1- Annabel got a palate expander. She has never been one to be particularly zen about discomfort (understatement) so . . . as one might imagine, this has not been a seamless transition for her. I pureed her dinner last night because being hangry was not helping things.
Apparently, it will be in for at least 6 months so survival tips are WELCOME! It’s on her upper jaw and I have to ‘expand’ it daily for the next 10 days. Let’s hope that goes well . . .
2- I am loving the Hobonichi 5-Year Journal! I’m only mad I didn’t buy one 5 years ago.
3- I have finally felt well enough to start doing the Another Mother Runner Many Happy Miles (MHM) workouts. It’s fun to have a training plan again. I run SO SLOWLY compared to my previous self that it’s almost comical. I am hoping that I will get some speed back.
I do however want to continue incorporating the LIIFT4 workouts. MHM has some strength and I like the sessions but they are not nearly the heavy lifting (but with efficiency!) that LIIFT4 contains. And I am vain and want to keep my arm muscles. What can I say.
4- I started reading Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano 2 days ago. OMG. I almost am not sure I can handle it. It’s really well done, but feels almost traumatizing to read (similar to how I felt about Station Eleven which I read at the inopportune time of Jan 2020!).
(Goal for this weekend: put up my 2021 reading list and archive 2020!).
5- I finally feel like I’m getting out of catchup mode though I feel like the ‘real’ 2021 for me has started this week. Josh is on call the next 2 weekends and then I am, so pretty sure things are going to keep moving at a brisk clip.
One of the goals I have for today is to finalize the rest of my work/life calendar (broad scale) for Quintile 1, including choosing one day to take entirely off and hopefully a date weekend in there somewhere (or even just a date overnight).
Okay! Off to run (with a teeeeeensy bit of speedwork thrown in there, wish me luck!)