1. When did I become so responsible and for lack of a better word domestic? When I was in college I’d be content to have a bowl of cereal for breakfast, a salad with deli meat or (vegan “meat” after I stopped eating meat) + a yoplait light for lunch, and then another salad, pita pizza, or pb&j on pita for dinner. Fast forward to now and after eating four salads for my last four non-breakfast meals, I decide that it’s totally acceptable to make Mac & Chreese (yep that says chreese- allergen free!) at 7:00 a.m. so I have something different for lunch today and tomorrow. Yep, I’m that weirdo.
2. I don’t know if there is anything I dislike more than doing laundry. Surprisingly it’s not that the laundry room is like 8 floors below my apartment, it’s the folding and putting away part. It has started to take my 3 days to do my laundry. On day 1, I procrastinate doing laundry until late so I end up staying up to retrieve my dry clothes and throw them in my hamper. They stay there for the night. On day 2 I decide that it’s time to fold the clothes so I do that while watching tv and then put them back in my hamper. By day 3 I am so sick of the pile of dirty clothes accumulating next to my clean clothes that I finally put away the clean ones. It’s a vicious cycle and I know I should do it all in one night but I just really really dislike the process.
3. Today is Ian and my 3 year anniversary. I can’t believe it’s already been 3 years, they’ve really flown by! We’re going to go out tonight and do the whole dinner celebration thing and for the first time I haven’t been able to figure out where we’re going. Hmm.. Anyway, you can read more about how Ian and I met here.
After work yesterday I met Kelsey for a Flywheel class. The class was more challenging than usual and I could definitely feel the wear of marathon training on my legs. It was fun though and I’m always up for meeting with a friend for a workout date!
Ian took this picture after Kels escorted me to Chipotle to meet him. I had a BOGO deal from the Cultivate Festival that was about to expire and needed some Chipotle in my life .
This morning when I woke up I knew my training run was not going to go as planned. I was tired and my legs were tired and 8 miles with 4 tempo miles did not sound like fun. I warmed up for 2 and then tried to increase the pace but my body did not want to cooperate so I ran another 2 and tried again. No dice. I didn’t want to push myself too hard and risk injury, so I turned the 8 miler into a general aerobic run and finished in 1:03 (7:52 min/mile).
Breakfast was oats in a jar made with 1/3 cup oats (small jar), 1 1/3 cups water, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1/3 scoop protein powder, sliced banana, and fresh blueberries on top.
It was eaten while cooking the Mac ‘n Chreese
Anyway, I’m off to work- two more days until the weekend