^ That’s all that comes to mind when I think about my grand plans to actually update over here.
I have simultaneously no excuse and every excuse. I got home from Bali and jumped right back into life head first: working 50+ erratic hours a week, catching up with friends and family, trying to carve out a bit of time to teach, training for a half marathon (maybe), maintaining my personal yoga practice, keeping up with the house, the dog….life in general.
I’m not complaining. My life is very full and I love it, but I do want to make a conscious effort to be present in this space.
So in that vein, I’m taking on a challenge. Gracie from girl meets life put together a September Blogging Challenge and I’m going to join in! I think part of my problem is that blogging isn’t part of my daily routine. And since it’s supposed to take 21 days to create a habit, hopefully this 30 day challenge will really cement it for me.
Since I’m already a day behind (old habits die hard….??), I’ll do days 1 and 2 now.
1) Your goal(s) for the month of September
Well, first one is to actually complete this challenge!
Like I mentioned, I’m sort of training for a half marathon. By sort of, I mean that I’m hoping to continue training. I have a long history of running-related injuries, yet I still can’t seem to let it go. Call me a masochist, but I’m dead set on keeping running in my life. Next weekend I’m running the Longboat Toronto Island 10k, and I’m hoping to finish in under 50 mins and (more importantly) injury-free.
Yoga-related, I’d like to get back to a longer daily practice. On busy days, I’ve been doing 15 mins of sun salutations and random stuff and calling it a day. While this is better than nothing….it’s not great. And it doesn’t make me happy. Time on the mat is so precious to me, and really helps my mental state. Even if it means waking up earlier (which is so painful for me), I’ll spend more time on my practice. Also, I need to figure out how I’m going to extend my Sunday morning yoga in the park into the colder months. My (tiny) group of yogis make me really happy and I look forward to it all week, so I definitely want to make it a year-round thing.
Lastly, I want to sneak in a little trip before hockey season starts. Not because I’m a diehard fan, but because the restaurant I work in gets infinitely more busy during the season, and I need to check-out and get myself mentally prepared for a few days before it hits.
2) Something you’re proud of accomplishing recently
Am I still allowed to say completing my teacher training? It’s been two months, but I’m still riding high on that.
I’m also proud of myself for really being there for some very important people in my life who are going through some tough things.
And on a more trivial note, I’ve been consistently making all my own almond milk and coconut milk yogurt, which has been a longtime goal.
See you tomorrow for day 3!