I was down with a fever most of the week before the 4th and then we made a weekend trip to the Oregon coast…regrouping was necessary last week. I suppose you want a recap of the trip, but I don’t have much to say about. I am just…not a beach person at all. Not even a cool, low-humidity PNW beach person, it turns out. Just leave me in the mountains forever, please and thanks. I brought you some pictures though.
Anyway, regrouping. I managed one run between getting sick and leaving town, and the week before that I only got in 2 short ones. This week I finally got back on track with 3 runs. I am pretty proud of this as we are having a brutal heat wave that punished me for getting out the door too late in the morning. I hate running in the heat (also just being in the heat), but I did it anyway. Also this week:
Got my first CSA basket: it had huge bunches of kale and collard greens. Guess what my garden is also full of right now? Yep, kale and collards. Fortunately it is too hot to cook, so I prefer having salad and the like for dinner anyway. It’s going to being a close call, but I think we’ll finish all the greens before the next CSA.
Wrote a report real fast: I intended to do this the week before, but have you ever tried technical writing with a fever? Yeah, bad idea. So real fast = write the whole thing in one day. Channeling my undergrad self for that.
Cleaned out my closet and listed stuff for sale: It isn’t really spring cleaning at this point, but I prefer going through clothes mid-season so I have a better idea of what I’m never wearing anymore. If you’re in the market for clothes…or you just like browsing other people’s closets…I sell my stuff on Poshmark.
Mid-year goals review
In summary: not really on track with anything, but I have the rest of the year to get there.
One sentence per day: I missed 3 days over the last 3 months – all of them were looong travel days though, so I’m not really bothered by missing them. The intent behind the goal is still intact, even if I’m a few days shy of hitting it exactly. I had hoped that my daily writing would become more interesting as I got into the habit, though, and instead I’m finding it more boring if anything. I think I need some good journal prompts to get me going – any recommendations?
Running a 38K trail race: Completely scrapped in favor of training for a 5K. More on that here. If you did the math on my running recap above, you might notice I’m 2/4 on sticking to my weekly plans so far. Actually only 1/4 considering the hiking and yoga parts of the plan. Not so great! The next 4 weeks should be better, barring unforeseen circumstances.
20 new-to-me trails: As of my last review, I had hiked one new trail. And now I’m up to….two. There’s really no excuse for this other than that I tend to default to the trails closest to home and, naturally, they’re ones I’ve already hiked. I just need to do better at planning hike/trail run locations.
What are your favorite sources for journal prompts?
Beach person or mountain person?