Sunday, April 29, 2012

Training & life: Fitting it all in

I like to keep busy. Idle minds are the devil’s playground! But last week had me thinking I may have busied myself a tad too much. Between working full time, half marathon training, the running group, contributing for Examiner.com and blogging, I have a lot going on. My half marathon training had fallen behind by an entire week. This week was spent playing catch up after seriously slacking during the planning of the running group event.
The professional pictures turned out fabulous! Two great local photographers, Chuckstr and Dare2dream Photography donated thier time to capture the day. There are a ton more pictures, you can check them out here.
My training is back on track as of today. I even had the gumption to dust off my bike and do some cross training. I hadn’t ridden my bike in probably over a year. I got in a good workout biking the trail I usually run. I plan to fit in more biking in preparation for the half in June. Loving the cardio with no impact.
So, even though I have a lot going on, I’ve added a few more things to my task list. I started sewing lessons, taking my love for crafting to a whole 'nother level! My first lesson was this past Wednesday, at Pamela Penney Textile Arts in Oak Park. This is my new toy.
During my weekly lessons, Pamela will help me complete this dress pattern. Of course, I plan to make it atypical. I’m inspired my Boxing Kitten’s African print designs, but somewhat uninspired by their cost. So, I’m making my own version. I found some great prints for super cheap at Textile Discount Outlet in the city. I decided on these patterns. I cannot wait to see the finished product.
Also on the horizon, I got word this past Friday I’ve been accepted as a FitFluential ambassador! I’ll have more to come on the topic as I get more involved. I will find a way to fit it all in! I definitely have to focus on prioritizing to be able to do all the things I want to do. Completing tasks and activities in their order of importance is the key for me right now. Properly training for the half is my top priority. I don’t plan to fall behind on my training again for these remaining 8 weeks. I’m sure once things settle in for me I’ll be searching for the next project or task to tack onto my schedule!

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