Major accomplishment of the day: I convinced 14 elementary school girls to meditate quietly for 10 minutes. Namaste, girls!
Todayâ€™s Girls on the Run lesson was about â€˜taking time for yourselfâ€™ and finding ways to de-stress. After talking a bit about why kids and adults need to de-stress and their favorite ways to relax (which included gems like â€œpet my mice,â€ â€œlock myself in my room so my little brother canâ€™t bother me,â€ and â€œeat chocolate in bedâ€), we practiced relaxing in two ways: running and meditating. After all, sometimes you need activity to de-stress, and sometimes you need to be left alone. The girls ran the track for 20 minutes, and then we headed inside to lay on the cool gym floor and meditate. I spoke through a few relaxation techniques included in the GOTR curriculum and then used some that I picked up in Bradley Method classes (of all places!). I think we only had one massive giggle session â€“ and a few girls nearly fell asleep. It was very relaxing, indeed.
I couldnâ€™t help but think that Iâ€™m going to be SO SAD when this season is over. This is my fourth season volunteering with GOTR and will be my last for a long time because of BabyHTP. Iâ€™m hoping to stay involved with the organization, but Iâ€™m going to miss actually coaching so, so much. I tear up just thinking about it!
For dinner, I had my new go-to lunch â€“ homemade fried rice.
This meal is SUPER easy and so tasty. To make it, I scramble two eggs. Once theyâ€™re done, I set them aside. Then, I chop up whatever veggies I have in the fridge (usually celery, carrots, or zucchini) and toss them in the wok to brown. I usually add in canned corn, some sort of beans, and raw spinach or arugula and let everything heat up. Then, I mix in pre-cooked brown rice and add the eggs. Everything fries for a bit, and I top it all with tamari sauce (or you could use soy sauce). Easy, easy.
Popsicle for dessert!
Whatâ€™s your go-to dinner?