Let’s do this!
I did a Sprint Tri a couple years ago during a time I was really into races. I completed a a bunch of 5ks, a half marathon and a sprint triathlon. Since that Sprint I have not completed a single race and have gained quite a bit of weight.
I just agreed with my friend, Beth, who I did the first Sprint with that we are going to do another one this coming September!
So here we go. I am going to start this 8 Week Sprint Triathlon Training Plan today! Best part is… Monday, the 1st Day is Rest Day, so I already did it… 😂 But tomorrow we go full force!
I plan on doing the 8 week training plan three times before race day. First time: easy and just biking endurance. Second time: increase speed. Third time: get ready for race!
Any suggestions, tips or motivations will be greatly appreciated!
Here we go again. Last year was not as good as I would hope but I’m going for… I only marked 60 things off my life… but I’m going for it again. This year I am kicking it off with purging items to declutter my life.
On the 1st I threw away some old boots that I have been holding onto for far too long.
Throughout the month I will continue to throw things out in hopes to clean up my house. They say decluttering brings a sense of peace.
Working in a bar can sometimes create a very late schedule. I often wake up early but lay around trying to soak in some extra lazy hours in the morning. Starting today I vow to wake up at 8am and get out the door doing something.
It is a great week to start this since I just adopted AJ, my sister’s dog. So this morning I was up and on my way to the dog park by 8! We ran around, which I’m sure my dog, Mia, appreciated too.
I look forward to the next 6 days and hope I can keep a trend going from there!
As for the rest of my list I have a lot of catching up to do. Stay tuned and follow me for updates on the last few weeks, I’ll be adding in things that I got done or will be getting done retroactively.
Some of you might not believe this but I had, until today, not seen the documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
I do not know how I went this long. It was a great watch but now I guess I have to watch the sequel to see how far we have come or what we have further caused or hindered.
I am still sick today so this was a perfect way to check something off without having to leave my house or really get off the couch. Hopefully tomorrow I will feel better and can do something more interesting!
My inspiration on social media today was:
“And still, after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”
Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.”
Social media has absolutely changed the way the world works. It is where people get information, share their opinions and thoughts and where so much of culture is formed.
I am on social media all day everyday because I am a Marketing Manager. Over the last year I feel there is so much negativity, bickering and arguments. It is so overwhelming some days.
I thought it would be nice to post affirmations or positive quotes everyday for a month and see how it can change me or change someone else’s day.
Since today is MLK JR Day I thought it would be great to start off with a quote from him. I plan on continuing with different quotes every day until February 15th.
You can find me on facebook at Megan Tutin. Hopefully maybe one of those days can help you feel a little better and less overwhelmed by all the negativity.
Who knew there were so many conspiracy theories out there?!?
I found SOO MANY SITES.
And it just keeps going deeper and deeper.
Some are creepy. Some are intriguing. Some are just downright ridiculous.
If you want to dive in a little. I suggest just start with Wikipedia: Conspiracy Theories but Time Magazine has a great list of the Top 10 Conspiracy Theories.
Do you have a favorite theory? Something you believe in?
So this is something I try to do once a year. I added it to my list to make sure I remembered to do it. In the past I have donated to Dumb Friends League and probably will again at a different time of this year.
However, I really wanted to donate to something else for this task. Make it something that I would not normally do.
So I found this website: Charity Navigator thinking it would make it easier to find a charity that was worthy and really needed this money. This was not the case. It actually made the choice much, much harder.
I cannot even decide between the categories:
Let alone decide once in those categories. But I set a standard for myself and just had to push through and do something.
So I looked through the “popular topics” that need money and found a popular charity called Direct Relief:
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.
They have multiple programs but I found it interesting you could donate to a specific cause. I chose to support people dealing with the wildfires in California.
It is tragic. What is overwhelming is there are so many tragic things going on in the world it was difficult to not give to everyone. I did not donate much. I do not have that much disposable income. But I hope anything can help. And I know if other people join in the help can be more widespread.