Books: It was not a great reading month as we had three trips and I didn’t get to settle down. I did read 3 thought, two about Indonesia (Indonesia Economy in Transition, and Man of Contradiction) which I enjoyed a lot. And an essay reading 101 essays that will change the way you think. Also, good book to read few chapters before bed.
Podcast: We can do hard things, episodes with Elizabeth Gilbert, and when Abby shared her NYC marathon experience. Wonderful talks.
Supplement: I am loving AG1. Main immediate benefit is good digestion, which has been my issue for decades. Together with Seeds, it’s completely resolved!!! I will have my mom try it when we get together as she suffers the same issues.
Workouts: I abandoned Tracy Anderson’s metamorphosis program and focused on runners strength training. My coach told me to take rest day seriously so I only do 20-30 min strength training on my running days. I do 1-2 sessions of abs and arms from Melissa Wood as well. I go to Physical therapy once a week to do pilates type of workout with the trainer. I can really feel working on my weak spots (hips, booty).
Running: I got a coach and I like that he’s responsive to my questions, but not over micro manage each workout. He adjusted my plan toward experienced runner after our chat. He taught me the importance of training the fueling and last week’s long run felt easier than usual. I am excited and confident now that I will be able to get there without major injury and run it at my best.
Travel: we had three trips. Cebu to review Sofia’s passport (solo trip with Sofia), El Nido as a family, and Jakarta with Lizzy. I love traveling with the girls alone, easier to plan for activities, older enough to be independent, and good company.
July goals progress
Early dinners: most of days we managed to start dinner 5:30pm. I like that we don’t need to rush to start bed time routine and enough time to digest.
Waking up meditation 10 min and I am mentally fresh for the day.
Date Fridays. Total fail. hahaha… we just can’t manage to be creative and do something. Yet, we carve our solo times running errands, taking naps, and just chill.
Take more walks with kids or husband. It has been raining most of the days so not much walking.
Sell/give away things.
Read fiction again.
Eye massager before sleep. I got a devise that does eye massage, warm compression, and soothing music. I need to remember to actually use it.
Go to watch girls soccer more often.