakfast. We had a morning work session (with a beautiful view) followed by a great lunch.
After lunch we were introduced to a woman from an organization called "Room to Dream" (http://roomtodreamfoundation.org/). They are a Boston-based non-profit organization
dedicated to creating healing environments for children and adolescents
suffering from chronic illnesses. We participated in a really great design charette as a little healthy "competition" amongst the studios at our office. It was really fun to design a space for a child who has such a great imagination. The Room to Dream foundation picks kids that are chronically ill and makes over their bedrooms (as well as their siblings bedrooms) to allow for them to live as normal as they can, even if they have to sleep in a hospital bed, or need any special equipment/furniture in their space. It was so much fun and we are really looking forward to our firm taking an active roll in a real Room to Dream project in the future!
20 Minute Run
- 10 Air Squats
- 10 Grasshopper
- 10 Pushups