If there’s one thing that never ceases to amaze me it’s how difficult and exhausting it can be when you return home from a vacation. I mean aside from all the normal stuff – unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping, etc. – but the mental need to catch up on things or to snap back into your normal “routine” immediately. Couple that with the start of school and it’s a madhouse. So, I’m just going to pretend that I’m still in Montauk, sitting on the beach watching this gentleman paddle his way across the ocean, OK?
Here are some of my favorite posts from this week that I wanted to share with you.
This post from Alison at Writing, Wishing struck a chord with me. During my summer sabbatical and attempt to unplug, I realized that I was starting to obsess about this blog and its associated metrics. Who am I kidding, I had been obsessing for a while and frankly, while of course I love seeing this blog grow, it’s not the be-all, end-all.
Top 5 Health, Sex & Relationship Benefits of Working Out with Your Spouse or Partner #FitRomance
My husband and I used to workout together. We use to run together and even trained for 3 marathons together. It was great to have a partner to help motivate me and keep me accountable. Then we had kids and well, we don’t workout together anymore. I think it’s because someone has to watch the kids. But, there are definitely times that I miss having a workout buddy. If your on the fence about working out with your partner or spouse, or even if you already do, Bex shares some great reasons to work towards a #fitromance.
Active Parents Equal Active Children
Oh, I loved this post from Hank from The Business of Losing Weight and not just because there are awesome pictures of his daughter surfing. Well, fine. That is part of it because I too can’t wait to get my boys up on a surfboard but Hank talks about the power of modeling an active lifestyle and healthy behaviors.
Boobie Tuesday – A Moment and A Choice
Krysten at The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail is one amazing lady. If you don’t already know her, earlier this year, she made a strong, brave and powerful choice; she choose to be healthy and cancer-free. Now, she’s fighting so that more women can make a similar choice. She’s also running the Collingswood CIBC Run for the Cure on September 30 and is raising money to support breast cancer research. If you can, consider making a donation.
How @Rev3Tri #Rev3CP Training Rocked Me To The Core
There’s so much I love about Heidi’s post on her blog Banana Buzzbomb but it’s her honesty about her experience training for a triathlon that really got me. I can totally identify with Heidi when she says, “I don’t claim to be a super athlete but I can usually hold my own.” So much of training is mental and the physical challenges often force us to look deep inside ourselves and reflect and sometimes can really rock us to our core.
Tell me, do you transition from vacation to “normal life” easily? Or do you often feel like you need a vacation from your vacation?