Whoa. Where did February go? I blinked, and it was March 1. Work travel makes time fly by way too fast, and lately I find myself overwhelmed with the time I don’t have to focus on a few of the things that mean the most to me (yoga, white space, connecting with my favorite people and me time). This month, I’m focusing on that and eliminating the junk that’s crowding it out.
So, here’s a look at February…
Brew kombucha. WILL THIS EVER HAPPEN! Yes, in March!
Read a book. I’m nearly finished with Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Racing, and it’s far from what I expected… an interesting combination of motorcycle maintenance (obviously), the author’s relationship with his son, their Chautauqua, the definition of quality and the author remembering his former life.
Dinner at the table. This happened about once a week, and it was so nice to sit down without the tv on and catch up on the day. We also dined at the table with my entire Klegstad family when my parents were visiting after my beautiful niece Finley was born. Lovely!
Love notes. Postcards from faraway places count as love notes, right? I traveled to Wyoming and sunny California in February and mailed postcards to my nearest and dearest from both destinations. New tradition, yes.
Follow my training plan. Despite spending eight days out of state, I got in all but two of my planned main workouts (swim, bike, run). And, I feel amazing!
And, in March, I’ll…
Read a book. It’s all about Lance this month, as I’m reading The Secret Race. Nick couldn’t put it down and keeps trying to talk to me about it.
Commit to an earlier bedtime. Eleven o’clock just isn’t cutting it with my increased training. This month I’ll crawl into bed around 9p and read, with lights out by 10p.
Meditate. At the start of each day, just five minutes of quiet before the iPhone is turned on to focus on the day ahead. And, again at the end of the day to soak it all in. I’d also like to take an intro to Zen Buddhism meditation class.
Goal planning session. My good friend Brandyn is a goal coach at lululemon, and we’ve been talking about getting together for the past month or so. This month, we’re gonna sit down and zero in on my one, five and 10-year goals.
Yoga, twice a week. There were only five trips to the yoga studio in February. And, while I practiced at home or in the hotel a few times, it wasn’t nearly enough. My hips are tight, my hammies are tight and my mind is all over the place. I’m recommitting to two classes each week in March.
What are your March goals?