Good morning everyone 🙂 Today is the perfect day to be sick…if there is such a thing?! It is foggy, rainy and gray outside and I am trying to get over a nasty cold that I have had for the past week! I am never this sick for this long but this sucker is lingering and interfering with my plans for my day off. Those plans included a shopping trip to T.J. Max Home Goods because I have some gift cards to use that I received for my birthday! I love shopping there for bits and bobs for my apartment. I nabbed a great canvas print a few weeks ago for dirt cheap and I love it 🙂 I love shopping there because 1. It is totally affordable and 2. they are always getting in new and different items! I need a few bathroom and bedroom pieces.
I did muster up enough energy to get semi-dressed and walk to the corner of my street (about 20 steps I say) to The Breadsmith and snap up a blueberry lemon muffin and a ginger cookie! Do you feed a cold and starve a fever or starve a cold and feed a fever? Oh well, I’ll try feeding a cold with pastries 😉
So with all this time on my hands and being confined to my apartment I have endless thoughts going through my head this cozy and drizzly morning.
First up, a VACATION! I need a great vacation. I am suppose to be planning a backpacking trip to Colorado in late September early October. I so really want to do that but in the back of my head I have been dreaming about white sand, clear water, tiki huts and drinks with umbrellas in them. I only get a limited amount of PTO so I have to use it wisely. I have spent quite a bit of it in the past on backpacking trips and as much as I love backpacking I feel the need to go relax somewhere warm. BUT WAIT! What if I could combine a trip with both white sand, clear waters, tiki huts and drinks with umbrellas in them with a few days of backpacking as well in the same locale? Another thing to research while being cooped up on the couch today 🙂 If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
Second up, 1/2 marathon training. I talked about keeping a promise to myself to start training for the Towpath 1/2 marathon in a previous post. A few years ago I trained with my friend Anna for the same 1/2 marathon but when I went to register for it about a week before I came to find out that the darn thing was sold out! I couldn’t believe it. I was soooo bummed out. After all that hard work and dedication I would not be able to run. So I went and cheered on my friend and stood proudly at the finish line with her boyfriend and congratulated her on a job well done. This year however, I am determined to run it. I will not be in competition with anyone but myself and I am doing solely for the purpose of self improvement. To those of you that know me I have always been a runner. However, over the years my running has not been consistent due to injuries, personal circumstances or whatever else. I don’t feel the need to have a 13.1 nor a 26.2 sticker on my car. I just want to run. But more importantly I want to train properly for it. Yoga, strength training and conditioning along with the running. The right side of my body tenses up like no other and I really struggle with my tensor fascia latae. I really need to work on that as it can really compromise my range of motion. Ugh…I have until Sunday October 11th!
The third thing on my mind this morning is blog development. I have to say that devoting time to blogging and working an insane amount of hours don’t really coincide. Since my body is forcing me to stay at home and recuperate and I don’t sit still well, I will devote this time to learning and developing my blogging skills and my blog site. I would love to join a group to meet other bloggers. Pick their brains and get some ideas.
I love reading other people’s journeys and life experiences. You can share and discover inspiration!
I hope you all have an amazing warm spring day today! It is time for me to take a nap… sick = sleepy.
Peace, love and lots of warm sunshine,
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow