For the time being, the weeks fill up quickly and I take on the challenge of having at least one or two nights per week at home – to do nothing. I love a good mix of days where I’m busy, meeting up with friends, heading out for group runs, stretching out at yoga, and then just cruisin’ straight to the couch with my laptop & sweatpants.
The latter really balances out everything else.
Monday I swapped an outing for a run around the ‘hood with Kate (which was exactly what both of us needed on that day); Tuesday I kept the slate clean, no plans and nothing but “relax” on the agenda.
Last night I was out n’ about, and thanks to the 20 minute wait for the Metro, I got home around 10. Now I realize that hour isn’t breaking any records or shocking anyone, by any means, but when you have a 5:20 alarm coming for you and haven’t had dinner by 10 pm….well, “do as I say, not as I do”, says the late-night-eating, early-alarm-setting RD.
Today, when the clock struck 5:20 and my phone let out that obnoxious squeal, my brain and legs didn’t meet me in the middle.
Nope. The brain turned off the alarm; the legs stayed put in bed.
An hour later, I woke up with a jolt, knowing I left the Run-buddy hanging.Gah!
Overslept? Okay, fine. Not a great start to the day. Getting another hour of sleep? Okay, body, I hear you. I demand balance, you demand some shut-eye!
For a solo adventure (unusual, for me and these running legs), I quickly* mapped out a new route, got dressed and headed out the door in the sunshine (also unusual, for me). It was a relatively warm morning, the route was great, the muscles agreed with all aspects of this plan, and I had a good run.
Six miles later? Morning = salvaged.
*"Quickly” creating a new route may not be your best move. You may forget where exactly to turn, and what exact street you’re even looking for. Just don’t get lost.
Balance = restored.
I came home to the radio on blast and Christmas music filling up the living room. (and a certain someone loving every beat). These holiday weeks might be a little crazy, but man, they’re fun.
How’s the week shaping up for you?
Keeping things in check, in balance, and in the holiday spirit?