When you are really stressed, what quirky thing makes you feel better?
For me, it’s vacuuming the floors. Parenthood is definitely a battle against my perfectionistic tendencies, and I swear, I’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 I’d want to grab a nap but – oh no – 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 didn’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:
“Nobody started from the place you started from, nobody hopes to go where you’re hoping to go, and nobody out there wants the life you do because none of them are you.” – Brendan James