To say my dirty laundry was out of control would be an understatement. I was getting low on all kinds of necessities – undergarments of the running variety, running skirts/capris, running socks… oh and some work clothes :) Part of this has made me wear clothes I haven’t worn in some time. I get caught up in a cycle of clothing so this has made me push past this. Good news. I came home tonight all motivated to get this at least partially under control. I did two loads (big ones). I went upstairs to change them to the dryer and one washer had completely spilled everywhere and my clothes were still sopping wet. Boo! Of course, the part I didn’t mention was the washer was unplugged when I got up there and thanks to a few acrobatics I was able to plug it back in, simply thinking it had come unplugged accidentally. Nope. I rewashed that load (another $1.50). I miss my own washer/dryer! I LOVE doing laundry! Haha, can you tell? Me and the W and the D had moments of silence before I left my last place.
Alright, you probably didn’t click here to read about my laundry woes. Let’s talk a bit of crossfit! Last night was my first night of endurance crossfit. Wow. It was tough but it was really good. We did more running than the other crossfit sessions I’ve attended, which I enjoyed and I worked HARD. So hard, I got a decent headache for a little while and came pretty close to vomiting – yay! Burpees will be the end of me, that’s all I have to say. Oh and I got my first burpee blister. Now I’m official! Outside of endurance sessions, we have runs given to us. This week we have to do some time trials – a 5k, a 40 min time trial and then a 10k. These are supposed to be all out, run hard, come home a sweaty disaster kinds of runs. I’m still trying to figure out my schedule and hopefully next week I’ll be able to hit an actual routine. Tonight I had to work late and missed a WOD session but it wasn’t mandatory. My goal is to make them 4 days a week and then hit the runs the other 3.
When I got home last night, I was BEAT! My whole body was kind of vibrating! I was definitely proud and somehow I am not horribly sore today. I was really surprised.
The other day I was thinking about goals I had set back a few months ago. One of the stress relievers I talked to my students about last week was to sell yourself TO YOURSELF! Don’t forget to congratulate yourself for a job well done! In light of this, here were a few of my goals and the status of each:
Run the RiverBank 25k – DONE!
Run Ragnar – DONE!
Budget – spend less on things and more on experiences – I was doing much better on this before the summer hit. Once I moved I suddenly felt like I had to decorate my apt completely. Then I went on a shoe binge. There were some other necessary items in there too but still, I’ve realized I need to pull back a bit! I’ve got some amazing experiences up ahead and I don’t want to stress about money because I spent too much at Target.
Cross Train – oh man, this was a huge failure for a while. With the addition of crossfit, I’m getting better. Progress is being made.
Train for a marathon – in progress!
Get a new job – DONE!
Eat healthier – hmm, this has been off and on – definitely time to refocus!
Lose 10 lbs – again, off and on and need to refine my healthful routines!
Stress less – in one of my last work evaluations, it was written I needed to learn to manage my stress better. Nothing like having that front and center! I tried yoga for a little while, running of course, sleeping more, sleeping less – all kinds of things! Attitude is a major part of this so I’m working on reframing my thinking so I see the positives rather than the negatives. I also started drinking tea :) I don’t know, I think this will always be a learning curve for me. I am naturally an anxious person but I’m mindful of this and working on it!
I think there were other goals but these are ones I can think of and that have been on my mind lately. While there are areas I need to refine, I’m proud of myself for the goals I’ve met! I’m excited what I’ve accomplished and it does make me feel more encouraged. If you are having a rough day, try thinking of what goals YOU have accomplished and then give yourself a MAJOR pat on the back!