I have to say that I feel a little more put together/on top of things than I did at this time last week. Perhaps my Sunday of relaxation helped, but I also feel like I’ve just been finally able to catch up on stuff and it feels good.
So let’s just jump right into what I’ve been thinking about because the first thing is related to getting things done. I finally got around to replying to comments from last week (sorry for taking so long!) and I realized about 20 comments went to spam. But there were like 3,000 spam comments and once I realized that a bunch of real comments had gone to spam I decided to go through to find them. This took forever. I used to randomly skim my spam and delete them, but I had clearly fallen behind on that. I’m wondering if other bloggers check their spam folder every day? It seems like a lot of work but its kind of inevitable that occasionally a real comment will go to spam. Also, a few of the same people’s comments are still going there all the time! Any tips on what to do about this?
While we are on the topic of blog comments, I have another question for all of you experienced bloggers/commenters. If I am commenting on a blogger blog, what is the best way (if any) to enter my information so that I can see the reply without going back to the site? Is there a way? I think I have been using google account, but I’m not able to see the replies without going back to the blog. I know there are a bunch of options but the only ones that have worked for me are google or name/url.
Anyway, one thing that has made my week easier is crock pot/freezer meals. It’s so nice to not have to do anything for dinner after work and it has given me some extra time to do blogging stuff. There’s also minimal clean-up. I am definitely still learning how to master it because if I put everything in before I leave for work around 8 (and the food is frozen) and we want to eat dinner at 6 or 7pm, that’s 10-11 hours on low and I think that might be too long. I guess we will just suffer through slightly overcooked meals if it means less work in the kitchen.
In other news, running has been much better this week although my legs are feeling the peak of training for sure. Monday I ran 9 easy miles and felt good. Tuesday I did a 7 mile steady state run (7:55-8:15 pace) and then Wednesday I did 7 easy and my legs were so heavy. Thursday I have 4 @ MGP and hills for a total of about 7, and then a rest day on Friday before Saturday’s long run.
By the way, as I was just typing that out I thought today was Tuesday (I’m writing this Wednesday night) so it was a pleasant surprise to realize that the week is more than halfway over!
Well that was plenty of nonsense for you today, and if you made it through all of that, good for you and I am sorry if I made your head spin. It’s time for some yoga now so namaste.
Thanks Amanda for hosting Thursday’s are for thinking out loud!
If I didn’t already ask enough questions above, tell me how you’re week has been going so far?!