Wow! What a day!
This daylight savings thing is really messing me up! It is literally dark when I get home from work now–shortly after 5 p.m.–and then by 7 p.m., it feels like I should be going to bed! Gawh! I’m not liking this change!
As tired as I was last night, I somehow woke up before my alarm this morning. My alarm was set for 5:15 a.m., but I woke up before 5 a.m. I tried to fall back to sleep, but once I’m up–and I know I have to get up soon–there’s no falling back asleep for me. So I got up and headed out the door a few minutes early for my morning run.
It was a short run (4 miles), but I was dragging! I did not feel that strong at all. I might take tomorrow morning off to see if giving myself a break will help.
I know a lot of my running performance is due to other stressors in my life. My job has been stressing me out a lot lately. I come home at the end of the day and am exhausted from being on a stage all day and constantly instructing the students and redirecting them when they aren’t doing the right thing, which is really exhausting and frustrating!
Not only is my job stressing me out, but the fact winter is here doesn’t help either. It wouldn’t be so bad if winter was 3-4 months, but here in Alaska, the snow will be on the ground until the end of April more than likely. This just makes it really difficult for me to enjoy running. 🙁 I hate putting on 3 layers of clothes and battling the slippery/wet/icy road conditions!
And then with working full-time, running 6 days a week (sometimes working out twice a day), attempting to cook/bake as often as possible, staying on top of keeping our apartment clean, groceries stocked, and my blog has me feeling pretty burnt out lately.
Sorry for all of the negativity, but I do want to be honest here.
Moving on to a few of my eats for the day.
Breakfast was a bowl of overnight oats because Tuesday –> leaving for work earlier than usual –> quick breakfast.
After work, Craig and I headed to the gym. Craig did the elliptical while I lifted weights.
Here’s a quick run-down of what I did:
– lat pull-downs
– bicep curls
– bench press with dumbells
– deltoid flys
– chest flys
– tricep push-downs
– hamstring curls
– crunches (200), leg lifts, planks
When we got home, we prepped a quick dinner.
Curried Red Lentil Soup + sandwich
Great Harvest Multi-grain bread (that I picked up after work today) + turkey + provolone cheese + tomato + lettuce + hummus + mustard
Dessert included a serving of ice cream! The chunks of brownie were the best! I don’t think you can go wrong with any Ben & Jerry’s flavor!! 🙂
I normally don’t buy this kind of ice cream because it is crazy expensive, but this was on sale and more than $1 off the original price–score!I’m off to bed now! I hate that the evenings go by way too quickly!
What is one stressor in your life right now?