Last weekend, Paul and I had a busy few days of events with our Austin chapter of Democratic Socialists of America. On Friday night, we were at Radio Coffee and Bar to talk about socialist feminism. On Saturday afternoon, we were at Austin Community College’s Highland location to talk about raising the federal minimum wage. And later that same day, we were at Sa-Ten (a local coffee shop) to talk about Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism.
It was a super fun couple of days. I loved learning more about these issues and getting the chance to talk about specific socialist issues in more depth. Maria Svart was a wonderful guest—it was a treat to have her in Austin with us to share her stories and her perspectives.
On the work-out front, I was less successful and didn’t complete my three running work-outs for Couch to 5K Week 3. I’m actually repeating Week 3 this week and have completed 2 out of my 3 work-outs (hurray!). Having a structure in place for my running has been really helpful. I feel like even if I have a busier week and don’t complete all the work-outs, I can repeat the same week and not feel like I’ve fallen off the wagon altogether. I’m still building my fitness and my ability to handle the heat. Couch to 5K is exactly the kind of gentle, encouraging plan I needed to build a habit.