When you are really stressed, what quirky thing makes you feel better?
For me, itâ€™s vacuuming the floors. Parenthood is definitely a battle against my perfectionistic tendencies, and I swear, Iâ€™ve really let the floors go (by my crazy standards) since Henry was born. DadHTP stopped by to play with the baby, and I used the free time to round up the dust bunnies and do my Couch to 5K workout. You would think Iâ€™d want to grab a nap but â€“ oh no â€“ the vacuuming was positively cathartic. It was practically a spiritual experience. Three cheers for a clean floor.
Second question of the day: Can you eat a real meal before a workout? I ate this egg, kale, and brown rice bowl right before my run, and my stomach didnâ€™t know the different. Stomach of steel, yo.
Post-run smoothie (soy milk, peanut butter, banana, frozen raspberries):
A dinner was a big old lentil salad with a sweet potato. And gingersnaps for dessert.
Thought of the Day:
â€œNobody started from the place you started from, nobody hopes to go where youâ€™re hoping to go, and nobody out there wants the life you do because none of them are you.â€ â€“ Brendan James