I know I haven’t written much about our tumultuous political upheaval right now. If I am being honest, I have thought about it some, but have not made it a personal focus. In a way, these things fall under “things I cannot control” and thus probably don’t deserve much of my mental energy. Yet if we all feel that way . . . apathy leads in a dangerous direction, I know.
I continue to listen to my preferred news source daily (Up First) and probably should commit to listening to at least one episode of Pantsuit Politics weekly.
I will commit to vote and encourage others around me to vote (adding our primary + election dates into my planner NOW — check your own local website!). I will spend at least a dedicated session researching this voting so I can vote in alignment with my values/beliefs.
We will continue to budget for giving monthly, and will choose causes that align with the most pressing and salient needs (though it is discouraging that there seem to be more of these needs every day).
I will spend some time reading/thinking about these important issues, but not at the expense of the rest of life. I absolutely think being off of social media has helped with this. I feel like I am controlling these inputs so that they don’t control me.
I am definitely feeling the pull to get back into running as more than just a fitness adjunct, but as a hobby/lifestyle. I think it’s the ages of my kids (and probably magnified by my low parenting duties this month).
I decided to sign up for a 5K in September (this one!) just to give me something to try to work on my speed for. I don’t even have a time goal yet. I’d love to get to the point where 8 minute miles are a reality for a 5K race but I think that will take significantly longer than 2 months.
My lifetime PR is under 23 minutes BUT it doesn’t count anymore because #old (that was 2010!!!). A more realistic but still challenging goal is probably 8:30/mi pace, 26:xx range. We will see what is possible! At Coco‘s recommendation, I signed up for RunnersConnect and am eagerly awaiting my training plan.
I will be working on my July goals list and a mid-year goals check in today. Very much looking forward to this! Will report back, plus Laura and I will share goals on next week’s BOBW ep. Oh, and we are doing an interactive mid-year goals check in on the BOBW Patreon tomorrow at 12 pm Eastern if anyone interested!