Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday, Monday it was all I hoped it would be.

I am not going to lie. This was a rough Monday. I've been telling myself that today would be rough. It's not the first day back, but its the first day back after only two days off (if that makes any sense...) Getting up this morning was not a problem. But it still was a rough Monday.

So, I may not have mentioned, but Brandon and I splurged after Christmas! We are in training. My first goal: The Kalamazoo 5k. My second goal (and the big one): Chicago Rock N Roll HALF MARATHON! We bought a treadmill, and I have already put almost 10 miles on it. I bring this up because it was part of my "rough Monday." However, in looking to the better side, I know that I just pushed myself a little too fast today. I'm working on it - who wants to join us in Kzoo and Chicago in May and August? Let us know!

Back in April - June, I was looking for some inspiration. It was a rough time, both personally and professionally, and I found something that really helped.


Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

And that's just what I plan on doing, even on this rough Monday. Why is today the best day in this year, so far?
  1. My Seahawks shirt was shipped today (just a reminder: Seahawks v. Bears IN CHICAGO on Sunday)
  2. The CTA Train Tracker is up and has revolutionized my mornings (and evenings!)
  3. Students are back at IIT, making work a smiling, bustling place once again.
  4. I was able to top my Monday off with a huge mug of salted hot chocolate:


Start with your favorite mug (I chose a holiday gift from Ryan and Christina)


Add your desired amount of cocoa powder and a touch of sea salt (more to taste, of course!)


Top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and a touch more sea salt.

Enjoy this fabulous week, and remember to ask yourself why THIS DAY is the best day of the year (thus far.)

1 comments:

Christina said...

That is an awesome way to look at things, I'm going to borrow that for the month of January at least! :D Hopefully then it will stick for the rest of the year.

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Monday, Monday it was all I hoped it would be.

| Monday, January 10, 2011
I am not going to lie. This was a rough Monday. I've been telling myself that today would be rough. It's not the first day back, but its the first day back after only two days off (if that makes any sense...) Getting up this morning was not a problem. But it still was a rough Monday.

So, I may not have mentioned, but Brandon and I splurged after Christmas! We are in training. My first goal: The Kalamazoo 5k. My second goal (and the big one): Chicago Rock N Roll HALF MARATHON! We bought a treadmill, and I have already put almost 10 miles on it. I bring this up because it was part of my "rough Monday." However, in looking to the better side, I know that I just pushed myself a little too fast today. I'm working on it - who wants to join us in Kzoo and Chicago in May and August? Let us know!

Back in April - June, I was looking for some inspiration. It was a rough time, both personally and professionally, and I found something that really helped.


Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

And that's just what I plan on doing, even on this rough Monday. Why is today the best day in this year, so far?
  1. My Seahawks shirt was shipped today (just a reminder: Seahawks v. Bears IN CHICAGO on Sunday)
  2. The CTA Train Tracker is up and has revolutionized my mornings (and evenings!)
  3. Students are back at IIT, making work a smiling, bustling place once again.
  4. I was able to top my Monday off with a huge mug of salted hot chocolate:


Start with your favorite mug (I chose a holiday gift from Ryan and Christina)


Add your desired amount of cocoa powder and a touch of sea salt (more to taste, of course!)


Top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and a touch more sea salt.

Enjoy this fabulous week, and remember to ask yourself why THIS DAY is the best day of the year (thus far.)

1 comments:

{ Christina } at: January 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM said...

That is an awesome way to look at things, I'm going to borrow that for the month of January at least! :D Hopefully then it will stick for the rest of the year.

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