Dear Roger Daltrey,
Happy Birthday! Today you are 67.
In other words, you are 37 years older than I am; however, I am still in love with you. I have always wanted to meet you, but as I grow older and start to run out of ideas about how to get our paths to cross, I’ve begun to face the fact that this might never happen. That’s okay, though. I will still think you are one of the greatest things since sliced bread.
Thanks for everything! Maybe one day we will meet after all.
Embarrassing confession: when I was young(er) and more unabashedly in love with the man pictured above, I used to work the four digits of his birth date into things like usernames of mine. So if you ever come across an ’emilie3144′ somewhere, chances are it’s me.
So here we are in March, lovelies! Spring is springing, the snow is melting, and I am once again taking a look at how things are progressing this year. Last month, I made an effort to follow through on things, and I did fairly well. I still need to get a move on with those Groupon deals I have with a couple yoga studios, though, and I’m hoping to get that started this week. I had a one-week setback with my running mileage, but for the most part things went well in that area. And as I established this past Sunday, I’d like to be working a bit harder to get some yoga and core work into my weekly routine. These are things I’ll continue to work on in March.
I’d also like to focus on comfort zones this month. In some ways, I’ve pushed out of my comfort zones lately, but in others, I’ve really let myself get used to avoiding situations that may make me uncomfortable but may also result in personal growth and positive change. I don’t really want to end up completely avoiding certain things or situations because it’s easier to do that than to confront them, so I think it’s time to nip this habit in the bud. And what better time to do it than now? Here are some of the ways I want to push past my comfort zone this month:
- Incorporate speedwork or hill training into my weekly running routine.
- Work progressively toward getting over my tendency to avoid shopping for and preparing food.
- Go out for at least one non-running activity on weekends.
- Write blog posts ahead of time so that I can free up my evenings to work on projects that I’ve been putting off for a long time and for no reason other than the fact that they make me anxious.
The second goal is probably the most important thing on that list to me right now, because I have almost become a professional when it comes to avoiding situations where I have to be directly involved with food. I still eat regularly, but I put a lot (or, *ahem* all) of the burden of food shopping and preparation on Nat, which isn’t fair. It also doesn’t help me to feel very empowered when it comes to my recovery when I take this passive approach to what’s going on food-wise. I’d really like to try doing a little bit more every week. This week, for instance, my goal will be to put in an order for groceries with Fresh Direct. Seems kind of lame, right? But that’s where I am right now, and for me it’s a challenge.
Is there anything you’re hoping to accomplish this month?