The world just wasn’t up early enough for me this morning.
I had a dozen things on my immediate to-do list and a dozen more simmering in the back of my mind, so I just had to get up and get moving.
I woke up a little bit after 6 o’clock to get some work done around the house and then head to campus. Unfortunately, I failed to remember that “my” library doesn’t open until 8 a.m.
I decided to go with “plan B” by going to the journalism resource center… But that also didn’t open until 8 o’clock!
By that time it was actually nearing 8 o’clock, so I decided to make the most of it and head back to the library that I am most comfortable (and productive) in.
By the time that I was settled down, I was more than eager to dive into my breakfast.
Consumed: Non-fat Greek honey-vanilla yogurt with ~1/4 C oats, some lightly sweetened shredded wheat cereal and frozen blueberries, all mixed and refrigerated overnight. Topped in morning with 1 T peanut butter.
Confession: I missed class to do this. But, the amount of productivity that I was able to achieve definitely was worth missing a couple of classes.
I stayed in the library all the way up until lunchtime, when I was ready for a change of scenery.
Consumed: Mashed butternut squash with honey mustard and a white-chocolate macadamia nut Luna bar.
I’m glad to say that I did go to my afternoon class, which took away a little bit of my guilt.
The whole time, though, I was just burning to get back home, because I had something exciting planned: A run with NEW shoes!
Out with the old…
In with the new…
Now compare and contrast!Unfortunately, I had to make my new shoes significantly less cool by putting on my ankle braces.
They may not have been too fashionable, but I wasn’t going to let that faux pas to bring me down. My photos may be considered evidence of my enthusiasm…
Adding to my excitement was the fantastic weather. Sunny and cool = perfect for running!
Unfortunately, I was still on a tight schedule, so my run was just a brisk three-mile loop. No complaints, though.
I wasn’t too sad about keeping the run on the shorter side, because after showering I got to go pick up Dan from his classes. Seeing him is the surest way to me a happy girl.
Keeping on schedule, I made him go by the grocery store with me. My fridge was bare enough to fit in on a nude beach…
By the time all that was done, so too was the afternoon. Time for editing, which included a brown bagged dinner.
I managed to get a great deal checked off my to-do list. But, the day also gave me a few new goals for tomorrow. Topping that list is: Eat dinner at an actual table!
Questions: How often do you get new running shoes? Are you brand loyal?
I had my old shoes for longer than recommended, but shopping for a new pair always fell to the back of my priority list. Both pairs are Asics, but I tend to fluctuate among a few different brands.
P.S. Happy 20th, Sam!