This week was a doozy y’all. I think every week is challenging in new ways, but we’re in week 2 of the fourth marking period – which shouldn’t matter to first graders but I don’t want to set that precedent so it does matter. Except six weeks in, and we still don’t have a set schedule for my ADHD first grader which is our biggest problem.
In bigger news, I soft-launched a business this week which I am super jazzed about. For a LONG time, I have wanted to work for myself. So I’m offering marketing services to bloggers and small businesses and will also have some training courses as well. Super good thing this week, I still need to clarify specifics but if you’re interested, feel free to contact me!
Another good thing? I have my hacked peloton ride almost complete. The bike came in, now I’m waiting for the cadence sensor and my iPad mount. I’ll have a bigger blog post on that later this week once it’s all set up and I can get decent pictures. I’ve done two spin classes since I set it up and yep, I’m a BIG ole fan.
Take a deep breath. Advice for those of us crisis schooling.
Which brings me to, what endurance events will likely look like when they come back.
The new Hunger Games prequel! Who’s excited!?!
This maxi dress is a cult favorite and is on sale for less than $30!
I love this wrap front Gibson top and it’s less than $20!
The last thing I need is another pair of calf-hair mules with nowhere to wear them, but these Madewell beauties are 70% off. Seriously, they are GORGEOUS (snakeskin version here if that’s your thing!).
Good for You
Not everyone can afford the $2,000 price ticket of the Peloton bike. However, there are cheaper ways to get the benefits of those cult fitness classes. Later this week, I’ll be sharing mine and some other hacked peloton set-ups. They’re doing still doing a 90-day free trial, so its a great time to try it out if your regular workouts are boring you.
This was a great piece on the benefits of spinning. As a runner who has had borderline injuries for the past two years (8 weeks of running in not right for me sneakers nearly killed my calves and Achilles), Peloton digital has given me LOTS of opportunities for cross-training AND they make my runs (either outside or on the treadmill) a little less lonely in these social distancing times.
There was a fantastic article in the Baltimore Sun about how World Central Kitchen (a nonprofit founded by chef José Andrés), plans to distribute 20,000 free meals per week through 10 new Baltimore sites in hopes of keeping families from going hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.
World Central Kitchen is serving up a combined 175,000 meals a day in dozens of cities (including Baltimore) feeding hospital workers and community members who otherwise might not have access to fresh meals. Seriously, this is an awesome cause if you’re looking for one to donate to.