It’s Wednesday, but I’m all caught up on my projects, I have zero deadlines, and have no paperwork or invoicing to catch up on, and thus I am “off.” Hell, I’ve even gotten a jump on my 2013 taxes. So, I decided to garden. Our pretty DIY blue clay pots (here’s the tutorial) were looking pretty rough, so I removed the dead plants and added purple pansies.
I was told that pansies will likely survive the North Carolina winter. FINGERS CROSSED. I’d love to have pretty blooms in our pots all through the holidays.
The other little project that I tackled was installing these solar lights (and by installing, I mean taking off each one’s three pointless stickers and putting in a battery). Our pathway is very dark and visitors are always tripping over themselves. I want the sun to go down so I can see what they look like at night! Hah.
I’m excited for Kristien to get home for work! Normally, the outside is “his” domain. He’ll be thrilled to see that I look a little gardening initiative and cleaned up the front walk.
Hmm. What else have I done on my lovely, middle-of-the-week day off?
Oh, I made it to the gym! I stairclimbed for half an hour, and then I rolled around on the mats and pretended to do situps. Meh.
I’m having trouble with workouts, guys. Post-race, I’m struggling to find motivation to exercise regularly and intensely. I want to do it in my brain, but my heart is kind of like, “Ehhhhhh, why don’t you just go lay on the couch?” I was all pumped to get into a yoga/kettlebell routine, but my chest/arm needs a break. There’s plenty of other things to do, but… meh. So now I feel like I’m kind of floundering in terms of drive and mojo.
Bottom line is that I’ll probably sign up for a race soon. I am *so* much better about working out when I have a self-inflicted “deadline” to light a fire under me. Maybe a 5K would do the trick. Or… there’s really cool “skyscraper climb” that happens in Charlotte every spring (basically, you climb a bajillion stairs to the top of the Duke Energy building). I’d love to do that! But it’s not until April… Until then, I’ll be stairclimbing indoors.
Anyone else suffering from bah-don’t-wanna-do-much-itis? It’s a terrible affliction.
Off to enjoy my restful day. It’s quite nice. Have a great one!