I took most of the last two weeks off from work & from life. I took last Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday off from work and from LIFE! I had absolutely I had to do. No requirements. The laundry, errands and cleaning could wait. It was EXACTLY what I needed. After a very full summer, exhausting fall & crazy football season I haven't had a day 'off' since May or so.
I tried to stay off the internet (except for Twitter. I'm an addict). I ordered a giant grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh & cooked. I turned on my favorite dance-around-and-sing album while I sliced veggies. I read two books - one in a single sitting. I knit. I cuddled with JJ. I took NAPS! I went to Costco because I wanted a Hot Dog and lettuce.
Yesterday was my first run in almost two weeks. It was cold, but I felt ALIVE. So many options for 2011 with my health, family and running. I listened to one of my favorite bands (they'll be on the cruise!).
This morning I threw my running stuff into a bag on a whim and brought it to work with me.
(Am I turning into Marlene?)
I jumped out for a quick run around downtown, quietly laughing at myself for the number of people staring at my bare arms. (What? My arms get warm. I had four layers over my chest (minimizer, sports bra, lululemon tank, and tech shirt) and they were still cold. Arms though? Just fine.)
I'm not one for resolutions. But a few goals I have for 2011:
1. Run a 1/2 marathon. I'm signed up for RnR, but don't want to get hopes set on a single race. Distance instead!
2. Lose another 40 lbs. Not counting the 7 I've regained since October. Oops.
3. Stop spending so much money on random stuff.
4. Enjoy the solo time I have with Mike on the cruise.
5. Be nicer to Mike.
Tomorrow is my first cross-training workout for 2011. I have lunches & dinners sketched out for the rest of the week. I've tracked every calorie I've put in my face today. I feel settled.
2011, I like you so far.