1- Podcast rec: I thought this podcast ep from Lisa Woodruff was brilliant:
Her email tactics are fairly similar to mine – she gets down to (almost) inbox 0 regularly but lets it build up strategically so that she’s not always in there and ping-ponging things back and forth. In lieu of printing emails (she does this!), I put to do items straight into my planner. A few things go into Apple Notes. Everything else gets archived. Only one folder (and in my work email only): waiting on / follow up. The one thing I could do better is that she has largely stopped checking email on her phone. I would love to do that!
2- Light reading: I am enjoying this book (my Britney memoir got delayed, #%*#&$). It is a very non-stressful closed-door (meaning: no graphic sex scenes, I just learned that term!) romance and what I needed right now. This is my 4th novel in November so I guess I am in a fiction mode!
3- MY KIDS’ SCHOOL IS CLOSED AGAIN TODAY. Apparently the grounds are still flooded!? Next week they have ONE half day and then no school the rest of the week so . . . wow. They probably will assign makeup days though. (I really hope they do!!). Very very glad I still have full time childcare because otherwise this would have been a very stressful week (today is a patient day).
4- This has been a nearly-normal week of running for me!!!! So relieved. I still get some mild pain in my injured knee ~4 miles into every run but then it gradually fades and by mile 6 I feel totally normal again (!). It has been slightly better every single day so I feel like maybe I am out of the woods. I will be going long tomorrow – we will see how that goes (I will stop if pain is persistent or worsens throughout of course!). I have *not* been strength training. I have a perhaps irrational fear that this might aggravate the knee further and I know many people stop or ease up on strength training a few weeks out from a race anyway.
5- WEEKEND OUTLOOK:
- Josh –> on call
- Soccer games x 2
- Long run x 1
- Very overdue trip to the library (I am getting “please return our books” texts, oops)
- Not much else. I am trying to have a positive outlook about next week — I’m on call. At least the food will be good (and having the office closed Thurs/Friday might actually make things a bit slower/more relaxed, we will see!)