What a quiet Finish It Friday it was this week. I hope that all is well for my Finish It Friday friends. I wonder if some of you were busy getting prepared for the hurricane? If so…I was thinking about you this weekend, hoping that the storm dies down or somehow switches course and heads back out to sea.
Here’s how my weekend turned out.
- Boot camp and run
(maybe). I decided not to go to boot camp this week, so that I could run
and hit my 43 mile goal. (Which I did!) I’m up to 45.44 miles for the month and
somehow this has caused me to create a new goal: 50 miles for the month. Funny how it goes
that way, right? As soon as you reach a goal, a new one sneaks right in and
grabs your attention! Does that happen to you, too?
I decided, though, that boot camp is a really good part of my regular Saturday morning routine. When I go to boot camp, I accomplish the hardest thing on my weekend to-do list by 9:30 AM Saturday! That fuels my whole day, if not my entire weekend. This Saturday I felt really behind schedule all day, and I never really felt like I got in a getting-things-done groove. But it’s not like I was in a lounge-and-relax groove either. It was just like everything was moving really slow and not grooving at all. I finally got a wind (not even a second wind, but the very first one!) after dinner on Saturday...and started making progress on my “done” list. Moral of the story: boot camp is a really important part of my weekend routine!
- Pumpkin farm. We went and we’re so glad we did. It was a really nice and relaxing (albeit COLD) afternoon. It was a great day to be out in the country, enjoying family.
- Get ready for Halloween. Check! My extrememly minimal Halloween decorating is done. The candy is bought. And the costume is ready. All systems are a go!
- Weekly meal planning + shopping. Check! We are all ready for the week ahead, including chili makings for trick-or-treating.
- Make progress on 28 day challenge. Okay…so I dusted the cobwebs and the cold air returns, cleaned the cook top, and cleaned the light fixtures. This last task included washing the glass globes from the dining room chandelier. And here’s where the story get ugly: I dropped one of the globes on the tile floor! A classic case of one-step-forward-and-two-steps-back. Let’s just say…my first wind died very quickly. Grrrr….
- Laundry. Check!
I’m ready (enough) for my sister and step-mom’s visit. I’m looking forward to seeing them…though getting ready for their visit made me really miss my Dad all over again. It's going to be so weird without him here this Halloween. I guess that’s just part of the process...going through those "first times without him" and riding the emotional waves that come with them. (The good news is, this morning I woke up excited to see my sister and step-mom. Every day is different.)
I hope you had a good weekend. I'd love to hear all about it in the comments. And stay safe my friends on the east coast. Stay safe. I'll be thinking about you.