News flash: in two weeks I’ll be sitting in back to school workshop meetings.
Summer has flown by, as always. About every summer, around this time I realize how little I’ve accomplished in terms of curriculum writing, house projects, etc… and I usually try to squish everything remaining on my to-do list in a couple weeks. It works out well, [insert eye roll emoji].
What is a typical summer day, you might ask? Where has all your time gone, you may say?
Well, let me tell you sunshine –
8:00/8:30 – Ace & I typically roll out of bed, although he usually takes some convincing
9:00/10:00 – We’ve been running every morning the past three weeks. I was really smart, and signed up for a half marathon in October,
which I’m now regretting I’m really looking forward to it.
10:00-12:00 – I usually clean up a bit, run any errands needed, or do miscellaneous things around the house
12:00-2:00 – Outside time. Ace hunts; I lounge in the sun
2:00-4:00 – Ace’s nap time I’ve work on house projects, [not really], and/or work on school curriculum, [yeah, right]; I really just catch up on trashy T.V.
4:00/5:00 – I start to think about getting dinner ready, look up recipes, and cook up something yummy
Sooo, when I look at my daily activities, it’s pretty obvious I waste a lot of time. However, one my long-term goals is to focus on being present to help my anxiety & I think a lot of relaxing this summer has helped with that goal.
I have spent some time organizing, writing, and reflecting in the office; I’ve had great company as I look over 5th grade curriculum –
How can you not love that face??
Speaking of Ace, he’s been a wonderful running partner in the morning, [when I can convince him to get out of his bed]. I will admit, it’s felt good to get up and just run. It used to be such a part of my life in college, and I’ve really gotten away from it. It’s nice to have a reason to get back in the swing of things, and obviously, to get in a bit better shape.
For my training program, I’ve been using this app called skyfit & it is THE BEST. Not only does it have multiple types of workouts – treadmill, outdoor running, elliptical, cycling, yoga, strength training, and different training programs for marathons. It’s like having your own personal trainer. It’s been very motivating & I would highly recommend it to anyone!
The past couple weeks have also brought some events/news involving some of my closest friends that have reminded me to be present, soak in moments, and to love. Life can change in an instant & I never want to take it for granted.
Off to snuggle with Ace, [see above schedule], before I have to start thinking about dinner plans.
xo my babies.