Monday thoughts...or this post could also be renamed....pictures of Louie. You have been warned.
1. Week 4 of marathon training is here. Put in 30 miles last week, which surprisingly went really well. Part of the reason I post this is so YOU hold me accountable. Yay you! The most difficult part of running lately is the humidity. Blech.
3. We are in month 4 of living primal/paleo. We've tried some really amazing recipes, and do not miss carbs and sugar as much as we thought we would. That being said, we still have cravings. So after some Pinteresting, I found this recipe for Paleo Cinnamon Bun in a Mug. OMG. Simply scrumptious.
4. Mojitos make this little one sleepy. (Disclaimer: we did not let the dog drink mojitos).
6. We hit up Art Fair on the Square this weekend, and it was fun to get out and walk around Madison. We also checked out the new library, which is looking slick. Excited to check it out in September.
8. Annual Mallards outing for our Shoutlet Crew - it's always a good time.
9. New trend: bring all the toys to the front door where you can watch the world together.
I'd love to hear what you think if you've read it. My initial reaction to the book was "Wahoooo! Women Power!" There are a lot of great insights and takeaways that every PERSON (not just women) can take away. But in reality, I feel a lot of what she talks about is on another level - like for C-levels at large tech-companies.
I still recommend reading it - here are my top 5 takeaways:
- Your next opportunity may be in an area that you are totally unfamiliar with. JUMP! Go do it. Avoid phrases like "That's not what my degree is in" and "I've never done that before." Don't hold yourself back.
- Support other women in your workplace. I've experienced the negative female working relationship - and we should be supporting each other in the workplace rather than putting each other down.
- Strive for a 50/50 partnership at home where women and men share equal chores, so women can continue to work in leadership roles. I'm really lucky that I have this.
- Sit at the table - her signature phrase. Don't forget to have a place in the discussion and participate.
- Where is our paternity leave? Men should have paternity leave to bond and be a part of a new child's life without any societal or work-related penalties.
And my soapbox is over. Check it out! I'd love to debate/discuss.