Friday Round-Up: Almost Go Time

Can we discuss how painful re-entry from vacation can be? Especially when that re-entry involves coming back to cold cold weather.

My poor son stumbled into my room on Monday morning with the saddest look on his face. I thought he was going to complain about going back to school. Instead he said, “Mommy…It’s so cooooooold!”

Needless to say, I’m very excited to say goodbye to February this weekend!

It’s T-minus 7 days until shoulder surgery – it’s scheduled for next Friday. I’m not quite sure how I feel about it all. I do know that I’m ready for surgery in the sense that I’m done anticipating it. The anticipation is almost the worst because your mind starts to run through some pretty crazy scenarios.

I’ve tried to put my mind at ease by being active. While last week in California was all about the running, this week has been about yoga, core work and strength training. I have a bunch of fun classes lined up for next week too that I’m excited about.

But I’m ready to have surgery so that I can start the healing process, so that I can start getting better and so that I can get back to doing the things that I love.

friday round-up

Favorite Photos {PS I share more photos on Instagram. Are you following me? Please do!}

  • Dancer’s Pose overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Oh, I could spend days/weeks/months/years near the ocean.

  • Last day in San Francisco last weekend. My mission was to spend as much time as possible soaking up the sunshine beginning with a run.

  • To help ease post vacation re-entry, I spent some time meditating and on my yoga mat.

  • Making shapes after teaching yoga.

  • Gym time. PS Garmin just launched new Garmin Fitness social media channels that will provide fitness specific content. Find them on Twitter, InstagramGoogle+ and soon-to-be-launched Facebook page. Tag your tweets and Instagram photos and show Garmin how you’re #UpForMore.

Favorite Reads: Some of the best things that I’ve read this week are these beautiful pieces of writing. Hope you like them too!

  • My Own Life via the New York Times: This is a beautiful and eloquent piece from Oliver Sacks on learning that he has terminal cancer.

  • Head Versus Heart via Oiselle: This post from Kara Goucher talks about the battle between the head and the heart. And how, “Once you make the decision that you will not fail, the heart and body will follow.”

  • Why I’ve Quit Writing About My Children via Washington Post: Do you write about your kids? Even if you don’t have a blog, do you share photos or snippets about your children on Facebook, Instagram or another social media channel? I’ve thought a lot about this – how to much to share about my kids. I’ve largely stopped blogging about them to respect their privacy but at the same time, their stories are intimately intertwined with my stories. It’s definitely a complex question.

  • What Are Your Thoughts On The Paleo, Gluten-Free, IIFYM, Low Carb Diet via Your Trainer Paige: I love love love Paige’s response to this question.

  • King and Queen No More? Headstand, Shoulderstand, and the Yoga of Experience and Evidence: This is an interesting (and somewhat long) read on why some yoga studios and teachers won’t teach headstand or shoulderstand in group classes. While I very much appreciate inversions and the benefits that inversions offer, as a teacher, I totally get this. There are so many reasons why teaching inversions in my classes makes me nervous sometimes.

  • I Want to Freeze Time via The Lean Green Bean: I so appreciate Lindsay’s honesty in this post – wanting to freeze time because our kids grow up too damn fast, struggling at times to find some sort of working order between work/family/life, and the pages long to-do list and feeling overwhelmed. But amidst it all, it’s important to focus on the little things.

Do you write about your children? What would you put in your personal first aid kit?


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