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Exciting news:  this week will be a short week for me!  As I am under a LOT of stress lately, I decided to ask my boss for some unpaid time off (I don’t have any vacation time accrued).  As long as I get my work done, I can take off Thursday, Friday, and Monday — how incredible is that?  Trust me, I need the break!


On that happy note, I woke up with a wonderful breakfast:


I made whole wheat waffles and topped them with blueberries, flax, coconut, and vanilla Oikos Greek Yogurt.


This breakfast was MIND BLOWING.  So delicious!


I also did some strength moves:


  • 30 push-ups
  • 50 bicycle crunches
  • 10 10-second wall squats


I’m proud to report that my knees do not hurt at all today!  I really thought Sunday’s race would’ve put me over the edge, but I feel fine.  My quad muscles are a little sore — that’s it! Woooo hoooo.


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  • haya July 20, 2009, 4:44 am

    yay for time off!! you really deserve it.

  • Emily July 20, 2009, 4:50 am

    Time off is always a great thing!!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) July 20, 2009, 5:11 am

    Exciting! Knowing you have a short week always makes it easier to get through the work.

  • Pam July 20, 2009, 5:12 am

    Glad your knees are doing much better and enjoy your time off.

  • Eve July 20, 2009, 5:12 am

    Wow – that's great! I hope you enjoy the time off.

    Having my own business allows me to build in time off which is so important for mental health.

  • Amanda (Panda) July 20, 2009, 5:23 am

    I'm thinking about taking a day off myself, this weekend went by WAY too fast. Your waffle bfast looks amazing! I love waffles.

  • NoMeatAthlete July 20, 2009, 5:46 am

    Nice job scoring some time off. Above the minimal level to maintain some quality of life, I'd always choose time over money!

  • brandi July 20, 2009, 6:05 am

    I'm glad you'll have a few days off – that sounds like just what you need to get a bit of rest and regroup 🙂

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 20, 2009, 6:18 am

    glad to hear you are taking some time off! Enjoy it 😉

  • Susan July 20, 2009, 6:24 am

    I always drool a little when you post about waffles!

  • jenngirl July 20, 2009, 6:37 am

    Congrats on being able to have some much needed time off, I know you will certainly appreciate it! 🙂

  • K from ksgoodeats July 20, 2009, 7:04 am

    Congrats on the race AND the time off!! You guys did great in your relay – glad you're not feeling a lot of pain 🙂

  • Stacey July 20, 2009, 7:16 am

    Your breakfast looks yummy! Glad you were able to get some time off 🙂 Should make for an easy, breezy week!

  • Spotty Prep July 20, 2009, 8:24 am

    I'm craving waffles now 🙂 Also, i love the smiley face on the last post!

  • just me July 20, 2009, 9:04 am

    yay for time off…hope you do something…relaxing. 🙂

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) July 20, 2009, 9:32 am

    Yay for time off- we all need a break some time!

  • MarathonVal July 20, 2009, 9:51 am

    Enjoy your time off, you definitely deserve it! 🙂

  • eatingRD July 20, 2009, 10:37 am

    So glad to hear you are getting a little time off, you deserve it! Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing time 🙂

  • eatingRD July 20, 2009, 10:38 am

    forgot to ask, is the pain after certain foods? That's no fun 🙁 I would get that checked out if it's not getting better to be safe 🙂

  • roseyrebecca July 20, 2009, 11:12 am

    Those waffles look amazing!! I need a waffle iron. I made gross pancakes this morning from a Fiber One mix that my boyfriend's mom gave him. That's the last time I make them from a mix that's not organic, or from scratch!

  • Style Inside Out July 20, 2009, 6:02 pm

    i love ur postttit so cute

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