Sleepy Stretch

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Good morning.  Happy Friday! I’m excited for the holiday weekend, although it doesn’t mean much with our work schedules.  Still – I feel like this is the “real” start to SUMMER!


Per my Tri Training Plan, I hauled my butt to hot yoga this morning at 6:30 AM.  Thankfully, Nicole came with me; otherwise, I’m sure I would’ve bailed.  I was so, so sleepy during the entire class.  Everyone around me seemed to be going balls to the wall (I know, I know – I shouldn’t compare myself to others, especially in yoga).  Meanwhile… I felt like molasses. 


But all in all, a sleep stretch is still a good stretch.  My joints will thank me.


Also on my training plan for today – swim 1,000 yards!  But I think I’m going to save that until AFTER work.


Yogurt mess:


Instead of raw oats (my fav!), I mixed in some of this Heritage cereal.  It was good – not too hard.  Whole wheat flakes can feel like concrete sometimes.


Plus, a banana, cashews, and chia seeds.


Think I can convince the Husband that we *need* Starbucks before we head into work?  I bet I can…



  • Amanda May 27, 2011, 8:41 am

    I was sooo sleepy this morning as well! It must have something to do with our minds knowing that the three day weekend is coming up 🙂

  • Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) May 27, 2011, 8:43 am

    *need* hahaha 😀 I think you can convince him!

  • Jennifer May 27, 2011, 8:43 am

    Good for you for still going to yoga. But I gotta see this “swim 1,000 miles” thing. Impressive!! 😉

    • Caitlin May 27, 2011, 8:44 am

      hahaha oh man. so tired. yards feel like miles.

  • Khushboo May 27, 2011, 8:44 am

    You’re so good with your stretching! I don’t do nearly as much I should do!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 27, 2011, 8:59 am

    Your mess is very organized! 😉

    I would love to start my day with hot yoga but the studio I go to doesn’t offer it early in the morning.

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 27, 2011, 8:59 am

    I wasn’t sleep when I woke up.. actually planned on sleeping in 20 minutes since I didn’t have anything to prep this morning at work.. ended up waking 20 minutes BEFORE my REGULAR alarm.. so 40 min before todays alarm.

    I was fine.. until I got in the car to drive to work. My eyes got super heavy. Coffee was needed. I am back up to speed now 🙂

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething May 27, 2011, 9:00 am

    good for you for getting up and going…..i hate to admit it but i love a good starbucks fix too 🙂

  • Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries May 27, 2011, 9:05 am

    Happy Friday! Looks like you started off your Friday with a delicious breakfast 🙂 I believe I will do the same.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 27, 2011, 9:05 am

    I love the Nature’s Path Heritage Flakes! The Heritage O’s are also a favourite – they ‘re much sturdier than your average Cheerio and some people might find them plain, but I love them!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg May 27, 2011, 9:07 am

    You definitely need some caffeine this morning!

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life May 27, 2011, 9:09 am

    Love that Heritage cereal–it’s super blended into smoothies!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 27, 2011, 9:11 am

    You went to YOGA at 6:30; You deserve Starbucks!

  • Baking 'n' Books May 27, 2011, 9:15 am

    Do you have to drive to yoga? Far? How much in advance do you get up?

    And I agree – uh, Starbucks is GRANTED after that early a.m call! 🙂

  • Lindsey May 27, 2011, 9:17 am

    6:30am yoga class! You deserve Starbucks for sure! That is where I am heading after my run this morning!

  • Steph May 27, 2011, 9:30 am

    YES Starbucks! Great Idea!

  • Amy May 27, 2011, 9:30 am

    Ooh now I want an iced coffee. Starbucks take me away!

  • SaraRM May 27, 2011, 9:37 am

    I know its Friday so its suppose to be a happy festive day blahblahblah but man im definitely feeling the *slugg-ish-ness*. I was an hour later than I wanted to be but I still got my workout in but felt like I was going through the motion the entire time.

    Oh well, on a happier note IT IS FRIDAY afterall… 🙂

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged May 27, 2011, 9:41 am

    Dangit everyone seems to have cashews this morning – even my coworkers – and now I’m craving them like whoa!

  • Meaghan (My Spoonful Of Inspiration) May 27, 2011, 9:43 am

    Don’t we always need Starbucks? 🙂

  • Amanda May 27, 2011, 10:02 am

    I have SO much trouble getting my body awake enough to do an early morning workout. I’m sure it would be different if I did it on a regular basis, but it’s like my mind wants it to happen but my body is still asleep. Have a great day!

  • Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa May 27, 2011, 10:16 am

    I think I would have a love/hate relationship with morning yoga. I think I would be too sleepy to feel like I am giving it a fair effort, yet I bet I would feel awesome and energized afterwards.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman May 27, 2011, 10:43 am

    Morning workouts are a mystery to me. My body hates the general act of being awake in the morning, never mind exercising. So kudos to you for going and doing the class in the first place!

  • Amber K May 27, 2011, 10:57 am

    I live for sleep! 😉

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) May 27, 2011, 11:12 am

    I agree that Memorial Day weekend does seem like the kick-off to summer!

  • Katherine: Unemployed May 27, 2011, 11:12 am

    love the cereal type

  • Natalia - a side of simple May 27, 2011, 11:15 am

    As far as Starbucks goes, Ursula from The Little Mermaid would say, “don’t underestimate the use of body language!” IF ya know what I mean… 😉

  • E May 27, 2011, 11:20 am

    I love that cereal! Unfortunately can’t eat it anymore since developing a gluten sensitivity…

  • Jolene May 27, 2011, 11:20 am

    My husband and I are dealing with strep throat and while I’m bouncing off the walls with energy he’s just dragging. I’m honestly chalking that up to eating really healthy. Hope you get your energy back soon!

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good May 27, 2011, 11:21 am

    I am so impressed that you keep up with workouts and training when you travel so much! Good for you!

  • Christina May 27, 2011, 12:00 pm

    I love the Nature’s Path Heritage cereal, it’s not too “healthy” tasting, it has a natural sweetness which I like 🙂

  • laura May 27, 2011, 12:07 pm

    what did you do last night that made you so sleepy?! you didn’t have an evening post!

    • Caitlin May 27, 2011, 12:14 pm

      I sat on my porch and read, cleaned the house, got takeout (a cheesy quiche!) and watched american idol!!!! ohhh yeah.

  • Katherine May 27, 2011, 12:21 pm

    Everyone needs Starbucks 😀

  • Amanda @ There Are 2 Sides May 27, 2011, 12:50 pm

    Any sign of your luggage yet??

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 27, 2011, 7:54 pm

    6:30 am wake up calls always mean a Starbucks is needed! 😉

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