OK, little break over. Last week I only worked 32 hours: since I had a half day vacation already on the books, plus a holiday, and they only mandated 4 hours of OT, I did the minimum required, and as my blogs show, I took full advantage of the opportunity to be active. Which showed nothing more than that if I'm NOT working OT, and especially with an extra day off, I can do it. I can train well, rest well, and feel good about me.
This week, we're back to 8 hours OT mandated, and no holidays or vacation days. I am two weeks out from the Cornhusker State Games. I'm thinking my bike commutes may be the extent of my cycling, and if I get them in two or three days, I will call it good. Hoping for combining a brick run on the end of one of them, and maybe an after work jog on a day I drive. Defer swim to next Sunday, my next full day off.
So, that's the activity plan. As for the rest, standard work "line in the sand" pep talk:
* Remember to hydrate extra, it's Summertime, Summertime, sum-sum-summertime!
* Eat what's in the bag, it's full of healthy things you packed for that purpose.
* Remember to go to recess. It's good for the mind, not just the body.
* Prioritize what you work on, and remember Who the real boss is!
* And of course, get to bed on time! Rest is an important part of self-care, too.
Balance, people. LIFE is about balance. And it is *good*. Spark on!