1- Well, this week sort of felt like a wash.
I guess adjusting to a new school year can be enough of a psychic burden that there is little room for other things. Objectively, things have gone very well! Physically, I feel drained. Josh is off this weekend so that will probably help!
2- Bedtime update #637
On the highly positive side of everyone feeling fatigued, bedtime has been nothing short of miraculous. Last night — yet again — everyone was in bed by 8:30. I have yet to do anything constructive with these newfound 30-60 minutes, but I am thrilled and somewhat shocked that things have worked and the kids have actually (mostly) embraced the new routine.
3- Cutdown run
Today’s prescribed run is 5 miles total, with miles 2-4 at progressively faster paces (9:24, 9:16, 9:06). I do not feel like my training has gone all that well and do not have high hopes for this attempt. Also, it’s already 80F / 88% humidity. I think I just need to be more patient with the weather as well as myself.
4- Podcast that I found helpful this week: The Lazy Genius – How to Pack Lunch for Work. I am also amused by the ice cream graphic that someone chose for the ep. Though I would totally eat that for lunch on occasion.
My work lunches often kind of suck and this episode inspired me to work on it! (We actually have free food on offer for physicians where I work, but I have come to loathe most of what is on offer as well as the act of going to get it.)
5- Current non-fiction read: I thought about rereading Getting Things Done (I like to read it every few years!!) but instead decided to dive into this 2008 sequel:
I do feel like his work has stood the test of time! Though I do giggle at the “PDA” references. (I had one of these briefly during med school. It was literally useless.)