1- Camp Week #1 is in the books! Or at least it will be after today. G took some time adjusting to a new teacher, but seemed as of yesterday to be happier than she was when she started. A&C seem to be enjoying horseback riding camp and learning a lot though there was a heated debated yesterday as to whether C cantered or merely was ‘fast trotting’ on a particular horse yesterday.
Next week is a repeat of this one and I feel like we are all setting into a routine that is going to change in another 7 days. Oh well!
We are headed to Jeremiah’s Italian Ice to celebrate the first week done. I think Cold Treat Fridays (idea from Kelsey!) might have to be a thing this summer . . .
2- I feel much more at peace work wise. THANK GOODNESS. I am also learning that the only constant in work seems to be change — no team remains stable forever and honestly there are always adjustments to be made! We are planning for orientation week next week which should be fun and uplifting. Fresh new residents are shiny and inspiring and overall it’s just a nice vibe.
3- WORKOUT UPDATE: I ended up sticking with Total Strength 2 (Andy Speer, Peloton) and it’s getting better. I have definitely seen increases in what I can lift — 20 lb x 2 push presses would not have been in my wheelhouse a few months ago. I am currently alternating running + lifting and I’m honestly sort of into both! And I am still feeling the ITCH to train for a longer race. (It isn’t going away!).
Related question – other than Another Mother Runner (which I still enjoy) and Marathon Training Academy, what are some inspiring running-focused podcasts? I’m less interested in elite guests than I am in practical training tips + ‘regular’ runner stories.
4- Annabel wanted to watch the Amanda’s Favorite’s Patreon zoom with me. I just LOVED that she wanted that! It didn’t actually happen but we 100% will watch the video together this weekend.
(Yes I am both a Patreon creator and consumer 🙂 In addition to Amanda’s group above, I subscribe to Planners & Wine and of course cohost our group with Laura for BOBW. We will be doing an interactive ‘midyear goals check in’ later this month so if you’ve been thinking about it and would be interested in this exercise, now might be a fun time to join.)
5- EMAIL VICTORY?? Maybe??! I am down to one screen in my gmail and emptied out my work email. YOU GUYS. My recent inability to get to zero is basically because you are sending me SO MANY wonderful tips and ideas for BLP especially that I need more processing time for them all! I am slightly overwhelmed but also so grateful. I also need to get on scheduling some of the fantastic guest idea suggested. I promise I will get back to all of you and you will hear your questions, tips, and ideas in future episodes.
Okay – it’s total strength time. And we have a fun weekend up ahead too (hopefully weather won’t be TOO terrible as per our usual June situation). Happy almost-actual-summer to all.