Hello there! Once again this week my workouts didn’t go as planned but I’m ok with that. I’ve had some aches and pains that I dealt with and pushed aside while I was training for my half marathon I completed a few weeks ago. I think that now is the time to address that. I’ll hold off on my sub 50 minute 10k. My new goal is going to be focusing on strength training, loosing a few pounds, and building a strong base. I have BIG goals for the spring next year!
This week I talked a lot about how we can take charge of our schedules to be more productive. One of the topics was creating space.
My last pro tip for this week: Create space. You need to be able to say no sometimes. You need to have margin to create focus. We are limited most by time and finances. If we are overcommitted and overspending we won’t be able to say yes to the things that really matter. This may mean missing out on opportunities with friends and family, in business or with travel. So sit down to review what is currently on your to do list and ask if it is really serving you well. Eliminate the excess and create space for you 💛 #goodmorning #riseandshine #girlboss #livewell #morningmotivation
I am taking my own advice from the week. I am going to evaluate what I am doing and how I am spending my time. I want to be sure that I have the time to invest in relationships that are important to me while allowing me the time and space to work on building up my business. I’m currently evaluating what is working and what is not. I’m going to cut back in some areas to help me focus on creating my first course. I’m not ready to announce the details yet but that will come in the near future.
The Work Week
On Monday, I went to the gym for an easy run but my legs weren’t feeling it. My knee has been bothering me and my calves just wanted an extra day off so I gave in.
Tuesday…..Tuesday…..I can’t remember what I did on Tuesday. This has been a recurring theme!
Wednesday I smashed the screen on my phone getting out of the car so I spent time going to find a fancy new one. I ended up with the Moto Z2 force and I must say, I love it! I’m not a super techie person by any means but this phone comes with lots of fancy add-ons, a dual camera, tons of storage space and a really fast processor.
Thursday I had a dinner meeting at The Lamont with the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN). It’s always a fun excuse to get gussied up, eat well, catch up with work friends and enjoy a beverage or two. I was so chatty, I failed to get any pictures.
I went to Pittsburgh Fitness Project with Ciara. Oh my quads! It was a serious leg and core work out. I really loved it though! It’s been about a year since I’ve been here to work out. This night we had a new to me instructor for the class, Sandor. He was really friendly and told us that his main focus is to make sure that everyone is working out with good form. Bonus points in my book! Why work out if you aren’t doing the exercises correctly? But seriously, I can’t say enough good things about the crew here. I highly recommend them. They are super friendly and committed to the overall wellness of their clients. Most of all, they make working out fun and accessible to everyone regardless of your background or goals.
We drove up to Mercer County to run in the inaugural Veteran’s 10k/5k. We know the race director from his time working with P3R and the Steel City Road Runners. It was really nice to see a friend doing what they love. The race was out at a really nice park. The course started with an out and back down the cosway then out and back along the paved trail. The course was beautiful! The only thing that could have made the day better was warmer temps. We didn’t even take many pictures…it was that cold!
Since it was a pretty small race, we did well as far as placings go. Aaron was 3rd overall male for the 5k and I was 5th female/1st AG. Really I was just happy to see an 8:35 average pace after my hard workout last night. After crossing the finish line, there was coffee and homemade vegetable soup (Thanks, Dennis!). It was a really fun race that I would recommend if you are local.
Afterwards, we took my Dad to Smallman Galley. And yes…I am obsessed! lol
I went to the gym this morning to multitask. While I was on the bike working out my legs with an easy ride, I was busy working away on my phone to plan things out for this week. After that, I went to meet up with NeCole for brunch at Di Annoia’s Eatery in the Strip district. This place is so good! I can’t wait to go back! NeCole and I chatted business and swapped tips with each other. I love how supportive this community is…it is the best!
Then home to food shop, meal prep and get ready for the week!
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