Currently avoiding all the usual work BS and thinking about some big ideas and creative projects (both personal/house and work!)
Something about Fridays always get me in the big picture thinking kind of mood. As opposed to Mondays, when I’m like, “Get outta my way, I’m gonna get shit DONE.”
When I first started this (last? I don’t know) round… when I first started running regularly in 2010 and then training for races in 2011 all my workouts were after work. If I had late reports to do, I would stay to do it then train home or just get it after I ran, which worked when my commute was 45 minutes, all within the city or urban-suburb. Plus Nick worked until 8 most nights so I had those few hours to just focus on me without being tempted to spend time with him (on the couch, watching TV).
In 2013 and through 2014, I’ve been getting most of my workouts in during my lunch break. It’s slower at work for me during that timeframe typically since reports tend to be backloaded at the end of the day. I can disappear for an hour or so, get my sweat on, rinse off and get back before I’m missed too much. Plus, with a 90 minute commute each way and Nick being home before me, there’s a lot of snuggle temptation upon getting home, so it’s that much harder to get my ass up and out the door.
But lately with the vast amount of homework I have (2 online graduate classes) in addition to a full workload, I just haven’t had the time or energy to sneak out at midday. I keep deciding that getting homework accomplished will make me a less stressed human being overall than sweating for 20 minutes and schlepping through the frozen tundra to do it. However, that means that I’m then facing the “but I don’t wannnnnnnnnnas” when I get home, and again prioritizing dinner and decompression over sweat.
I KNOW that regular exercise is good for me, not just physically but emotionally (stress management); I am just struggling with finding a routine that works for me.
Tried to convince myself to get on the bike trainer but I am just too mentally wiped out today. Did 20 minutes of self paced yoga. Perfection.
“Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem.”
I think it’s finally been long enough.
I miss racing.
Pulling stuff to put on my inspiration wall of adventure — including my race medals — didn’t hurt either.
(PS, No, I am not coming to SF to race… yet. <3)
Two hours at the gym Saturday.
Rest day yesterday.
Today is a must move day.
Started with a hot shower and a big glass of water.
Thankful that I have 5 days to get everything done this week instead of 4.
Ready for coffee numero uno.
In between massive amounts of homework this weekend, we did find time for a few house projects. Plus I made some art. It’s been a long time since I’ve played around or been creative for no reason.
Every inch of my body is jelly elliptical pool whirlpool talking to Iron Man I’m even typing this by using my microphone on my phone because I’m 2 tired
Anonymous asked: Favorite thing going on in your life right now? Least favorite thing?
Right this moment my favorite thing is texting old friends while snuggling in a homemade quilt from one of my best girlfriends. It’s the little things.
Least favorite is constantly ditching physical activity or taking care of myself to get work or homework done.
Sure, why not
I’m drinking vodka and bored.
I’m drinking wine and also bored.
Do your worst.
I’m drinking selzter and ALSO also bored.
I will answer with simultaneous snark and sincerity to the best of my ability.
By hour I mean probably 10 minutes before I fall asleep on the couch.