Welcome to my Friday Follow Ups–posts where I blog about the last seven days of my Portland Walkabout; where I’ve been, what I’ve been up to, and how much mileage I’ve managed to rack up.
Friday the 22nd was a busy day. I was blogging most of the morning and afternoon, then I rushed home to make a fruit crisp and salad to take with me and my husband to the home of a friend of ours. Micah made a bake penne that was out of this world (really, honey, you freakin’ outdid yourself!), and our friends brought a curried ham and yams to the table. The entire meal was delish.
We caught up with our friends and chatted and play-tested my Transplant! game a bit and I got some more good insights. Then we bused it home, a process that took over two hours (gotta love Trimet).
So I didn’t get much walking in Friday–only 2.65 miles. Grr.
I’m not sure where this ennui is coming from, but I had another day like Monday where I didn’t want to do jack. My daughter even walked the dog, so I didn’t go anywhere. I didn’t even get on the computer, which is unheard of for me! I’m wondering if I’m TOO busy most of the time, and my body is telling me that I just need to calm the heck down and take a day off from time to time.
When I do that, though, I seriously fall behind on my mileage. This means I need to make it up on other days. I suppose I could do four fifteen milers a week and take three days off completely every week so I don’t get so burnt out, but that’s a LOT of mileage to put on only a few days, and I’m not quite at that point yet, I think.
I better figure out a solution soon, because I don’t want to fall so far behind that I have trouble making up my miles. I have noticed that on nights where I am up really late, which causes me to get up late, it tends to throw off my day. Not just in that it’s harder to et anything done, but also that my motivation level is much lower, too. My rhythm is interrupted and it’s blah city (just like I was up late Friday night because of our visit with our friends we hadn’t seen in months). I suppose I could try to be much stricter with my schedule, going to bed no later than midnight and getting up by 8am so I can get a jump start on the day. But I don’t think that’s the whole problem.
Any suggestions, my fine followers?
Saturday I walked–wait, I walked? Hah! What walking? Unless you want to count waltzing into the kitchen or bathroom…