YAY! Although I shouldn’t celebrate just yet — still have to get through the night. I am rather spent and ready to go upstairs and just read for a little bit. Today was spent furiously checking off boxes and getting through things — but I have to say that in the end it was a productive day.
I listened to a Tara Brach podcast the other morning where she went through a series of guided reflections on living with a limited amount of time left. She asked listeners to imagine how they might live with:
— only 1 year left
— only 1 month left
— only 1 day left
— only a few moments left
It was both interesting and sad to think about. Our time here IS limited, even if we don’t have a clear endpoint. I don’t want to waste any of it.
workout: 3 mile treadmill run — IN THE EVENING! Although I did it while A was still awake, while Josh put her to bed. He sometimes (maybe 50% of the time?) misses bedtime altogether, so I figured this way they could get their father-daughter bonding in and I could have a successful day #1 of my experiment 🙂
I did quasi intervals: 6 – 7 mph, with 3 1 minute walk breaks. Apparently I am a lot less energetic on nighttime runs. (Also my butt is still sore from Sunday’s barre3 workout.)
interesting: Gretchen Rubin’s post on stunt projects. I am the queen of the stunt project (cooking through Martha Stewart’s Great Food Fast, 9 million resolution/happiness goals, even this current blog series 🙂 ). I happen to really like them. My take is that if the stunt project isn’t enjoyable enough to continue after the defined endpoint is reached — well then, perhaps it wasn’t meant to be a permanent thing.
positive: 14/14! Nothing negative about that! Also, I caught up on a lot of nagging work tasks that were dragging me down.
picture: A’s jersey may not be relevant anymore but it doesn’t take away from her enthusiasm.