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.
That’s right. It’s December 1st. 👊🏼🎄 Join me for the next ##24DAYSOFPLANKMAS (yeah, I came up with that all by myself 🙄). A challenge or training plan keeps us accountable and face it, we all have five minutes to spare. Who’s in? 🎯🎅🏼🏃🏼♀️ . . . #thepacinglife #runnersofinstagram #fitnesschallenge #whynotyou #whynotnow #hardwork #coaching #coreworkout #challengeyourself #abworkout #plankchallenge #plankaday #strength #journeytofitness #findyourstrong #wantitmore #goaldigger #instarun #runottawa2017 #chicagomarathon
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.