This will be my most challenging week so far when it comes to training and it repeats with the same schedule next week. I’m convincing myself that I only need to focus on one thing at a time and to not let myself stress out over what is yet to come. Be present, stay focused, it’ll all come together.
One thing that is a priority this week is getting back to a Miracle Morning routine. I used to do this and found it really beneficial in starting my day less stressed, more productive and more focused. In the summer, I feel like I am chasing my tail with driving my kids around, trying to squeeze in fun stuff, keep a clean house, stay organized and keep to my running schedule. It’s a lot to manage and remain a nice person to be around…
An additional thing that I’ve been working on at home is minimizing and I’ve been doing really well with this. I’ve found that having less “stuff” around home results in me cleaning and organizing less. Cody’s room was the project last week/this weekend and it looks much better now. He decided to get rid of many small things that he doesn’t use and we were even able to get rid of a cube shelf that used to be full of stuff. I also completely cleaned out our silverware drawer and the area under our sink that was a mess and got rid of a few things, cleaned it and organized it. Same with the medicine cabinet last week. It feels good to walk into a space or to open a door and to not be consumed with chaos and clutter.
Today was day 1 when it comes to my Miracle Morning routine – yay! I got up at 5:30, made a cup of detox tea, meditated with the Insight Timer app, did my affirmations through Think Up, focused on my vision board, journaled and read for 15 minutes. I’ll be doing my physical activity portion over my lunch break with a strength training session.
Here is an outline of why my week of training looks like this week:
Monday – Rest (yoga & weights)
Tuesday – 4
Wednesday – 8
Thursday – 4 (4.25)
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 22 (22)
Sunday – 10 (10)
Miles Scheduled – 48
Actual Miles – 48.25
I knew the 8 miles that were scheduled for Wednesday would be a challenge. It was my turn to drive Dominik to weight lifting, work, run some errands with Cody, pick Dominik up from work and go back and forth to vacation bible school in the evening. The mom taxi had lots of stops…and work! The only way that I could squeeze it in would be a really early run – starting around 4:30 am so that I could get home around 6, make sure my boys are up and get in a 5 minute shower before heading out the door with them. I’m happy to report that I got it done 🏃🏼♀️