1- All’s Well that Ends Well . . . it’s Friday! I am in a much better mood, for no reason in particular. Today has been a good clinical day. I am looking forward to the weekend even though Josh has call.
(I dreaded those weekends for many years when the kids were younger. I always tried to make the best of them, but those solo days with really young kids were just HARD!)
2- I have been influenced to buy collagen. I had this episode of Fuel for the Sole in my queue forever and finally listened this morning. I am not injured but as I am enjoying running more and more, I am very much wanting to prevent injury. Back in my prior marathon training days (like 15 years ago . . .) I remember always improving speed-wise at a certain mileage level (40-50-60+) BUT having injury strike inevitably when I pushed the envelope. Back then, I did little strength training and did a lot of treadmill running. BUT I was also YOUNG.
Anyway, I am going to try it. Let’s face it — I will never know if it helped. But it seems like a reasonable measure to take.
3- Big & Little Adventures. Laura has been featuring this rule all week. I am not always the best at incorporating adventures. And honestly sometimes the idea of bringing kids on adventures solo gives me anxiety. BUT I recognize the value — they do help life feel more full and interesting! — and I want to do more of them. I think there is an element of having to realize that I’m NOT in the little kid/baby phase anymore and can probably take a few more risks when it comes to taking the kids to an event, even on my own.
This weekend hopefully I can come up with some. Does Trader Joe’s count? (Kidding, but I shopped there for the first time in forever last week and actually bought the entire week’s groceries and it was insanely cost-effective and pleasant. I recognize this is the MOST BASIC of stories but I’m telling it anyway. And it did kind of feel like an adventure . . .)
(Also, when I conducted my monthly plan I realized that March is kind of BLAHHH for us. Just not that much planned that is fun or exciting. So I need to add some things to look forward to!)
4- I am swapping out my planner for a bit. I know I know. But I am using my Stalogy notebook as a sort of bullet journal right now and I am LOOOOVINGGGG it. And therefore, I don’t need the daily pages in my Hobonichi so I want to move to a more streamlined weekly (but still have columns because I need to see my time that way). I think I am going to try out the Sterling Ink I ordered “for review” (LOL). I am SURE I will end up back in the Hobonichi at some point because that is just how I roll but this will be a fun um . . . adventure? (My kind of adventure!!!!)
(But since I spent most of my allowance on running items I will just have to hope they are still around in April. I will adjust my spending plan to make room for these . . . )