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Podcast: Best of Both Worlds

Podcast: Best Laid Plans


5 on a Friday: Variety Edition

1- EVERYONE AROUND ME IS OR HAS RECENTLY BEEN SICK. Thus far, I am fine. Will I make it to the starting line of my half marathon unscathed on Sunday? I keep hoping! Trying not to be too distracted thinking about it, but it’s…

February 16, 2024
life Reading Travel

5 Things: A Lot of Forward Motion

1- I am officially returning the Peloton Bike. It was fun to try and served a great purpose while I was recovering from injury, but I will always choose running over biking when I can, and right now . . . I can. I…

February 15, 2024

It was an email emergency!

Okay, not really. But it was starting to feel like one! 730 emails sat in my primary (non-work, gmail) inbox at 12:45 pm (I know the exact time, because I texted Kae to whine about it) and now there are 0 (as of 3:48…

February 14, 2024

Life Stuff (Generally Positive)

Weekend highlights: I know, it’s Tuesday. But it was such a fun weekend! On Saturday, we had Run Club (this is not an official thing really . . but I call it that) dinner (w kids). It was so much fun and it always…

February 13, 2024
Best Laid Plans

Episode #185: Thoughts On Resting Well

This episode is dedicated to a discussion of rest – something we all need. I discuss my recent need for some down time and explore ways to truly rest well even with the challenges of work, kids, and more. Books Mentioned:Real Self Care by…

February 12, 2024

Weekly Workouts + Reading

1 Week Until A1A Half M: 8.5 mi with J + J (run group friends) @ 9:10/mi average T: 12.5 mi workout which included 8 x 1 mi @ “half marathon pace minus 20 seconds”, with 2 min jog recoveries between each. I was…

February 11, 2024
life Work

Feeling Better

An Intentionally Light Day I am giving myself the gift of an intentionally light day today. When I worked full time (and to some extent, during my 80% days), I occasionally took a day off when the kids had school and did whatever with…

February 8, 2024


I have a lot of “DON’T FEEL LIKE IT” energy right now. Like truly, I don’t feel like it. “It” being . . . basically everything. When I reflect on that, I recognize it’s probably mostly okay; I don’t have a crazy week (beyond…

February 6, 2024
Best Laid Plans

BLP #184: February Q&A

Show Notes It’s a Q&A episode! Loved these questions submitted throughout the prior month. Topics include: 1) Update on formalizing the task management of household (vs work) projects 2) Thoughts on Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto 3) “Can you talk about busyness?” 4) 100…

February 5, 2024