Thinking Out Loud Thursday #6


Another Thinking Out Loud Thursday – linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons.

#1 — Effort v1

Each Thursday I read Rebecca’s TOLT posts and I think. “How does she find time to do that EVERY week?” Of course, like exercise, it just has to happen. So today I took a few minutes for myself and wrote this and one other blog post. I really must try to do this more often because (1) I enjoy the writing process and (2) it is good for me to exercise my brain in a different way.

#2 — Effort v2

Much of this year has been whipping by, and November was no exception. With the days getting shorter and colder, I did not get out to run at all even though I said I would.  On the weekend, however, my brother-in-law and exercise mentor reminded my that this is our off-season. Not sit on your butt and do nothing season, but off-season when we do other things for exercise. Sure I am not running outside, but I do skate 2 or 3 times a week as a ringette and hockey coach. I walk the dog daily. I walk all over my school daily. But still I need to do more.  So not that December is upon us, I am heading back to the workout spoace in my basement and revving up the SWORKIT app for some stretching and HIIT workouts. at the very least I will be more relaxed and will have a fighting chance at staving off the holiday eating.  Also, today I started Jayme Rae‘s #24DAYSOFPLANKMAS challenge.


I managed 50 seconds of plant work today to get things started. Yay me!

#3 — Family

Recent events have reminded me yet again the importance of family. Lots of hugs for my wife and kids these days.