This is how I felt this morning:
Yeah. Not very good. I have been having trouble sleeping since Friday night and last night was the nail in the coffin. I wandered around this morning in a sleepy daze, trying to decide if I should slam three cups of coffee or just lay back down.
In the end, I decided I was fighting a losing battle and formulated a game plan: I would go back to sleep for 45 minutes and then run 3.0 miles (instead the 5.0 I planned to). It might seem that exercising would only make the situation worse, but stepping out into the cold air and getting my blood pumping seemed to be EXACTLY what I needed. I left my Garmin at home so I wouldnâ€™t feel pressured to maintain a certain pace.
Running > Coffee
Not that I didnâ€™t have some coffee, too. 🙂
My very favorite meal (lately): Vanilla Greek yogurt, canned pumpkin, cashews, oatmeal, a banana, and cinnamon.
And lunch was quick and easy. I based this recipe on 15-Minute Pasta Salad but swapped out the tomato and spinach for roasted Brussel sprouts and parsnips. It felt more wintery that way. 🙂
Dare I say that B. Sprouts are my favorite veg? Lots of favorites today!
Also in the mix: 1.5 servings of whole wheat cheese tortellini and balsamic reduction.
Back to work I go â€“ this time Iâ€™m actually awake for it.