What a week it has been! Lots of exciting (and not so exciting things) that happened this week. Here is a recap of some things I’m loving this week.
1. Fresh Fruit – Even though it has only been in the 50’s, I’m loving that fresh fruit is back in season! This week I have been trying to make an extra effort to eat more fruits and veggies, so for a morning snack I have been bringing a blackberry, blueberry, strawberry and banana mix to work. Yum!
2. Grace and Frankie (Season 2) – The best and worst part about Netflix is that the series are released all at once. I watched the first season of Grace and Frankie last summer and have been hooked ever since! Season 2 was released last Friday, so naturally last weekend was spent binge watching (what else is there to do when it’s pouring rain all of the time?!?) Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterson and Martin Sheen – what’s not to love.
3. Longer Days – I am a morning person by nature, but am loving all of the extra daylight that we’ve been getting lately. I naturally wake up earlier when it is light in the morning (the sun starts peaking through the curtains) and am able to get out the door and get my run in without hitting “snooze” ten times. While I wish that warm weather would come along with it – more sunlight makes all the difference in my productivity and motivation.
4. Running Without a Garmin – As I stated in a previous post, I have been doing all of my running by “feel” and only using a stopwatch (rather than the Garmin). Make no mistake – I still track my distance after the run – but there is something very liberating about running by feel only. It’s something that I feel like I never really learned to do and I think that once I am back to a regular training regimen it will be a lesson that sticks with me. It’s a whole different mentality to run by minutes rather than miles and a concept that I’m really starting to enjoy.