Is anyone else feelin’ really on top of the week already because of your extra hour of sleep? Sunday was pretty much glorious for me because I woke up before my alarm and actually felt rested! A first for me in weeks!
However, that was all shortlived when last night I came to realized that it was wayyy too dark to go on a run after work. I’ve got to be honest, I did not forsee how challenging running would be with a full-time job. Just as I started to like the idea of running after work, now it is definitely too dark by the time I get off work because of the time change. Dang it! Back to square one.
Last night, I rushed out of work as soon as I could, but could only get to my running spot by about 5:30 pm. And it was pitch black out! I ran about a half mile of my usual trail because it was lit by street lamps and then turned back. So I got about a mile in outside. Let me tell you – driving out of your way to run a measly mile is pretty lame.
When I got back home, I went to the gym to finish another mile on the
worst machine ever invented treadmill just to get my planned 2 miles in. Although it wasn’t what I was hoping for by any means, it felt good to get 2 miles in like I’d hoped. And in about 19 minutes, which is pretty good for me.
I think part of the reason I was so motivated to finish my workout was because I got some new workout goodies on my lunch break. There’s a Marshalls right around the corner from my work (so dangerous!) so I went to browse on my break.
I got some yoga-like workout pants and new running socks. I think I’ve been wearing the same workout/running socks for like 4 years… It was time for an upgrade!
The socks were really comfy for my run and will be good for the winter since they’re a little thicker. Not that I’ll be getting outside much…
After my workout, I had a French bread pizza for dinner. I used the leftover French bread from the weekend and whipped up an easy dinner.
I could eat something this simple every night! Tatsy, healthy and it only took about 5 mintues. My kind of meal 🙂
I know it’s a couple of days into November, but I do want to put some goals out there for the month.
I haven’t given a ton of thought as to what I want this month’s focus to be, but… I’ve been working a month now and I still feel as if I’m just surviving, but not thriving. I know adjusting to work takes time, but I feel it’s been long enough to really start setting some goals for myself to kick things into gear.
The past month has been a huge struggle to keep workout out a normal routine. One of my goals is to make a workout schedule each week and try my hardest to follow through with it. I have been giving myself a lot of slack lately, but if I can manage, I want to push myself to reach those goals. Without a good workout, I am just not my best self.
I also want to…
- read the book of Revelation this month. I’ve never read it and realized I really want to know more about that part of the Bible and my faith. It’s 22 chapters, so I’m confident I can read a chapter or so a day until the end of the month.
- find a better groove with blogging. I have a lot that I intend to blog about but either don’t have the time for, or wait too long to get those topics out of my head. I also want a better work/life balance when it comes to blogging. It’s not my life, but I want to thrive on the blog as well.
- spend less time stressed out and more time enjoying my life. I have been way too caught up in stress lately and it’s affecting everything. I know it has to change or I’m going to snap.
That’s about all I can fit onto my plate, but I’m happy to see a list of goals that is not the length of my arm right now.
Questions for You:
- What are you focusing on this month? Do you like to set goals for each month?
- What motivates you to workout?