Monday, May 17, 2010

Letting It Flow

This morning while I was trying to roll out some sore spots in my quads at the end of my workout (my legs were dragging this morning) I was thinking back over the weekend and how great it was. I didn't have many commitments and for the most part, ended up just letting it flow as it came - aside from my regular date with the gym.

Typically I like to have everything planned out, at least a couple days in advance. I like to know my schedule so I can make plans and know what to expect. For the most part, I don't see anything wrong with that, I think it is a pretty good way to be, actually. This past weekend started out no different. Saturday after the gym I had everything planned so I could meet up with a friend around 2pm for a walk in the park. Not long before we were to meet the plans changed and were pushed back a couple hours. Instead of worrying how it would change my day and the fact that I missed out on a trip to the farmers market with Woody, I picked up my book and headed outside to read while I waited for her call. The rest of the day was perfect. I had such a great time walking through Central Park, catching up with a good friend and enjoying the great weather. I really can't complain about any part of the weekend. It was pretty great.

Well, until I had trouble falling asleep last night, but that was my own fault. I spent the last half hour or so flipping through travel brochures planning our upcoming vacation in northern Michigan. I love going up there so I'm sure over the next few weeks my mind will drift quite a few times, thinking about all the great things we can do. Or, not do! We'll have a basic plan for the week, but leave room for roaming and getting side tracked. That's one of the best parts about vacations, right? Maybe we should leave a little room during our 'normal' life to be side tracked. Never know what might happen!

How was your weekend? Do you like planning things out or taking life as it comes?

workout stats -
20mi bike
12x3 hammer curls
12x3 hamstring deadlift, bicep curl, shoulder press combo
10x4 one arm bent row (ea arm)
100 various crunches
foam roller and stretching


Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

I'm definitely a planner! Usually it's a good thing, like you said, but sometimes it get me into trouble because I honestly struggle to go with the flow. When I do manage to do it successfully, though, it's a wonderful thing!

Glad you had a nice weekend! :)

NY Wolve said...

This weekend was a great NYC weekend. The weather was lovely, spring was in the air, and it didn't rain as it was supposed to.

I am fit life in around all the commitments and work type.

wendy said...

I am a planner, married to a go-with-the-flow kind of guy. Somehow it all works out : )

Lindsay said...

I am a planner have to be or it doesn't get done!!! Your weekend sounded great :)

Chocolate-Covered Katie said...

I'm a planner, but I like to be spontaneous sometimes too :)

Ana Goncalves said...

Sounds like a truly enjoyable weekend. What counts is what makes you happy and whether you enjoy it, and it looks like you did!
I'm not a planner at all. If i do happen to plan something it is because I am pre-conditioning myself to slot into that experience and that always frustrates me one way or the other, so I just let myself go wherever the flow goes. Even if the pre-conditioning plan happens I tend to see the lighter note of it and end up enjoying it anyway!
Always good to make the most of every experience.
Passing by through SITS.
Have a blessed week.

AM! said...

oooo! great qt. i love, love, love planning. but i know planning can at times get in the way with life. and that ain't good.

i'll say this, and I can't believe i'm saying this because it marks me as 'older'. but i think you're in your 20's kids to contend w/at the moment right? so...enjoy the non planning of that! planning is great, but enjoy this space of no 'responsibility' in your life too;-)