Thanks for wishing Meals for Miles a happy first Birthday!
I’m already wondering where we’ll be (both the blog and myself) a year from now! I definitely have some ideas, hopes and dreams, and if the stars align for just a few of them I think I’ll be ok.
But first, a recap of the week.
- Monday: spinning and elliptical combo, lifting, PT and stretching
- Tuesday: 7.72 miles easy
- Wednesday: 8 miles easy
- Thursday: 7.1 miles steady state
- Friday: XT – spinning and elliptical combo, lifting, PT and stretching
- Saturday: 14.25 miles
- Sunday: 5.8 miles easy, PM Bikram yoga
Total: 42.87 miles
Overall I’m happy with the mileage, but the legs are screaming for a a little break, so this week I’ll ease up on the miles by about 10-15%.
This week is also my last as a 28 year-old (gahhh!), and recognizing this fact actually made me think of this whole “rapture” nonsense. If the world really ended on Saturday, would I have been happy with how I lived my life that day? Or that week/month/year? And in that vein, should I be doing anything to make my last week as a 28 year-old special?
I actually don’t know the answers to any of these questions. Whenever something happens, whether it be the impending end of the world, death of a loved one or emotional heartache, I feel like everyone automatically says: “Well, this is just a reminder to live life to the fullest” or “You’ve got to live each day as if it were your last.”
But how many people actually do this? I mean, I think it’s kind of unrealistic to live each day doing exactly what you want. We do the stuff we don’t want to do so the stuff we want to do seems more fun, yes? Maybe I’m taking the concept to literally, but I don’t feel like I need to jet off to a new country or party all night every night in order to feel like I’m living my life to the “fullest.”
Sometimes, I’m happiest cooking a simple meal in my apartment, reading a good book and going to bed at 9:30 p.m. Other times I would much rather be dining out, visiting a bar with friends, or going on a long weekend getaway.
Black-eyed Pea Cake with Yukon potato and a chipotle aioli
Beet Salad with yellow and red beets, French and wax beans, red onion and tofu in a light vinaigrette
All of our dishes were really flavorful and inventive – my favorite thing about vegan restaurants is the creativity (and abundance of veggies!)
Chocolate Ganache Cake with peanut butter center and soy ice cream
I guess my point is that I think learning what it takes to make me happy is a constant, ongoing journey. Even though each day may not be lived to its “fullest” in the broad sense of the term, as long as I go to bed most nights feeling good, happy and content, that’s what matters most to me.
Maybe this post is a little rambly. And maybe my brain is going crazy because I’m done with classes until the fall and it has too much time to think about non-nutrition related things.
But you tell me – do you live life to its “fullest”? What do you think of this concept?