It feels good to actually welcome Mondays. Especially this one. Last week was long, oh so long. But in reality I need to get used to those long weeks, those weeks where I work Tuesdays-Thursdays for 12 hours each. Woof, yes woof. Even better, I am not a bit sore from my long run yesterday. I was feeling a half marathon distance so I did just that (I realize how much of a half marathon lover I am). Exactly what my legs wanted.
Before I jump into all the marvelous things, I need to start with the pickle I may be in. I think my second job I got may now be NO PAY. Yep, almost cried. The lady has yet to talk money with me and with all their budget cuts she talked about sounds un-promising. Welp… I am not sure what to do.
But this Monday is very special – because I can officially start the mom countdown. Hello beautiful week.
Marvelous… my mom comes in, count it, four days. I can’t, I FREAKING CAN’T, wait for her to come to Dc. I have been so homesick lately and just lonely in general so three full days with her will be amazing. Plus, who doesn’t love mom time? I mean come on.
Marvelous… I don’t work Friday because of the Saturdays I have been working. Hello, four day week. (And I hope this picture below happens to you all too, I rarely buy things #brokestatus, and I always feel this way!)
Marvelous… I got to Skype with my whole extended family on my mom’s side because they were all visiting for my Aunt’s birthday. On the flip side, it made me even more homesick. I wish I could have gone up for her surprise party but because I worked yesterday I wouldn’t have been able to make it up in time. Sad day – but skyping with them was wonderful. Just seeing their faces and hearing their voices made my Sunday.
Marvelous… that training on Saturday rocked. I felt so comfortable speaking to the mentors and I think many were impressed I just started in June. I even had a mentor come up to me and ask how the heck I was able to recruit so many mentors in such a short time. Boo ya kids!
Marvelous… mentor sessions begin this week. This is what I love, I love seeing adults in the community meet their new mentees for the first time. Our work in its finest form. I know it will be challenging, these kids are a piece of work to say the least, but I am putting everything in creating relationships with both the kids and mentors. I made that my goal for this year and I plan to go out with a bang.
Marvelous… I have officially converted my best friend to both a veggie liker (still working on the veggie lover part!) and runner. I told you all college was not my prime years. I didn’t make that large group of lifelong friends I had always heard of BUT this girl I could not have lived without. I credit most of my sanity and laughs to our friendship. I am making an effort, something I struggle to do, to keep in contact with her. Talking to her is my break from the week, it is like talking to my other half. When I met her she hated all vegetables, so I started having her try new vegetables everyday for a month. She still may hate some but this girl likes her veggies now. I am a proud friend. Now, she is getting into running and we plan on running a race together in November.. or she will just visit and I will take her on a running tour. Gosh I miss her.
Marvelous… that I have found my running happy point. After my injury last year, I have been super careful and meticulous about my running. I am always self checking and trying to find what works best to keep me rested and injury free. Finally, I found my happy mileage between 55-65 miles a week with either one or two rest days. Even with more rest days (cause life happens!), my mileage has stayed consistent. My legs feel great, no lingering pain at all, varied types of fast/slower runs and I have so much energy. That my friends is balance.
Questions: What is marvelous about your Monday? What are you counting down for?