Yesterday flew by for me like most Mondays do! When I got home I decided to go for a nice long walk. With surgery looming in the near-ish future I really want to keep my 60 minute+ walks up until I have to take a break.
I know immediately following the surgery I won’t be walking too much, but I do hope to to build back up to 60 minute walks as quickly as possible. I definitely won’t rush the process but I hope to heal quickly! Everyone says that positive thinking can be powerful so I am thinking positive.
I’ve started getting race signup emails for the fall and that hasn’t been fun. All the positive thinking in the world can’t totally cure FOMO. I’m sure all of the local races are going to be awesome, just like they always are, and I hate that I’ll be sidelined.
Ultimately though this time away from running has really helped me put the rest of my life into perspective! Last year when I turned 30 most of my goals had to do with running, although buying a house was a big goal that I am glad I was able to check off the list.
This year I am able to think big picture about the goals I want to achieve over the next 365 across the board – including with my career.
If you’re also currently thinking through different areas of your career, I can highly recommend the Career Talk podcast. The episodes are short and easy to follow along with.
Whether you’re happy at your current job but hope to negotiate a higher salary with better benefits, or you’re thinking about changing jobs, this podcast has episodes that you will find interesting. Not all of the episodes resonate with me, but the titles are clear so it’s easy to pick and choose relevant episodes.
Some of the more recent episodes include: 3 Ways to Get a Raise, More Responsibilities No Perks, How to Maximize Your Annual Performance Review and Should I Stay or Should I Quit.
Of course I’m also taking control of my health in all areas. The transition to non-dairy life has been going well.
I’m still enjoying rice milk and I’ve found substitute butter and substitute cream cheese that I like as well. That’s important to me because I like to have a piece of toast with my eggs for breakfast and I don’t like topping it with PB or avocado. They’re both too heavy for me at 5am.
I was really hoping that I wasn’t allergic to milk proteins but it really seems like I am because my bloating has almost totally gone away since I made the switch.
I guess I’ll be living the dairy free life from now on. The good news is that I don’t have to give up Dunkin’ Donuts coffee because they now offer almond milk! 🙂
What non-running goals are you hoping to achieve this year?