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 wouldn’t feel pressured to maintain a certain pace.
Running > Coffee
Not that I didn’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 – this time I’m actually awake for it.
Nothin like some chilly fresh air to wake you up! Sometimes it’s just too cold for me to go out in the mornings though (like sub-zero temps, brrr)and that’s when some hot coffee or tea does the trick 😉