it’s Monday again. Time to dwell on the past week a little longer. The last week was an eye opened in many ways. Currently I feel not grounded but in limbo as I do not have a clear goal to work on. My work schedule, training schedule and eating is a bit out-of-place. I need a little more structure in my life or everything loses its grip. I wish I was a little more laid-back but let’s face it I am not and so a clear path is needed. For sure I’ll leave that path at least on a daily basis but however there’s always something to come back to.
Luckily it’s Monday so I can get out my superpower: controlling everything, making super-long lists and then feeling all better and drink a cup of coffee 😉
Maybe you have read last weeks post where I considered the results of my New Body Makeover Challenge. While I am truly positive about the fact that I neither want to follow any meal plan in the near future nor will I do anything but eat according to what my body tells me it needs I still realized that basic meal planning is necessary just in order to have enough food at home. I wasn’t wasting a single thought on meal planning last week so we actually had to buy our lunches three times last week. I am not a fan of that but I was not fussing about it either. So on Thursday I picked up a sandwich and salad bowl after my workout and headed for work. Promptly something (I blame the salad bowl) of my treasures was off. I got food poisoning and felt like crap for three days! A not-so-gentle reminder for me that I really should meal prep again! So food prepping started fully force this weekend.
As my half-marathon training is over now I feel the need for a change. As much as I liked to incorporate the random long run in my workout regime it caused some stress, too! Going for a long run is not always possible. Due to my commuting and soccer practice only the weekends were possible running days and I always needed a free morning or afternoon to squeeze in a run. Sometimes I really needed to force me in my shoes and almost always the first few kilometers were more of an unmotivated jog rather than a training. The race was awesome though. I’ve already registered for a 5k, 8k and I am going to register for a 10k in October but for the moment I’ll take a break from running long distance.
So change is the word of the season. As I had a really great experience at the local CrossFit gym last week and though I “thought about” joining the gym over the weekend I instantly knew that I was to come back. It’s going to be a deep-rooted love-hate relationship. So excited!!!!! I love lifting but going to a normal gym bores me. CrossFit seams ideal. And even better it’s only 10 minutes away from work and I can go twice a week in the morning. YAY!!! TWO FREE EVENINGS!!!!!!
Work is messy at the moment. I have started with the next round of workshops last week. In total those trainings take me about one workweek of time. But I have to say that I really enjoy those workshops as it gives me the opportunity to talk to all my program members. Most of them are really nice. And I collect some data for my PhD in the course of those workshops.
Which leads me to the second point: my dissertation! Only two words: LAZY & MESSY! So first thing I will do after publishing this post is sitting down and outlining a task schedule beginning today and ending on the 28th of June. The day of my next presentation. I have a holy lot of data, now it’s time to get down to analyzing it! And I need to start reading again… not my favorite part!!!
Last week I realized that it’s finally spring! We had insanely warm weather up till around 25°C. Today it’s rainy outside but the trees and fields are all rich and green. And the unmistakable herald of spring surely are the fully blooming fields of rapeseed. To me almost nothing is spring is more beautiful as the stunning yellow willfully standing against a cloudy grey sky!
Spring makes me happy. It’s always a fresh start. And on the contrary it make me jittery. Too little time and too much I want to do! It’s almost May! Where’s all the time gone? Sometimes spring is like an answer to me that only raises more questions. I’m not sure that I can explain it right but spring always holds so many options that I feel stuck in where I am. And then I feel trapped. And then I bite my leg in order to escape…. no I need to stop thinking about that now or I am going to start nibbling…. Luckily I can always busy myself with things!
So in good old list style, what’s going on here next.
So far so good! I am getting a bit excited
By the way on Thursday I am going to have my photography class! So excited about that!
What are your spring plans?
Have a lovely start to the week!