Happy Friday! Megan here to kick off this post. What a crazy week it has been! I was in Minneapolis last week and I head off to San Francisco on Sunday. This week was spent doing all the house things (meal prep, clean house, laundry), catching up on work, prepping for midterms, turning in assignments, and helping the hubs with some yard work. On top of all that, we had some workers here doing paint touch ups and I had the pleasure of marking the spots that needed fixing… AKA all of them.
Yesterday was International Women’s Day! I am on the executive committee for a Women’s Employee Resource Group (WERG) at work and we hosted a panel discussion about diversity and inclusion in the work place. We have 5 amazing panelist who have senior level positions in the agency and the conversation was great. It was great to hear about their ascent into their current roles and how the landscape of the agency has change over the last 20 years. WERG had been dormant for awhile until we revived it at the end of last year. This was our first big event and we end up with over 130 people. I was BLOWN away by the attendance. I was so proud of my agency that all these men and women spent their lunch hour with us discussing how to create change.Outside of work I touched based with a few friends and couldn’t help but feel so thankful and lucky to have such an amazing group of women in my life. I didn’t quite understand the value of true female friendship until after college and now I can’t imagine making it through the day without them. Without fail I speak to at least 3 of my best friends every day and probably my mom or MIL too : )
Even though we didn’t post last week I still worked out : ) I did a lot of walking on the treadmill while I was in Minneapolis. I would get stir crazy in the hotel and hit the treadmill at night and watch TV.The raking on Saturday was BRUTAL. Holy back work out. On a side note – I had an MRI a week or two ago and went to the orthopedic and I will be scheduling my THIRD knee surgery for May. Wooo. More details on that later. I mention it because my “cardio” is legit just walking on a treadmill. I haven’t been able to run at all this year and the last time I swam my knee was the size of a bowling ball all day. Oh the joys of your body crumbling.
Lillian here and let me just say that I ❤ Megan’s meal prep pictures. Is that weird? I appreciate her dedication to taking time to do this and also her kitchen is pretty 🙂 SO I JOINED A NEW THING AT MY GYM. It is called MyZone and I am doing it 1x a week. Basically, you are in a group and do a circuit workout with a trainer – it is really fun! And been a challenge so far! I really enjoy the group because I am usually by myself and it is helpful to have a trainer – he has already corrected a few things on my form and he is a great motivator towards the end of each set.
Here was my last week and this week workouts:
Saturday: ran 8 miles, tempo (hit a mile at 7:03 pace yay!)
These workouts are pretty killer I think. Also, I hate sled pulls. Who would ever enjoy those???
I am running a half-marathon down in Lexington KY at the end of the month, so I have been trying to incorporate some longer/more runs… I am not shooting for any time, just going to go out there and have fun, enjoy the scenery, and finish with a smile 🙂
I have a feeling though, it will kick my butt in a good way.