This past weekend was another sort of ‘meh’ one, and I’m not even sure why. Josh was super tired (which makes sense since he has taken a ton of call lately, and has been insanely clinically busy . . . and don’t get me started on his after-hours notes burden).
There was more screen time than I would have liked, though we did some fun things: TJ’s fall pilgrimage, a date night, kids went on late afternoon pool trip with Josh on Sunday while I made dinner. AND I got in my workouts. So objectively, all good!
BUT also, probably ~5 hours of kid iPad time over the 2 days combined, and the behavioral #$*# that always seems to go with it. Plus I just hate to think about what they are doing on their devices for that length of time. I mean I don’t feel good when I spend hours on my devices in that kind of fashion, why would they? An hour here or there doesn’t bother me. The long stretches do. During some of that time, Josh was playing a video game with Cameron. I kind of get that it’s something they can do together – and they were playing some spaceship launching game so ummm it’s science-adjacent? But still.
Also, I ate like total garbage. I am definitely hungrier when I am running more and I have to figure out how to manage that better – probably more protein. I’m pretty sure “more cookies” is not the answer. Or at least not the answer that will provide me with an outcome I am happy with.
Sooo, I was feeling a bit negative. But there is good news: every weekend is a chance to do it again! Even at the end of a month (need to remind myself of that since you all know I am HIGHLY attuned to the calendar page 🙂 ).
I will work on my Fall Outings list and make sure we pick fun and OUTDOORS activities for next weekend, since our weather is finally starting to improve and it feels like we earned it by surviving another South FL summer. I will do a more intentional weekend meal plan & will share here on Fridays. I will discuss our screen time limits again with Josh + the kids and come up with a sustainable plan.
I mean we haven’t hit “cool”, but this is definitely an improvement!
On a slightly related note, I had a great run this morning! My runnersconnect plan had this on it, and I was intimidated:
BUT I cranked the Apple Music Pop Hits playlist and managed mile splits of 8:22, 8:38, and 8:34. Yay! It was 70F/87% (as opposed to 79F/90%) so that probably helped. It was a great way to start the day. I love seeing improvement with training!