My typing fingers are still pruney after my run this morning. I was soaked.
Like many, managing work and life for me means striking a balance between my plans and staying flexible and open to whatever might come. I set my running schedule for the week on Sundays, and it’s one of the few things that I try to stick to no matter what. So some days, that means I’m out in the driving rain looking like a fool. That was today.
A couple of things from my week:
- I came across this playlist with the 100 most (surely subjective) uplifting songs in Apple Music and am loving it. If you’re looking for something different for your workout or commute, you might enjoy it too. Which, by the way, my toddler unwittingly bought Apple Music for me when playing with my phone a couple of months ago. I’ve never gone back in to cancel because it does come in handy when you need the latest Kids Bop tune in a hurry.
- I met a man named Noah Currier this week. He’s a paralyzed vet and entrepreneur who created Oscar Mike, a rad t-shirt company. He has an inspiring story that you can check out on his site’s “About” page here. In short, he started the company six years ago as a way to fund other paralyzed vets’ participation in the adaptive sporting events and adventure races he credits with saving his life. I snagged a shirt this morning and am looking forward to the next sunny day to wear it.
- Lastly, the Kentucky Derby is tomorrow! I don’t care for juleps, and my only suitable hat is rather unspectacular. However, this is one of the few sporting events I look forward to each year. My kids and I have a complicated horse-selection process that starts with the question- Is there a filly in the field? If not, we move on to picking by saddle blanket color and horse name. We'll be watching and doing some friendly betting with neighbors tomorrow.