Hi there. I hope your week is off to a very good start. I enjoyed a rather slow start to the week after also having a slow weekend.
I met a girlfriend for a run this morning. We were both pushing strollers and our route was super hilly so our pace was slow (we both commented that it was our slowest pace running together ever…and we’ve been running together for 5+ years) but it was absolutely perfect.
The run felt really great. I shared this on Instagram and got some DMs back from people thanking me for sharing my slower run but also some saying this pace is their “regular/fast” pace. My biggest message to you all is that no matter the pace, no matter the distance…YOU ARE A RUNNER!
A run is a run and that’s that! Who cares whether it’s super fast or slow (for you)? What matters is how you feel and what it does for you. It’s the same as yoga…I can do handstands and I love them because of how they make me feel but WHO CARES if you can’t do one. We are all getting the same benefit from the practice. <3
There is way too much comparison that happens in this world. Focus on how you want to feel. xoxo
About that weekend…Friday was a busy day. I taught a class at 5:30 a.m., took a class, shuffled Finn around, had a headshot, ran errands, etc.
I haven’t had a headshot done in 3 years and had to take one for one of t he studios where I am teaching. I decided to treat myself to a blowout at Drybar before the shoot. Especially since my hair curling skills are at a solid zero.
The shoot went well but I was happy to be home and in my PJs by 6p on Friday!
It rained ALL DAY on Friday and Saturday. All the creatures in the house were getting a little stir crazy.
I took Finn to a new ALDI close to our house between his morning and afternoon naps. We needed a little outing. This was hands-down the nicest ALDI that I’ve ever been in. So big, spacious, open and bright. I also loved that you walk into the produce area and not shelves. Finn had a fun time!
The rain finally stopped for long enough on Saturday evening that I was able to get the crew out for a walk.
One of the best hacks I have learned from my Instagram friends is socks for baby mittens.
Sunday morning started with more rain but gave way to sunny skies around noon.
I got everyone out for a really long afternoon walk. The sunshine felt amazing after such a long stretch of gray and rainy weather.
Guys…that is seriously all I did over the weekend. And on this Monday I didn’t even leave my house until 5:30p. I made myself go take a slow, stretchy yoga class before I picked Finn up from spending some time with his dad.
I fully own that I am a homebody but I am also 100% okay with that.
Do you prefer to have a lot of weekend plans or to stay close to home?
Favorite rainy day activities? Especially those that entertain kids!?