STICKING TO | regular mediation and yoga classes. They make me feel good.
PARTICIPATING IN | a February Mileage Challenge with my Peloton Streakers Group. 280 miles (walked/run/cycled) for the month. I am up to 190+ as of today.
NEEDING | new running shoes. My current outdoor pair has to be replaced ASAP. They don’t look that bad overall and mileage is still acceptable, but I know the treads been wearing down and I am starting to feel little knee and back twinges after longer runs that is a sure sign for me that my footwear is on its way out.
equally AMAZED and FRUSTRATED BY | science. I’ve been working on this one (supercool!) project for months now and I feel like we’re constantly making two steps forward, one step back (sometimes two). I’ve learned so much, I am thinking more and more critically about the problem and what we’re trying to accomplish ( and that’s exciting and fun!), but we only have limited time and resources to produce results.
FEELING | behind and a little stressed because we’re having a project meeting tomorrow where we have to present an update on the progress of our study. It’s not like we have nothing to report – and sometimes reporting that things didn’t work as anticipated – is part of the process. I try to remind myself of that.
READING | Drums of Autumn (Outlander #4) by Diana Gabaldon.
EATING | (pickled) beets. They’re tasty! Did you know they’re super-easy to make at home and that beets are excellent for your gallbladder? Do you incorporate them into your diet? (Random info, I know. Maybe I will share more about how I know that in a later post.)
DRINKING | a gallon of water a day.
BUYING | expensive groceries. Damn, are you all feeling the inflation? It’s incredibly sobering when every stop at the grocery store feels like you’re leaving a small fortune behind.
LOOKING FORWARD TO | the long weekend (Monday is President’s Day and I get the day off).
ENJOYING | the spring like temperatures. It’s not unusual to get a few days of warm weather in February in Northern California, but what we really need is rain. We haven’t had any since the bomb cyclone in December (with record rain falls). But hey look, the magnolia trees are pretty.
MISSING | my close friends. They all live too far away. Period. Sometimes I really miss having someone “down the street” to spontaneously call up and hang out with.
THINKING ABOUT | all the things I want to do and never find time for. I know this is an age-old problem of mine and I am thinking hard about how to change this. When Tobia shared information and invited her readers to join the 100 Day Project, part of me really wanted to jump on it.
I usually thrive on “challenges” (as you know from my workout challenges and NaBloPoMo), but then work got really busy (excuses! I know!) and the start date (February, 13) for the project came and went and I hadn’t put my ducks in a row to join and make it happen. Sigh. I need help. I think often there are too many options and then I feel paralyzed because I can’t figure out what to make a priority; or priorities have been already assigned and I’d have to shuffle things around to accommodate other things, which then feels like too much of a hassle.
Which, I know, is stupid as it’s up to me to decide what’s most important to me (duh!), but here’s the problem: everything *seems* equally important to me, at least on an abstract level. How do you solve this?
What is currently going on with you?