Mondays are for Coffee & Contemplation

It’s Monday and another week is upon us! Also means it’s time for another edition of Mondays are for coffee and contemplation, which is a round up on quick things I want to talk about but don’t want to dedicate an entire post to.

1) On Saturday I had my first book signing! It was at the Learned Owl in my hometown of Hudson, Ohio and it was so much fun. A bunch of people showed up, including complete strangers which is always nice as a writer because there’s always that fear that only your family and friends will be interested in your book.

Seriously, y’all. I look so fancy and professional, amirite?

2) Multiple times over the past week I have found myself saying “I am so happy I bought myself a treadmill.”

Trust me. I’m as surprised as all of you but really, I am so happy I bought myself a treadmill. I’m still working on building up my endurance and distance post-injury and having the treadmill gives me that controlled environment that the streets of Cleveland in January (ie: snow and ice) do not. I’m using the early weeks of C25K as intervals but right now I really am just working on getting my distance up since I’m basically starting from scratch. But 10K training starts in less than a month so I want to have some base built up before I begin that.

3) Speaking of, while I’m not officially in training mode yet, I so love having a plan week-to-week to follow and I bought this fantastic printable grid for my Passion Planner.

I love sitting down and planning a run down of my plan for the week and getting to see it at a glance. Plus, since it’s a printable file I can print the pages out as often as needed for future planners and if I ever decide I want to have a weekly checklist type thing for other things during my week.

4) My friend Nicole’s daughter Audra is on the Kids Baking Championship this season and YOU SHOULD TOTALLY WATCH. New episodes air Monday nights on the Food Network and all the kids are adorable and way more talented in the baking kitchen than I am.

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

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