This past week I noticed patterns in my life. Maybe it was just a reflective week and I had time to analyze my preferences. Whatever the reason, it came to my attention that I favored a few specific things this week. For Meg’s Week In Review I wanted to talk about what things kept popping up in my life. No, they aren’t all running related 🙂
In both the goal setting and nightly slumber sense, I thought a great deal about dreams this past week. When the weather gets hot, I sweat a lot when I sleep and often get vivid dreams. I had a few good ones that reminded me of all the information my brain takes in subconsciously, which it then filters at night. I actually had a few experiences in my dreams this week that helped me work out difficult circumstances in my real life. I think of those dreams as a blessing in disguise. They are like a practice round.
The second type of dreams I dealt with this week was in the goal setting sense. Have you ever wanted something so bad it hurts? Have you ever thought about something and wanted it to happen that it actually made you ill to overthink about it? Well I’ve had a couple of those moments this past week, and I’ll touch on it more in another post this week. I was reminded by my mentors that it’s important to have those dreams to keep the fire going, but also not over analyze those dreams and allow them to make me unbalanced.
Oh rice, you delicious grain I had forgotten about until recently. Why did I let you leave my life? But really I have been on a rice kick this past week and I’m not hating it. There’s just something about a huge bowl of just white (or brown, I don’t hate) for lunch that comforts me. I have been interested in the concept of monomealling for a while, but it was an interest of “looks cool but I like eating more than one thing at a time.” This past week, I found a bag of rice in our pantry and all of a sudden a big bowl of fluffy rice sounded like the greatest food experience ever. Craving was met everyday for lunch this week. Simple big bowls of rice. Yum!
Each of my runs this past week except one were with others. I ran with Baily on Monday, Ian on Tuesday, my favorite ladies on Wednesday and Julie (plus a new face!) on Friday. I am definitely falling behind on the podcast listening, but the amazing comradeship and conversations have totally blessed me. This is what I have missed during my marathon training.
Speaking of training, I decided this week to give up my gym membership. I am doing this for a few reasons. The first is that I’ll save $40 a month. The second is that I want to force myself to do my speed and tempo runs outside. This can only benefit me in the future. The third is that I got myself a stationary bike from the Salvation Army so I don’t need to use the one at the gym anymore. It was only $30 so I take that as a sign. I downloaded the Nike training app so I will be focusing on bodyweight exercises instead of dumbells. I do have a few weights but they are at my parents house right now and I will get them when I have off this next week.
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How was your week?
Do your dreams ever help you navigate life?