A Glimpse into my Planner – What Happened in May

I got a new planner this year and so I started a series that I’m titling “A Glimpse Into My Planner”.
Each month* I’m giving you a glimpse of what’s been happening, because I now keep EVERYTHING in this planner since there is a space for EVERYTHING.
Just to recap:
Each day not only has lines for my to do list, it also has 3 sections that I love:  
  • The Big 3 – This helps me prioritize.  What 3 things MUST I get done today?
  • Wellness – Daily workouts.
  • Gratitude – 3 things for which I’m grateful on that given day.
I also make note of things the Lord shows me during my daily quiet time.  
This new planner has reduced my desk by 3 books, and I have it all in one place and I love it.  I also love going back through my month to see what worked, what didn’t, what I got done, what I still need to do and so on.

Let’s take a look back at May…

If you’ll recall, I finished April with a “to be continued”.   While some pain in my heel was getting better, I had an odd pain start a couple of days before the end of  the month. An x-ray on Tuesday May 1 showed a stress fracture in my big toe, stress fracture in my 5th metatarsal and peroneal tendonitis plus a little plantar fasciitis.  To say my foot was not in good condition was an understatement.

I left the doctor’s office with an order for an MRI and instructions to wear a boot around the house and to not run.  Thankfully I was cleared to ride my bike.

On the one hand it was a blessing that there were no thoughts of needing surgery and I could still be active, but I was supposed to run the Indy Mini 5K that Saturday with my son.  

I survived the 5K without running, but it was hard.  (Yes, I cried that morning.)  But God was faithful. Not only did Ethan have a good run and I enjoyed cheering him on from the sidelines but the follow up MRI showed  stress reactions and not stress fractures after all. The doctor cleared me 2 weeks after my initial appointment and told me to take it easy getting back to running.  

I still had pain in my foot that day and the pain remains, but not as bad.  I’m keeping mileage easy and low and icing my foot. Plus it is super duper hot right now, so I’m not complaining about less running miles and more biking miles.  

Take a glimpse into my planner to see what happened in May. #recap #planner #May2018 Share on X

May Highlights

Spring Fitness Program

This was a new 4 week program that I did this spring and I’m already planning to offer it again, probably in August.  I had several participants and 100% participation. Everyone showed up daily for accountability and made healthy upgrades to their lifestyles that set a good foundation for having a healthy summer.  If you’d like more information, just email me at marsha@marshaapsley.com.

A copy of my book is at the local library and can now be checked out.  

I’m still looking for locally owned stores and community libraries that might want to put a copy of my book on the shelf.  If you know of a place, please contact me.

#May2018 didn't go exactly as planned but there was still much to be #grateful for Share on X


  • More biking.  Weather has really warmed up and it’s been fairly dry so I’ve been outside on my bike a lot.  Over 350 miles in fact. 
  • Back to running. Only 23 miles this month.
  • Yoga and lifting throughout the week

Some things I wrote in my daily gratitude list

  • Haircut
  • Prayers and support of family and friends with injury
  • Coffees and 1:1 sessions
  • Kroger clicklist
  • Finally got my hands on Perfect Bars, so good!
  • Special Mother’s Day with Ethan asking to attend a camp for young men “who are seeking to grow closer to Christ, and who may be open to the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood” (description taken from the camp website)
  • Letter from my Compassion child
  • Blogger to Business group

Coming in June

Book club in the Faith and Fitness Sisterhood.  Free! Just grab your copy of “Made to Crave”(amazon affiliate link) by Lysa TerKeurst.

I’m so excited about this!  This book has had a huge impact on my life.  It was a turning point for me to find freedom in a fit and healthy life.  Yes, I was fit and healthy but I was not free! If you struggle at all with weight loss or body image, this book is for you. Grab your copy and jump in with us any time!   

That's a wrap for #May2018 Exciting things coming in #June2018 Share on X

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