It is almost a week into this year, I don’t think I have heard the word resolution floating around too much. But despite my non resolution making, I am to a great extent on track with my goals.
Even though I had a near meltdown and started to question myself because I did not or could not run one day, it seems I was overreacting. The next day I rushed home from work and headed outside to run. I did not have the same lethargic feeling of not wanting to run, my mind, body and feet seem to be in sync, letting me run 7 miles.
A couple of pictures I took during my run. (Not the best since I am using my phone)
As much as I wanted to run more, I had to come home and give into my temptation of making soup. The last few days I have thought of sausage, kale and white bean soup. I have no idea why that was, but that was what I made.
Run done, soup made, a couple of chapters of reading done and I felt pretty accomplished for the day.
As a way to spend more time reading, I am trying to discipline my time on-line. I have set a time, no matter what I am going to put the computer out of reach and grab my book and do some reading.
The next challenge I am setting for myself is trying to eat less meat and maybe try being a vegetarian for a whole week each month. Of course there might be times I fall off the wagon, considering I work with food. I have tried being vegetarian before, however, it all goes well till I set foot into a restaurant where my eyes just gravitate towards the meat section, making my mouth salivate just reading the items on the menu. This time however, I am hoping I have more self-restrain to stick to it.
There really is no particular reason for any of it, I would not say that it is to save money, which might be a good idea, considering I am planning a trip. Talking of travel, it has been a while since I have had a trip which did not involve me going back to visit my family. Yes, I have made stops in Paris, Dubai, Thailand etc but all those were for a few days before I head off to spend time with my family.
But this time the trip I am planning does not include any of that. I want it to be an adventure or so I tell myself. Initially I was guilt ridden about wanting to go do something different which would mean not seeing my parents or friends. However, my parents insisted that I needed to do something for myself and this trip maybe what I need. Who am I to argue with my parents ?
So here I am spending time doing research about the places I plan to visit. I wish I could call a travel agent and give them dates, places and just sit back and watch them do all the work. However, considering I am on a budget and calling a travel agent seems more like a luxury these days, I am trying to navigate the internet and do this. I am not one for research of places, I get too distracted by everything else besides what I should be doing. Like now, I started to research hotels in Turkey, but instead here I am writing a blog post.
I blame it on the adrenaline of thinking of my forthcoming trip or maybe it is that coffee I should have not had in the evening, either way, between the two I feel an excitement I have not felt before and that makes me happy.