This week I have had the benefit of taking a much needed staycation. It’s been amazing for getting things done around the house.
As often is the case when you are busy things tend to pile up. Our bedroom was really stressing me out. The quilt needed to be washed. My workout clothes were exploding from their allotted space. So I did some reorganizing. My mom was kind enough to come over and keep me company. Moms are great like that.
Here’s my new workout clothes area. Everything is organized. The drawers actually close! I did a lot of paring down. Stuff that was too small went to a sell/donate pile. I only kept my favorite pieces. I learned a lot in this process…mainly that I have an embarrassing amount of workout clothes. I won’t be buying any more for a LONG while. Oiselle, don’t you even try to tempt me with your sales!
I also organized my work clothes and cut down on those clothes a lot too.
Clearing stuff out was not as emotionally taxing as it was in the past. It actually feels amazing to have a super clean bedroom now. I have a little more cleaning to do today. I’d like to tackle our front closet, and also go through some more winter clothes I have in storage. I’d say though that I’m off to a pretty good start!
All November (leading up to Turkey Day) Oiselle is encouraging people to be active for at least 15 mins a day. We’re calling it #chasethebird and I have to say, it’s been so awesome and inspiring to scroll through the hashtag. Some teammates are just coming back from the New York Marathon, or injury so they might do 15 mins of yoga or stretching. Other ladies are killing tempo runs, crushing ab workouts and lifting. I’d encourage you to join in using the hashtag! It’s a great way to motivate yourself to do something active every day, especially as we get closer to Thanksgiving. Feel free to follow my progress on Instagram!
No running for me today. Friday is one of my rest/cross training days. I’m going to go to LavaBarre tonight for a hybrid cycling/TRX class. I’ll try to give y’all a write up for LavaBarre soon. The short review: I love it! I think it’s the perfect compliment to my running and I’m hoping it will get me toned for my wedding next fall! (I probably didn’t mention this, but I got engaged just before Labor Day. I am so excited! J really is my best friend, training partner, #1 supporter and the most awesome partner a gal could ask for. I’m thrilled to take this next step!)
Back to the remainder of my staycation!
Do you like staycations? Or do you prefer a “real” vacation?
Is there one thing you’d like to change around your house if you had a day off to change it?