April Roundup

I have been in a bit of a funk for the past couple of weeks.   I am a bit depressed and just out of sorts.  I have too many things I would like to be doing but not enough hours in the day.  I am not running as much as I would like.  I am definitely not sleeping enough.  I need to snap out of it but I just can’t seem to get back on track.  Here is my roundup for the month.

  1. Run the Naked Bavarian 40 mile race on March 4, 2017  –  Done.  Read race recap here if you missed it.
  2. Raise $5,000 for Covenant House Pennsylvania – Done March 3, 2017
  3. Run the Dirty German 50 mile race on May 13, 2017 – I ran the Naked Prussian on April 1st but I am NOT prepared for 50 miles.  I have dropped down to 50K (31 miles) am I mad about it? Not really.  The 40 miler was always my big goal and my heart just isn’t in this one.  #sorrynotsorry
  4. Lose the baby weight (starting weight 140) – The scale is no longer my friend.  I am not sure that bitch was ever really a friend.  I am at the same weight I was at the end of January and I know what I need to do, I am just not sure if I have the will to do it.  Thinking about doing the TLS 21 day challenge.  Anyone out there done it before?
  5. Rock climb More – Nope not in April but it will happen in May when we are in Niagara Falls for more climbing.
  6. Travel More – Next up is Niagara Falls for Memorial day weekend.  My hubby and I will also be Ft. Meyers Beach for a quick weekend trip without the kids – what?!? Yes this is happening and I am very excited for it!!!
  7. Blog More – I am happy with the blogging I got done in April and while I would like more, I don’t want to sacrifice the quality for quantity so slow and steady it is.
  8. One small house project a month – My husband and I were able to get the ball rolling on a couple of things but nothing officially got done.  It will.  You know what did get done?!? POTTY TRAINING.  Boom.
  9. Declutter –   I got rid of quite a few things My coworker is having a baby so I gave her a bunch of miscellaneous things.  I sold a bunch of stuff on Facebook Marketplace and donated a bunch more.  This is probably my most completed goal of the month.
  10. Spend less – This goal is hard to measure.  We still spent a bunch of money but it went to HSA account (which is not really spending) and car maintenance.  But as far as buying miscellaneous crap I think we did great.  It helps that I haven’t been able to log into my Amazon regardless of calling them 3 times and emailing them twice.  #worstcustomerserviceever

Overall it wasn’t a bad month.  I just wanted more.  Isn’t that always the case? May is usually a good month for me, both boys will be celebrating their birthdays and the best part of these goals is I get to start all over again each month.  Happy May!

-G

Falling down

falling-down-is-a-part-of-life-getting-back-up-is-living-quote-1Tuesday morning at approximately  6:00 am I was out for a run and I fell.  It happened so quickly but there was this split second moment when I thought “damn I’m falling and there is nothing I can do about it.”  Luckily I was close to a patch of grass and aimed for that but I didn’t get there without first skidding across the sidewalk. It took me a moment to get up.  It was quite shocking. I have to admit I was grateful the sun wasn’t up because it was embarrassing as well.  Although arguably had the sun been up, I probably would not have fallen. The sidewalk  had 4 inch lip and my foot just got caught. Either way I hobbled home, luckily I wasn’t too far, and jumped into the shower to wash off all of the scrapes which hurt like hell.  I kept reminding myself that the pain was nothing compared to giving birth and to suck it up but it really did sting.  So the biggest causality to the fall besides my left knee which should heal okay was my Fitbit.  RIP Fitbit.  You are missed every time I take a step.

Luckily Fitbit has the best customer service around and they sent me a 25% off coupon for a new one.  Hopefully I will be all healed up for my half marathon on Sunday, I think I am going to take the rest of this week off.  I’ve earned it.

Happy Hump Day.

G