necessary, but pushed aside.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on June 12, 2011

in Uncategorized

Sometimes, life gets going too fast and the days fly by; next thing I know, the habits I need to help my life feel more stable and consistent fall to the wayside.  It’s a little bit of trying to cram too much into too little time, but it’s a lot of I get lazy and these somehow are the first things to get pushed aside.

I need to get these things back in my routine, my everyday.

Quiet time.  Before turning out the lights as I go to bed, I love spending time in the Bible and in prayer.  I love journaling and reading a couple chapters in the latest book I’ve got in my hands.  I love taking time to meditate and be still.

Sleep.  I love sleep, don’t get me wrong.  I get so busy doing things around the house, watching TV, aimlessly searching the Internets for nothing in particular, etc.  The list goes on.  Next thing I know, it’s midnight and I’m nowhere near ready for bed.  I need to make a concerted effort to get to bed earlier, making room for the quiet time, and get a quality night of sleep.  Eight hours?  It’s a rare day when that happens.  Heck, it’s a good day when I get six!

Yoga. In the couple years that I’ve been practicing yoga, it’s something I have come to love.  It helps me feel stronger and improve my posture.  It helps stretch out my legs that get so tight from miles and miles of running.  It helps me to feel calm and centered, if only for that short time I’m practicing.

Reading blogs.  I have a lot of blogs in my Google Reader.  That is exactly the problem.  At 100+, I don’t really read and engage in most of them.  I skim, look at pictures, and move on.  I need to spend some time paring down the mass number of blogs I “read” on a daily basis.

In reality, there’s probably many more things I could add to this list.  I know there are more things.  But, it’s a good starting point of things to focus on and beyond that, it’s the things I most need in my life right now.  It’s time to get them back, to calm and feed my soul.

In other news, I was absolutely exhausted between house-sitting for a week and my there and back before you know it trip to Wisconsin.  It was well after noon by the time I finally stopped the wake up, go back to sleep for awhile longer, wake up again cycle that I did most of the morning.

Despite the massive amount of stuff I bought at Trader Joe’s yesterday, I still felt lacking in groceries (namely, fruits and veg), but threw together a yogurt mess before making something useful of my life and getting out of the house.  I used some honey Greek yogurt (Yoplait), a spoonful of sunflower seed butter, chia seeds, and rather than my usual rolled oats, some strawberry medley All-Bran.

The All-Bran isn’t something I usually buy, but I loved the extra little crunch it added.  I may just have to incorporate cereal more often!

Eventually I finally got moving and made it to the Y for a run.  Everything I’ve read about training for a race says to go slower on long run days, but I never listen.  For this training round, I’m going to give that advice a try and see how it goes.  I didn’t slow it down a ton during my running intervals, but my overall average pace (11:52/mile) was right around where I wanted for today.  I did a total of 4.0 miles in 47:30.  During the last half mile, I was starting to feel my knee hurt just a bit, but it was feeling good within a few minutes of stopping.

Still, I need to be more careful.

Dinner was an egg and cheese sandwich with a side of juicy strawberries!  Apparently Michigan strawberries are in (!!!), so I need to get to the Farmer’s market this week and pick some up!  So good!

Off to make some sense that is the chaos of my room!  It looks like a disaster zone after not being home for more than a week!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

{ 3 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: