Monday, July 21, 2014

Day #14/14 (!!!)

YAY!  Although I shouldn't celebrate just yet -- still have to get through the night.  I am rather spent and ready to go upstairs and just read for a little bit.  Today was spent furiously checking off boxes and getting through things -- but I have to say that in the end it was a productive day.

I listened to a Tara Brach podcast the other morning where she went through a series of guided reflections on living with a limited amount of time left.  She asked listeners to imagine how they might live with:

-- only 1 year left
-- only 1 month left
-- only 1 day left
-- only a few moments left

It was both interesting and sad to think about.  Our time here IS limited, even if we don't have a clear endpoint.  I don't want to waste any of it.

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workout:  3 mile treadmill run -- IN THE EVENING!  Although I did it while A was still awake, while Josh put her to bed.  He sometimes (maybe 50% of the time?) misses bedtime altogether, so I figured this way they could get their father-daughter bonding in and I could have a successful day #1 of my experiment :)

I did quasi intervals: 6 - 7 mph, with 3 1 minute walk breaks.  Apparently I am a lot less energetic on nighttime runs.  (Also my butt is still sore from Sunday's barre3 workout.)

interesting:  Gretchen Rubin's post on stunt projects.  I am the queen of the stunt project (cooking through Martha Stewart's Great Food Fast, 9 million resolution/happiness goals, even this current blog series :) ).  I happen to really like them.  My take is that if the stunt project isn't enjoyable enough to continue after the defined endpoint is reached -- well then, perhaps it wasn't meant to be a permanent thing.

positive:  14/14!  Nothing negative about that!  Also, I caught up on a lot of nagging work tasks that were dragging me down.

picture: A's jersey may not be relevant anymore but it doesn't take away from her enthusiasm.