Morning! I’m taking over @yourdaywon IG today so if you usually follow my stories here- follow them there! As I was introducing myself on their Instagram page I realized that I could share a little bit more here with you guys. (can I though?! I feel like I share everything with you guys 😂😂) I find my best days are started with at least 30 minutes if reading/quiet time before all the Mom stuff starts. I really get off on the wrong foot when I have to start waiting on people from the second I open my eyes. This is tough though because sometimes you just want to stay in bed in fear that if you do get up earlier that everyone else will too and then not only did you miss your quiet time but you also got less sleep.
Here are some random things:
1. I read at least 2-3 books at once. Right now I’m reading @deena8050 “Let your Mind Run”, @sniequist “Present over Perfect, @carminegallospeaker “Talk like Ted” & @rachelheldevans “Searching for Sunday” And yes I really am actively reading them all. I read different books at different times of the day. Here are when I get sneaks of reading time: early morning hours, in car pool line picking up Marsh from school, at night when I lay with my big boys for 15-20 minutes while they fall asleep, on weekends when Glenn is home, on treadmill or elliptical & then usually a couple pages while I fall asleep that I have to re-read because I m like reading in my sleep.
2. I ran very consistently and often through my first three pregnancies (probably most in my second) and this time I’ve decided to run less not because I can’t but b/c I’m not finding the joy in it I normally do. I’d say on average, at 29 weeks I’m running 2 and at most 3 times a week and doing 3 miles at a time.
3. I stay home with my kids Mon, Wed, Fri and on Tues, Thurs I have a wonderful babysitter from 8-3:30; during those hours I work on my podcast, speaking stuff, coaching & sometimes I grab a pedicure or run to the grocery in that time. I don’t get all the work stuff done during those hours- sometimes I do evening work & always a few hours on weekends.
Questions for you:
What’s your best way to start the day?
What are you reading?