January was a busy month for me. I’ll be honest – I spread myself thin to a point that I don’t feel is sustainable. I barely worked out during the last two weeks, although part of it was due to health reasons (I was feeling congested and worn down). But it was also because I may have overbooked myself a little bit.
F*cking Freezing Frozen Lake / Studio Lagree Old Town
Brooklyn Boulders during Sweatworking Week / Chance the Foster Cat / Performing
F^3 Lake Half Marathon
By the numbers:
- Total miles = 56
- Time working out = 18 hours
- Total workouts = 19
- Moved to a new office (with my company). It’s only about 2 blocks from the old one.
- Started fostering a cat for a friend
- Attended 4 workouts during Sweatworking Week plus the kickoff workout
- Volunteered at F3 packet pickup
- Ran the F3 Lake Half Marathon
- Performed in a burlesque show and stage-managed/kittened another
- Attended 3 classes via ClassPass and missed 2 others :-\
January’s progress on goals:
Well, I ran a half marathon, so I don’t think endurance will be an issue, but I didn’t do much weightlifting or other strength.
No Knee Pain
Success! Not only was my knee great during the half marathon, but it was great after … because I haven’t run since.
I actually cracked open a GMAT prep book, but I’ve only made it to page 11.
I’m scheduled to teach a couple workshops at Vaudezilla this month, but I still have to figure out my class plans. I subbed a couple burlesque classes for my Best Cat Lady Nina, which was a lot of fun.
More Focused Freetime
Apparently booking up my calendar was my strategy.
So, my never-ending struggle is that I want to do all the things, but I don’t have time to do all the things. But I have a really hard time giving up anything because each thing either brings me joy or fulfillment or provides an outlet or a community. (Or a paycheck.) But, doing all the things all the time is not sustainable. I could try to break things into seasons – spring through fall could be my running season, winter my burlesque season, etc. Or just focus on a few things for awhile and shift to other things when I’m ready. Etc. Which I feel has kind of been my MO for the past few years.