Reflective Night + Chill Day
Last night Josh and I went to Yot to celebrate my transition. We had a new babysitter come who was great – excited about having another option for date night or weekend coverage! It was a reflective and interesting day, and we talked a lot about long term goals — a natural thing for the start of a a new financial quarter AND my career shift.
To some extent, I find myself leaning away from prior thoughts of FIRE (though I still love reading blogs/listening to podcasts in this realm – PoF and TPP are two faves!). We had done our quarterly financial reckoning (interestingly, the damage was not quite as bad as Q2 2022 but net worth was still down thanks to the stock market. At least we didn’t have crypto holdings!?). We have definitely had some lifestyle inflation in the following areas: the kids’ school, camp, activities, and travel. BUT while recognizing this is an incredibly privileged position, I am loathe to give up any of those things! So that leaves: cut back on other things (not terribly enticing), earn more, or work for longer. Or maybe a mix . . .
We didn’t make it to Trader Joe’s for our fall pilgrimage yesterday, so we will go today and return home for an All Things Pumpkin lunch! I’m excited. Later, I think Josh will take the kids swimming while I do my usual prep-for-the-week routine.
M – 3 mi run @ 9:56/mi (77F / 92% humidity)
T – 4.4 miles on the treadmill (due to the tropical storm/hurricane), 0.5% incline – 1.5 mi warmup @ ~11:00/mi, then 1 min at speeds 8:00 – 8:20 pace alternating with 1 min jogs, then cooldown.
W – Peloton Strength – 30 min Callie full body workout
R – 5.3 mi total – 1 mi warmup @ 11:21/mi, 3 miles @ tempo – average 9:03/mi, ~1 mi cooldown. (76F / 88% humidity)
F – 4 miles easy @ 10:32/mi, a glorious 65F / 87% humidity
S – Peloton Strength – 30 min Rad Lopez full body + 20 min Kristen McGee yoga. Also a walk later (~2.5 mi)
S – Long run 8 mi @ 10:53/mi. Took it very relaxed + it felt great! 74F / ?? humidity because it’s not showing up for some reason.
Weekly Total = 24.7 mi / strength x 2 / yoga x 1. This is about right — just working on building mileage as I ramp up into eventual half marathon training for A1A!