The high of my week was going on a really beautiful run when I was in New Jersey for work on Monday. I intentionally chose a hotel that was close to a running path and that was such a great decision. Sometimes work travel is exhausting, but experiences like that run on Monday night reminded me that I also have great moments while on the road.
|Mother Nature had painted a beautiful canvas in the area of New Jersey I was in.|
The low of my week was feelings of exhaustion from traveling. Traveling to 3 different states over the course of a week is exhausting! The work travel all went well and helped me establish more credibility with the sales force but dang I am so tired and totally talked out.
A book I am reading is "I Feel Bad About My Neck" by Nora Ephron. I just finished a really heavy, sad book so I needed something light and fun to read. Plus it's a book I own so it counts towards my challenge of reading 12 books I own (after this book I will be one book away from reaching that goal!).
For my workouts, I ran on Monday, did strength training workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday and ran on Thursday. Today is a rest day and then tomorrow I will activate a 30 day unlimited pass to Core Power Yoga and will go to Yoga Sculpt in the morning (which is my favorite class - it's the best workout!). On Sunday I'm planning to go for a 10 mile run with my run club buddy and hopefully I'll fit a yoga class in, too.
The best podcast I listened to was the the first podcast in a series by Happier that reviews the 4 Tendencies, which distinguishes the four ways in which people respond to expectations. The first podcast reviewed the "Upholder" tendencies and oh my word, it describe me to the t. I actually made Phil listen to part of it and he agreed that it described me in a nutshell. Phil said that if I was a super hero, my super hero name should be "upholder." Ha, ha. One of the hosts, Gretchen Rubin, is also an upholder so it was nice to hear her reflections on what it's like to fall under this category. This past week they reviewed the "Questioner" tendency which is what Phil falls under. Interestingly, Gretchen is also married to a questioner so when she talked about the conflict between upholders and questioners, I was nodding my head along. If you want to see which tendency you fall under, you can take the quiz here.
The best money I spent was the $35 I spent to sign up for the Holiday Shred that Bobbi of nHerShoes hosts each year. I'm excited to get a new batch of workouts and I'm glad that Amber is also doing it as we are so good at motivating each other!
My plans this weekend include hosting a pumpkin carving party at Phil's tonight. I'm making this apple crisp recipe, which is thebomb.com and we'll have chips and salsa to snack on as well. On Saturday we will hand out candy at Phil's for awhile and then head to Phil's coworker's annual Halloween party. My costume is sort of an inside joke that most won't get. A couple of months ago, the term "cat burglar" came up in conversation. I am a VERY literal person so I thought it meant someone who steals cats.... Phil had to explain that it's a petty thief that steals at night and often enters via fire escapes and things like that. Who knew. So I am going to dress in black, wear a mask, and carry a stuffed cat around in a cat carrier. We'll cap off the weekend on Sunday by attending my running club's annual end of the season party. So it's a fun, full weekend!
Do you have any plans for Halloween weekend? If you have taken the 4 tendencies quiz, which tendency describes you?