Today is dedicated to studying, taking fun breaks, and getting myself in a better mental place than I was yesterday.
I started my day with breakfast and made sure to be aware of how badly I wanted to eat extra cereal and extra peanut butter. I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t have a little extra, but a little is an improvement from what I’ve been doing later SO it’s a victory in my mind…
I got a little studying done this morning before I headed for my long run. I went to the gym today (even though it’s sunny out) because I’m still a little freaked out about the creeper who followed me last weekend on my run. I need running buddies BADLY, London folks!
The run felt good… don’t mind running on a treadmill, especially because I could run steady and slow-ish and read a magazine. My earbuds fall out of my sweaty ears (what’s a good brand that you would recommend?) so I don’t usually have tunes after I get going! Oh well. My shin hurt a little this morning but when I started on the treadmill I made sure I listened to it and it didn’t bother me so I went for it. I had five miles on my training plan (it’s rough) for the half marathon in February, so five miles I did (plus warmup and cool down).
Afterwards, I attempted to do abs (but realized how tired I was after) so settled on 3 sets of pushups, crunches, and oblique twists using a med ball that just so happened to match my outfit.
I mostly stretched and laid around on that mat. I noticed a hole in my lulu run: inspire crops (Santa, replace them?). I was a little mad but then I remembered I have another pair so these can be my “crappy” ones that I wear when I run on the trails (I always worry about snagging them on branches, etc.) or stuff like that!
When I got home, I had lunch (even before I showered), trying to act on that whole eat before I’m starving thing. Again, I did better with the not eating while I was getting stuff ready. I made a chicken sandwich with chicken and some cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, and mustard! Yummy.
Now I’m at Starbucks taking a break. They had no sugar free mocha so I went with a decaf coffee with two pumps of pumpkin spice (my fall fav) and added some milk (trying to make the switch from cream…eek!).
I read all the old material that’s on the cumulative part of my exam and am going to dive into the three new units that will be tested more in-depth. I’ve got readings to get through too, so I’m telling myself if I work for the next 2.5 hours I can sneak into Winners before it closes! A little retail therapy plus cooking dinner (I’ve got options, so I think there’s a yummy looking blog post in the future) will be my next break and tonight I plan on reading over my lecture notes for stuff til I go to bed! I’m going to get to bed early rather than try to cram stuff in. What’s done is done and with a 9am exam time, I know I’ll do a better job if I’m well rested.
What are you up to this Sunday?
What kind of ear buds do you run with? This will sound weird but I have two different ears and every kind I’ve tried is good for one but not the other. Fail.
What’s your favourite Sunday dinner?