1. A miracle happened Saturday morning.
I mean really. I’m generally not all that OCD about my workout numbers, but when I stopped my watch after my long run Saturday morning and saw this, I absolutely couldn’t believe it. Look at all of those zeroes! It’s all so perfect and beautiful!
The funnier thing about this to me was that before I go for a run, I generally try to make a general estimate of how long it’ll take me. For whatever reason, I always guess I’m going to average a 10:00 pace on any run, even though this never, ever happens. To actually average exactly a 10:00 on this run made me smile.
2. Last week, I recommended this book to three separate bloggers, so I figured I might as well recommend it to the rest of you as well.
I’m going to take a wild guess here and assume I’m not the only Type A perfectionist out here in Blogland, and I’m also going to assume I’m not the only Type A perfectionist who, though realizing that there can be benefits to having these tendencies, realizes that there are also a whole lot of drawbacks towards that all-or-nothing, perfect-or-failure dichotomous mindset. The ultimate takeaway of The Pursuit of Perfect is that it’s not only good, but necessary, to fail, because in failing we learn. I thought it was a great read and would definitely recommend it to any perfectionist out there.
3. I have officially decided I would like to hire a second Bethany. Ideal candidates will be able split my work and post-work obligations with me so that I am able to actually occasionally have a spare second to breathe while still maintaining 1) a full time job 2) something resembling a social life and 3) race training/fitness pursuits in general. Alternatively, if this is not a possibility, candidates with the ability to add one to two post-work hours to each day (or loan me their teleportation device, so I can stop spending any time traveling from Point A to Point B), the ability to add one additional day to each weekend, or perhaps remind me that maybe, just maybe, “Do ALL the things!” is possibly not the best way to live life are also welcome to submit their resumes.
How do you balance your work/life schedule? Alternatively phrased, “How do you know how to say no?”