Skip to main content

Runfies and the grumpies


I won't be taking one of these today. It's a rest day. I'm still trying to decide if I should do some upper body strength or just rest completely. Maybe even take a nap? Such hard decisions we sometimes face in life...


This was my breakfast yesterday. Oatmeal with blueberries and honey, topped with granola. I was starving when I got home from dropping my girls off at a school and couldn't imagine running when I was that hungry. So I ate breakfast and then ran.

Usually I just have a banana before I run and, more often than not, a smoothie after my run. But that wasn't going to cut it yesterday. Luckily it was a rainy, overcast morning, so I waited a little while for my food to digest before I headed out the door, and it wasn't too hot when I finally got out there.


And this was my lunch. I am trying to eat more filling things for lunch so I don't get so famished between lunch and dinner. This was two eggs scrambled with spinach and mushrooms, topped with avocado and salsa. I could eat this every day.



Last night my girls couldn't fall asleep because of the thunderstorm happening outside their windows. So we read about what makes thunder and lightening HERE, looked at some cool pictures of lightening online, and then they snuggled up together to watch the light show in the sky.

Yes, it was obvious this morning that they didn't fall asleep until after 9 pm, but some memories are worth the morning grumpies.


Are you a morning person or a night person? As long as I get my 8+ hours of sleep, I can be either.

What is your favorite way to eat eggs?

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Carpet Burn On My Butt (and a giveaway)

After two lame, pathetic, lackluster weeks of running, I woke up excited to run yesterday. And today, I wore my running clothes all morning in anticipation of my nap time run today. Even in spite of sore glutes and tired quads from getting in some P90X Core Synergistics last night, I couldn't wait to get moving on Millie. I am a planner. Today I had a plan to get my run in while my girls slept, and my day was organized accordingly. I am also a creature of habit. The first thing I do when I roll out of bed every single day is make my bed and my girls' beds. If I do something else first, it throws off the entire morning. I am a creature of habit when it comes to my running routines as well. There are a few things that differ depending on whether I am running on Millie or outside, whether my girls are asleep or not, and whether or not they are joining me in the jogger. Yet, no matter when, where, how far or with whom I run, some things are always the same. My hair goes into a pon

Social Media: Some good, a lot of bad, and way too much ugly

There are a lot of good things that come from social media. We can connect with people we have lost touch with. We can unite as a group (runners!!) with a comment interest. We can promote a good cause. Sadly though, what social media does best is makes us feel bad about ourselves and makes us feel negatively towards others. This isn't just my opinion, although I can unquestionably support the truth behind this based on my own experience. I have spent way too much time feeling bad about myself as a result of comparing myself to others based on their Instagram or Facebook versions of themselves. And there are several people I have started feeling negatively about or have become completely annoyed with because of their IG and FB posts. It isn't just me though. There are actual studies that can back me up on the negative impact social media can have. I have read dozens of articles reviewing many different studies that show the overwhelmingly negative (vs. positive) effec

I wasn't sure going in...

Yep, I'm checking in. Why? Because I did something completely out of my comfort zone that I wanted to share with you. Last week I went to a place near Salt Lake called Dexa Body, where I got a DEXA Scan. For those unfamiliar with what that is, I asked Google to help us out:  "Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry  ( DXA , previously  DEXA ) is a means of measuring  bone mineral density  (BMD). Two  X-ray  beams, with different  energy levels , are aimed at the patient's  bones . When  soft tissue   absorption is subtracted out, the  bone mineral density  (BMD) can be determined from the absorption of each beam by bone. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is the most widely used and most thoroughly studied bone density measurement technology." Since that is pretty medical sounding, here's my take. A DEXA Scan is a tool to measure your total body composition. It specifically breaks down the regional composition of your lean and fat tissue. It gives a fat distribution