I’ve been finding for the last few years that my necessity to log everything and have it all neatly filed away, as well as my propensity towards daily streaks in order to build habits, has become more and more all-consuming, to the point where life admin takes up an alarming chunk of my day. It gets quite stressful when I find myself falling behind on any of these things, and so it becomes necessary at this time of year to look at all the stuff I’ve got going on and have a bit of a cull. That’s tomorrow’s job… because in order to reorganise the to-do list I have to do the admin of catching up with the to-do list first! It makes sense inside my head. Honestly.
I had a really good midweek run this morning. I remember this time last year I was really struggling with the longer runs in the early part of marathon training, but this time round I’m actually finding that I’m quite impatient to increase the mileage! I think it’s because I’ve had a bit of a mental shift as a result of doing my gentle mile on rest days – it’s keeping me enthused without burning me out, and it means that I’m not dreading runs or putting them off till later in the week (because if I have to go out and run at least one mile anyway, then I might as well do the extra ones I have scheduled!).
Ukulele class tonight, so have been practising this afternoon. Some good tunes so far this term.
Today’s earworm playlist:
Duran Duran – ‘What Happens Tomorrow’
Tomohito Nishiura – ‘Puzzles’
Tinchy Stryder and N-Dubz – ‘Number 1’
Britney Spears – ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’
Lady Gaga – ‘Always Remember Us This Way’