New Favorite Holiday?

It’s November, and you know what that means!

Well, yes, only one more week until this hellish shit-storm of an election is over.  And, sure, yeah I guess it means the “Holiday Season” is upon us. Welcome the uproar over Starbucks’ “holiday” cup, and the true hell of visiting the mall (did I ever mention I’m so grateful I live on an ISLAND?).  But this year, I’m celebrating a different occasion.  And by the end of the “season”, I may be convinced this is a religious holiday.  At least, it could be considered a cult…

I’m talking about NaNoWriMo.  After my last few posts, I’m sure several of my family are thinking this NaNoWriMo is some sort of cult.  I’m trying not to get obsessed, but I really am excited about this month and hopefully all the productivity that could potentially be the result of dedicating an entire month to writing an entire book.

With Halloween becoming a huge source of disappointment for me, can NaNoWriMo become my new favorite holiday?  Time will tell.

But here are some of the ways I’m already celebrating (more to follow, I’m sure):

  • Madrona Writer’s Workshop on November 5
  • Write Now: How to Stop Wishing and Start Writing at Langley Library on November 12 at 10 am
  • Captain Whidbey Inn (Coupeville) Writing Co-works Thursdays 11-5

And now for the regular postings….

Writing Warm-up
“Before the Flood”- Academy Award Winner Leonardo DiCaprio takes viewers on a journey around the world where he meets with scientists and world leaders to discuss the challenges and issues of climate change, what needs to be done, and what is at stake in this eye-opening wake-up call about the most pressing issue we are facing as a species on this planet.

Workout
3:00 pm Wendler- Deload Bench Press
100 Snatches for time
Death By: Wall balls, Burpees, and Single Leg Deadlift

Breakfast- Egg casserole with vegan cheese
Lunch- Homemade Chicken Soup
Dinner- Crockpot Pork Loin

ZooFit Tip: I use old postcards that I never got around to sending off for writing up workouts.  What’s great about these postcard workouts is that I can post my time or score on them and then revisit the workout a month or so later to see if I improved on the workout.  Sometimes I get frustrated by the damn scale, or even my clothes (which can be difficult to tell if they are fitting better when I wear yoga pants with flexible waist all the time), so if you need to find a method to see progress, try writing up a workout on a postcard, score yourself (number of reps/rounds, time it takes to finish, or weight lifted), and then revisit in 3-5 weeks.  You’ll be amazed how much better you do, and you’ll push yourself to go further because you WANT to beat your score!

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