Friday Five: Things I should really be doing

Rediscover sprinting

I’m actually pretty lazy with my running. And I know that my usual routine isn’t really pushing me (which is deliberate, because when I make things feel too much like work, I lose motivation). But working a few sprints into my runs is both fun and good for stretching my capabilities. I’m not like T – he’s an ex-sprinter despite being enormous and trying to outpace him is always an exercise in frustration – but was reasonably quick in high school myself. By that, I mean I was more of a middle distancer, but usually put in a respectable showing at the short races on Athletics Day every year, and was always on the class relay team. (I think I did around a 15-16 second 100m…which would probably be more like 20 seconds nowadays, if that.)

Finally got T to put those new $200 trainers to good use over the crazy sunny Easter break

Not eating so many damn instant noodles

I have a major weak spot for Yum Yum shrimp flavoured noodles, and they’re only 50c a packet. Lately I’ve been making it through as many as four packs in a week. I need to bring this phase to an end, STAT and take a break.

Stop being so all over the place with my blog

And hone in on “my thing” (whatever that is) already. But that’s not going to happen.

Stock up on ladythings when they’re on sale

If there’s one thing I resent paying for, it’s pads and tampons. I only ever visit that aisle in the supermarket when absolutely necessary. BUT. I know I’m going to need them every month. So it only makes sense I pick up extra when discounts are going.

Drink more water

I’m generally pretty good on keeping my H20 intake up. But lately work has been crazy and toilet breaks/lunch breaks/getting up to refill my glass are just interruptions. (Incidentally, did anyone else have a horrible first day back after the Easter weekend? Mine was all headachey and mopey.)

What’s something you’re working on right now?


8 thoughts on “Friday Five: Things I should really be doing

  • Reply Michelle (@SenseofCents) April 14, 2012 at 01:20

    These are all things I need to do also. I need to run more especially.

  • Reply addvodka April 14, 2012 at 02:25

    I think these are all things that I need to do as well – save for instant noodles, but I will replace that with stop eating out all the time. I also need to refocus myself on school.

  • Reply MommaStar April 14, 2012 at 07:24

    Instant noodles… YUM. I don’t care if people call it the broke college or poor people food. I love it. I mean wha’ts not to love about them. They’re cheap and fast to make.

    I love your blog. It’s not all over the place.

  • Reply Kara E April 14, 2012 at 07:48

    I totally hear you on stocking up on ladythings. I really should start doing that for after the baby arrives, because I’m sure I won’t be prepared, nor will I have time to rush to the store!

    I really need to work on eating better when the husband is on days off. We eat great and meal plan when he’s going to work (so there’s leftovers for him to take for lunch the next day) but when he’s off we eat way too much crap food!

  • Reply LittleFrugalista April 14, 2012 at 09:30

    I’m the same way as you with ‘ladythings’- Although I found them on sale the other day and did in fact stock up! I think the reason we usually don’t is that it’s annoying to spend money on things we don’t need. Then once we do need them we pay through the roof!

  • Reply serendipitysavings April 14, 2012 at 18:30

    I like your blog! Don’t hone in on anything!

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  • Reply My Broken Coin (@MyBrokenCoin) April 16, 2012 at 12:51

    I need to organize my life so that I not just work, work, work but do something for myself such as work out and make time for writing and blogging. My life suddenly became so hectic lately. It is very … disheveling. 🙂

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