1- Completely honored to be part of this Mom Hour episode today!
It was particularly thrilling because I got to chat with Christine Koh in addition to Sarah Powers. (Kelsey of Girls Next Door Podcast was supposed to be there too, but was sick – missed her! Apparently she will be doing an Insta Live component next week).
2- Speaking of Insta . . . I’m still off. SUPER off. After putting up my ‘away message’ at the end of November, I have remained abstinent. I went through a brief phase in early December where I was sneakily perusing Reddit (goddamn it the pull of social media!) but that has since been deleted from my phone as well.
I do actually enjoy my life more without social media! Who knew!? I also just don’t think it is something I can moderate. I am grateful that I do not ‘need’ it for my career. (Though Cal Newport would probably argue that very few people truly do.)
3- Finished Apples Never Fall. First novel of the year, and honestly? I loved it. Not deep, but totally FUN and still touched on some ‘bigger’ more poignant topics.
4- Running. I had a great interval run this morning (5 x 1K @ tempo pace, which is supposed to be ~9:00/mi but I did slightly faster than that –although maybe on the Garmin it would have been ~9:00). I have been running a bit more consistently the past few weeks (though still not very high mileage – under 20/week!).
I think I had sort of convinced myself that I would never be able to run faster again, but this gives me hope. It wasn’t even that cool out (it was ~70 – not hot, but not amazing weather either).
I don’t necessarily think I will be able to beat my old PRs (set before I turned 30!) but maybe I can get closer than I thought.
5- Happy first week of the year. I guess we made it through the first 7 days of 2022, for better or for worse. Not getting COVID this week and having 3 kids still in school feels like a victory and minor miracle. Thinking of everyone out there dealing with viral symptoms or the accompanying SIGNIFICANT logistical challenges. It will get better!