TGIF. TG this week is over. Between the colder weather and the stress of figuring out some of the details related to my move, I'm over this week and ready to move on...
The high of my week was finding out that my good friend Alli is engaged! I got to meet her fiance when I went to visit her a year ago in December. They had only been dating for a couple of months at that point but I just *knew* he was the one for her. I can't wait for her wedding!!
The low of my week was dealing with apartment lease cancellation/renewal mumbo jumbo. Again, I know I'm lucky that I can stay in the building in a similar unit but this is all just such a pain in the *ss. And expensive, I might add, as there are moving fees involved, even when you move within the building plus I will likely have to hire movers as I can only move between the hours of 9-4 M-F and I can only reserve the elevator for 2 hours... and I just don't see Phil and I being able to move all of my stuff in that short amount of time. A couple of you asked if I considered buying and the short answer is no (I still own a condo that I rent out which I want to get rid of before buying again which seems like it will never happen due to the crappy market in that area of Minneapolis. Also when I buy, I don't want it to be a rushed experience. And the list goes on and on. We'll see where I am at in a year.).
A book I am reading is Redeployment by Phil Klay. Honestly I don't love it and I am scratching my head as to why it was the winner of the National Book Award. I'm about 1/2 way through it and am going to stick with it. I'm hoping the second half is better. The stories are mostly about soldiers experiences in Iraq and I just find it to be an uncomfortable and at times gruesome read.
A podcast episode I loved was the Happier podcast with Gretchen Rubin. I like that these podcasts are short (~20 minutes) and that I always walk away with some little nugget to apply to my life.
For my workouts, I completed a long run with my club on Saturday, a tempo run with my club on Monday, barre class on Wednesday, and today I will go to a HIIT class at the barre studio. My workouts these week weren't stellar and I took more rest days than I would like but some weeks just go that way I guess. I am SOOO sick of these cold temps as had it been warmer, Phil and I would have ran together last night and I would have gotten an extra run in but it was cold and blustery out.
The best money I spent was the deposit on the apartment I'll be leasing I guess? But that means I essentially paid two months of rent this month as the deposit = one month of rent. So this turned into an expensive month for me.
My plans this weekend include doing a whole lot of purging and a goodwill drop today (I took the day off), a long run tomorrow morning followed by a potluck breakfast which I am helping coordinate, a massage on Saturday afternoon, and date night at a restaurant Phil and I have been wanting to go to on Sunday night.
What was the high of your week? What are you currently reading?