This’ll be my first “virtual coffee date.” I’ve had a lot of thoughts tumbling around in my head and they aren’t exactly jiving into any one category. So instead, I’ll just sit down and chat with you just like we were grabbing coffee (by the way, I usually order a soy or almond milk latte or a mocha, what do you get?).
If we were to have coffee together, I’d tell you that…
This week has been emotional. Between the Orlando shooting and the child not much older than Siena who was taken away by a crocodile, my heart broke this week. The mom in me can’t help but put myself in the shoes of that poor mother and my heart breaks for her. The Orlando shooting was terrifying and has really had me reflecting on what our country is turning into. There is too much hate.
I miss Siena every single work day. She is changing and growing so quickly and I feel like I’m missing out on the little moments. I don’t get enough quality time with her and I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching to figure out how to change that.
I’ve had a lot of workout highs lately. I started another 21 Day Fix challenge group this week and I’m doing the original 21 Day Fix (in the past I’ve done Extreme) for the first time (and I’m so sore!). Becoming a Beachbody Coach again was a really great decision. I’ve joined an inspiring group of coaches this time and I’m learning a lot more about the business than last time. But that’s not what makes me happy – it’s helping people. I’ve loved hosting the challenge groups and seeing people make incredible, potentially life long changes in their habits which will make them healthier and happier in the long run.
With just five months to go until the New York Marathon, it’s time to start thinking about training plans. I did some research and got a little overwhelmed and then researched coaches and decided that wasn’t the route I want to go either. Ultimately, my goal for the race is to train well and enjoy the race. As of now I don’t plan to “race” it. I want to run strong, enjoy the day and not be totally ruined from an intense effort so that I can’t enjoy being a tourist in New York afterward. This is my happy, bucket list race. BQ and PR races are still in my future but for now, it’s just time to enjoy running for what it is.
Trump potentially becoming President really frightens me. I’m NOT one to talk politics on my blog, so I won’t go in too deep on this one, but seriously – it scares me that he’s even gotten this far and scares me even more to think of what he could do with control of our country.
I’m counting down the days until I don’t have to pump anymore! I literally am. I made an excel spreadsheet. 65 work days to go!
I’m obsessed with podcasts lately. They have turned my 20-30 minute daily commute into educational, inspiring and/or entertaining moments for myself. My go-tos are Running on Om (favorite), NPR politics, Team Beachbody, Rich Roll and Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield. I tend to listen to the more educational ones on the way to work and more entertaining ones on the way home.
Siena is doing great with Baby Led Weaning (is anyone interested in a full post on this?) and is now eating three meals and a snack a day. We started sending food to day care about two weeks ago and it seems to be going well so far. It’s not a lot of extra work to send the food – I just prepare a little more for dinner and also make one big thing in advance (such as these oatmeal spinach pancakes or these frittata fingers).
What is new with you? What would you tell me if we went out for coffee? How’s training, how’s parenting, how’s life?