This email is coming to you from Bend Oregon – way down a forest service road. It’s SO quiet out here, and we haven’t had a single person even drive past us.
Here’s what I found fun, interesting, or noteworthy this week…
Our top adventure –
REDEMPTION – Trail running Skookum Flats (without snow this time).
I had to go back and run this trail again on a day that I was feeling good. Now, you never really know if you’re going to be feeling good, but I felt great on this day, and totally redeemed myself.
Here’s a link to my Garmin Connect info, and checkout our rad video ;-).
Workout of the week –
Go Slow, Get Fit by The Get Better Project
This workout is “easy” :-), and we did some really fun drone videos of us doing the workout.
What’s been helping running recovery –
Joovv Go (link here)
The Joovv Go is a red light therapy device that is small enough to fit in a van (or car). It’s super small!
I’ve been having Achilles/calf inflammation for years, and red light therapy and smashing (otherwise known as hard foam rolling) are the only things that have helped it feel better (even with time off running).
I just point the Joovv at my achilles for 10 minutes at night, and it’s been helping keep me on the trail.
I’m not an affiliate for Joovv, but would be.
Thought that I’ve been pondering –
Time in the zone, how much are you spending?
I’m not talking about flow state, which can be called the zone, but spending time doing what you really enjoy doing. How much time are you spending doing what you really enjoy doing…
I believe that you need to ask yourself this question every couple of months to make sure that you’re staying on-point with feeling fulfilled in your life, work, and play.
The interesting thing is that what makes you feel fulfilled can change, and that’s why you need to ask yourself regularly.
I do not believed in struggling through for something that might happen in the future. There’s so much that you can do that puts you on fire right now that you don’t have to wait. But you might have to try a BUNCH of things to figure out where you want to spend your time. It’s worth it!
Now, I’m not talking about spending money that you don’t have. And I’m not talking about ignoring common sense, which people seem to be doing more and more these days. I’m more referring to spending time in a job or role (or city, or relationship) that you don’t enjoy.
If you have any thoughts on this let me know. I know it might be different than what you were taught (or even what you did).
That’s what I have for you this week. If you need anything at all, let me know!