Let’s see, what cliche should I use this month? “I blinked on September 1st and all of a sudden it’s the 30th?”
Whatever, we’ll go with that one.
Seriously, though, to pile on the cliches and sound like a freakin’ broken record, I have no idea what happened to September. Like, none. So…let’s just see what happened while I was sleepwalking:
Sign up for/run a cross-country race or two
Oh yeah. I ran a 5K last weekend and I almost died and I loved it. I’m already planning for next year.
Prepare for “El Nino”
Haha, at the risk of being completely ridiculous, I totally bought Onyx a rain jacket. I liked the look of this one, so we’ll see how it holds up if/when the rain comes. Up next, some rain boots for me. Because those are essential in every San Diego household, right? I love these but will probably go with one of these more reasonably priced options.
Stay on pace with the e-course
Eh, sort of. I haven’t given up on it altogether, so that’s a win for me, but I’m definitely behind.
Re-read Harry Potter
Did not even start. Because All the Light We Cannot See took longer than I thought, then for some reason I borrowed The Cuckoo’s Calling from the library, so I have to read that before it’s due, and then I found out the Jojo Moyes is doing a reading/signing here in early October for After You, and I thought well, that’d be cool to go to (since I really enjoyed One Plus One), except I should probably read Me Before You first, so… So that’s up next after Cuckoo. THEN I will go back to Hogwarts.
It’s rough being a voracious reader whose time is limited, guys. #thestruggleisreal or whatever.
Yoga my ass off — in the morning
So one, I got back to a few studio classes and I loved it. I’ve toying with the idea of canceling that membership altogether to save a little money, but then I went back and remembered how much I love the energy of those classes. I totally think you can have a wonderfully fulfilling practice just using YouTube or podcasts or DVDs or whatever (or free-flowing on your own), but I think for me, my practice is at its best when I balance in-studio instruction with an at-home practice.
Anyway, I was not having much luck with the AM practicing for most of the month…until the last week or so. I think I’ve found a way to reconfigure my morning routing to incorporate at least a little yoga first thing.
That all tells just a small part of the September’s story. A lot more went on, mostly in my head, to be honest, that I’m still figuring out. I’ll probably write about it…eventually.
October is going to be pretty crazy with multiple out-of-town trips. And business is starting to pick up a bit, so my main focus will be on keeping up with all client- and business-related tasks, rather than taking on new projects. That said…
One speedwork session each week
Hey, I was serious about improving my speed and overall fitness! I don’t want to do anything too crazy or make specific plans, just 20-30 minutes or a couple miles fast each week. Could be fartleks, track/treadmill intervals or varying distances, tempo runs…just something to get my legs pumping a little faster than normal.
Re-organize/decorate my workspace
I just bought this wall calendar from Paper Source and it…doesn’t quite fit the space I have available for it on my wall above my desk (which is basically all I’m talking about when I say “my workspace”). I’ve been wanting to re-do that area anyway, and now I kinda have to if I want to get the calendar up.
Create and use some better systems for blogging
Namely, re-do my editorial calendar and then get more efficient with the writing and publishing process, plus work in some more effective and consistent promotion. I love writing here and I’ve got plans and goals for this space, but right now, I’m spending too much time (mostly during “work” hours) on something that’s not making me money (yet?). I’m not entirely sure what this will look like, so step one will be setting aside some time this weekend for some serious brainstorming and planning.