Thank YOU all for your support and love on Instagram.

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I finally hit 2,000 followers and feel so honored! To show my appreciation, I’m kicking off a giveaway on Instagram this weekend… prize TBD. What would you want to win? 

I may have caught the first glimpse of fall in Austin, or maybe it’s just a leaf that’s had a rough life and taunting us with the prospect of fall colors.

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There’s a walking trail right next to my office that goes around a little lake and I love heading out there for a break during the day. I am notorious for not taking lunch breaks (or any breaks), but whenever I do, I always feel so much better afterwards. Must. Get. Better!

One of the questions I get a lot is how I fit it all in. From running to working full time; managing a blog and freelancing; doing the “normal” life stuff of grocery shopping; and everything else in between… it’s a lot. Sometimes I get overwhelmed. 

But most of the time, it feels like life. 

I am not the type of person that likes to sit and do nothing… I will obviously do this from time to time (and catch up on some trashy TV to really get the experience of doing nothing). I like to have a million little things going, even if it feels overwhelming. I think that I get this from my mom because she’s the same exact way (even if it does drive my sister crazy about both of us, ha!). 

Anyways, I keep things sane by focusing on doing one thing at a time. Although I have a long-term plan for things and goals (e.g., marathon training), it keeps things manageable if I just think about what I need to do today. Not what I need to do tomorrow, the next week or the next month. This works the best on days when it just seems too much. 

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I’ve also learned that it’s nearly impossible to get it all done. I usually wake up with a to do list a mile long (and think about more stuff to do on my run!), but narrow it down to my top priorities with the other things as bonus. Some days I succeed, other days not so much. But it’s all relative.

Maybe someday I’ll slow down; maybe one day I will be able to sit still without a million things on my mind. Until then, the craziness will have to do. 🙂 

 

Giveaway ideas?

What do you do to get it all done? Do you prefer to be busy? 

 

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