Happy Thursday! Actually I just typed happy Friday, but caught myself… it has just been one of those weeks. Every day this week I have thought it was a day ahead of what it was. I was convinced it was Wednesday on Tuesday. Not a good feeling. Since my brain apparently does not want to function much right now, let’s share some thoughts out loud…
I have had the hardest time working up motivation to run lately. Actually just to workout in general. Ugh. I was so motivated every day to get out the door when I was race training, but now that I do not have any races on the horizon I am lacking serious motivation. It does not help that it is getting cooooold outside either. It takes so much more effort to get ready for a winter run than it does a summer run and I am just not a fan. BUT – I have to remind myself that I will be so much happier when I get out the door and get running, I just need to take that first step. Once I get out there I am so happy that I did it and love running, it’s just that first darn step. I know this happens every year when winter hits, but it still sucks every time.
This Friday is my last day of grad classes for this semester! Yippee! The classes have kept me busy this school year on top of student teaching, but I am happy to have my first semester almost under my belt. I have a paper due Friday night (which of course I have not even started yet…) and a final project due Sunday night then I am officially on winter break from those classes. Then it is just a little less than two weeks until winter break from school. Soooo close!
I do not have much downtime during the day, but I have been taking just 20 to 30 minutes after dinner to myself to read The New York Times. I caved in and bought a subscription so I can read more than the 10 article per month limit and I love it. I am a total nerd when it comes to current events, politics, and global issues so I look forward to that time every day. I don’t force myself every day to read it for a certain period of time, I just read whatever is interesting to me at the time then move on. No commitments, just time for myself to unwind.
Can you believe we are closing in on the year so quickly? 2016 has been an amazing year filled with so many good things and I cannot wait to see what 2017 holds for me. But gosh, how is 2016 already almost over??
I need your help… I have a wedding later this month and I need a dress. I am planning on going shopping this weekend, but where should I go?? I got my last dress for a wedding at Macy’s but I am wondering if there is somewhere better to go? I was going to shop online for a dress, but decided it would be better to find one in person so I can try it on and make sure I like the fit. But where?? Let me know!!
And before I go, I wanted to share some recent reads with you from around the web…
- The Flyway – Fall Forward | Oiselle Blog
- Healthy and Unique Food Gifts | Physical Kitchness
- Holiday Gift Guide: Favorite Cookbooks! | How Sweet It Is
- Slow Cooker Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider | Budget Byted
- Where should I go dress shopping this weekend?
- How do you take time for yourself every day?