Here's the list of things I got done last week.
Done List--Week of July 19-25
- Finished Week 10 of revised 14-week Sprint Triathlon training plan--4 weeks to go!
- Continued assembling tri gear
- Got bike fitted and tuned up, and had new seat installed
- Finished Love and Summer, by William Trevor;
- Took my blood pressure daily
- Attended Transitional Jobs Collaborative meeting
- Spent two half-days training interim employee at nonprofit social justice organization
- Worked on website for Transitional Jobs Collaborative
- Continued my two part-time paying jobs
- Attended gathering of my husband's extended family
- Published 5 blog posts
- Meditated 5 times
- Wrote 7 Gratitude Journal entries
- Wrote 6 Morning Pages
- Continued cleaning campaign
- Continued mini yoga practice
- Attended 3 yoga classes
- Continued writing novel
- Went out with my husband for Happy Hour; started reading aloud Elizabeth George's Deception on His Mind
- Decided to reschedule family trip to Ireland
- Called my Mom
Last week's focus goal was to continue writing, and making progress on my novel--once again, not something I found/made a lot of time for. And given my energy level, and the demands of this last few weeks of triathlon training, I have decided to amend last week's plan to keep this is as my focus goal for the time being. Instead, I will attempt to continue doing something each week to move this project forward, while recognizing that triathlon training is my de facto focus goal for this next four weeks. In fact, it seems a bit disrespectful of this undertaking to imagine that I can achieve it without giving it much importance. As the day of the race approaches, I am appreciating the magnitude of what I am trying to do, as a first-timer, and as someone who has not spent much time exercising in recent years.
In red, fittingly, are last week's most important accomplishments--all triathlon-related.
I intend to keep my eyes on the prize these next four weeks. Not a trophy, or the medal all participants will "win," but the sense of accomplishment I have lusted after since watching my daughter cross the finish line at last year's race. And the feeling of having reached down pretty deep within to find the courage/audacity and the perseverance and the faith to take this on.