I have no idea what is going on with me physically, but this past week I have been insanely tired. Not weary or draggy, but more just wanting to lie down and sleep. My typical response to those feelings is to add more caffeine (tall blonde roast please) while making sure to get my daily endorphin rush in the form of a workout. But for the past ~10 days or so, I’ve just leaned into it, going to bed early and (especially!) taking naps when G does.
I indulged in said naps on both days this weekend. Saturday = 2 hours; Sunday = about 1 hour. Since time is finite, getting more rest means saying no to other things. This weekend I skipped my workouts.
Seriously. WHO AM I.
I think it’s just a) the time of year and b) cumulative work/life stress and c) maybe half marathon training, though I don’t feel like I’ve trained all that hard. All I know is that giving myself permission to truly be lazy this weekend felt really good. Sometimes — just sometimes — I have to remind myself that the plans and scheming that I do for myself is optional.
We are headed into a new week, with T-2 weeks to go until WINTER BREAK (kids off a mere 17 consecutive days and Josh working 12 of those!). I feel like everyone is trying to cram in 842733 social events before January hits, which makes little sense because I’m sure we will be just as happy to socialize in January or February when the calendar isn’t crammed full to bursting. I am going to continue to remind myself: OPTIONAL, OPTIONAL, OPTIONAL. We will enjoy some things and skip others. I will take some time to relax each day (I did gift myself ~2 hours of morning babysitting on many of those days Josh is working so that I can work out in a leisurely manner). I will read and take naps. I will take the easy route for gifts (IE CASH, IE what everyone wants anyway other than our kids).
On an unrelated note, Josh and I saw Knives Out and I absolutely loved it. Perfect escape + ending to a lazy day (and because of my nap I didn’t spend half of it fighting sleep like I often do at movies). Today is actually a rather special day as we are both OFF to celebrate his birthday. On the docket: massages & planning our 2020 vacations.
And on another unrelated note, NYTimes released a list of 100 notable books for 2019 a couple of weeks ago. I am having fun curating potential reading lists for 2020. I just finished Fleishman Is In Trouble (thank you for the recommendation, really liked it!) and am happy to find my desire to read back with a vengeance. Reading goes well with being lazy too . . .
Last week’s workouts:
M – Dirty 30 Extreme (5, 8, 10 lb weights)
T – 6 mi slow + relaxed (10:/27/mi)
W – Upper Fix Extreme
R – 4 mile interval run, 9:14/mi average
Friday – Sunday – rested
This week’s dinner plan:
M – kale/chickpea soup from Dinner Illustrated and german chocolate cake for Josh’s bday (yesterday!)
T – salmon / sweet potatoes / green beans
W – chicken tikka masala w/ cauliflower from Dinner Illustrated
R – out w/ vascular surgery group
F – out (briefly) at GME holiday party
S – out with friends (sushi)
S – make quinoa & veggie stew from Dinner Illustrated