Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

So, is anyone suffering from Christmas fatigue yet? No? Good! Me neither! 😛

All of my Christmas cards have been posted, gifts all wrapped and packed, the house fully decorated – even down to the Christmas bedding (washed with Winter Spice scented fabric softener, no less)! I’m thoroughly enjoying it!

We’ve has the first winter ice, which is always a danger when you’re as bambi-esque as I am at the best of times, with no sense of balance. Fortunately, it’s melted again for now, and we’re back to rain.

At this time of year, though, it can be easy to become caught up in the commercialism and spend, spend, spend – and to try to keep up with the excesses of the season with parties and events. But, despite my love for the season, I still try to remember that some things are much more important; and that spending quality time with loved ones is the best way to celebrate. This Maya Angelou quote can be interpreted in many ways, but it resonates in this context for me at the moment:

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Have a wonderful week- and don’t get too caught up in everything.

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

This is supposed to be a running blog, and- well- I’m really conscious that I’ve neglected the running part recently. Oops!
I must try better- it’ll be another New Year’s resolution for me to break keep 😉
Are any of you wonderfully good runners or bloggers (or run-bloggers) planning an advent streak? Running streak, that is- not the other kind 😛
I haven’t formally signed up for any, but I’m going to lace up my dusty trainers and do something each day. I’m choked with a cold (some excuse, huh?) so I’ll make a start on the treadmill tonight.
Go me!
Anyone care to join me?
It’s also AIDS Awareness Day, so I’ve been sporting my awareness pin in support of this important cause. It’s frustrating to think that 20+ years on from the AIDS awareness campaigns I remember that so many younger people are unaware of the risks that HIV and other STDs pose. One in four people diagnosed with HIV is under the age of 24. Get educating!

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Here’s my thought for this week:

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Have a wonderful week- let me know what you are up to!