Well, my summer job has ended. On Friday, I slept in my own bed for the first time in weeks, and it was absolutely fabulous.
However, the end of my summer job is the precursor to something a little less pleasant: the start of my school year. I am, of course, happy to be seeing my classmates, since I haven’t seen any of them since the end of last year, but I’m definitely dreading getting back to the books. Thankfully, it is my last year, so the end is really in sight now. Yippee!
Thinking back to last year, though, I can’t help but think that I could do better. I would like this year to go as smoothly as possible, so today, I spent several hours going through Your Best Year Yet! by Jinny S. Ditzler, setting my goals for the next 12 months. It was a pretty good experience, since I tend to be planner and goal-setter anyway. The book really simplified the process for me, helping me figure out what my priorities are and what I want to focus on in the upcoming months. I’m hoping that this will help me spend time on those things that really matter to me (my kids, my husband, school, health and fitness) and less time on the extraneous stuff (online gossip websites, scrambling to get stuff ready for the kids last minute, finding random items that have disappeared in the office, etc.).
Speaking of goals, my IT band is still bothering me. I biked this week instead of running, and I’ll be seeing a physio this week, but I’m really nervous that I won’t be able to run this half marathon. This feeling totally sucks, but definitely makes me feel motivated to keep up with my strength training and running over the winter. I really want to kick this injury and be able to finally finish a half marathon!
Off to fold laundry and watch a little True Blood.