This week is flying by!

Hello all! This week is absolutely flying by! I can’t believe tomorrow is Thursday already!

I feel like this always happens to me, but I typed up this whole post and then I completely lost it all! After I loose it all I just don’t have the patience to retype it all up. I know that’s not fair t0 my readers because I am sure some of you would love to read about my past two days! Luckily though, the past two days haven’t been super eventful so a quick summary will still do them justice.

Monday night’s cookout was so much fun! I had a great time hanging out with friends and grilling. Being social really does amazing things for your happiness.1

Yesterday and Today I worked 9-5 so my days were spent at the Bulls. Yesterday I had oatmeal before work and then my mom dropped me off a lunch from Whole Foods. On my way home I had yogurt and a kind bar and then it was raining so I just read some of my book, made banana bread and then helped with dinner. We had delicious grilled chicken, veggies and sweet potato. For my bedtime snack I had peanut butter tortilla shells and an apple.IMG_31792 3 IMG_3180

This morning I woke up early and headed outside for a 4 mile run around the neighborhood. It was the perfect temperature! I got showered and ready for work before I fixed my breakfast.4 IMG_3182

At work I focused on restocking all the hats in the store upstairs. We got the news that we will be losing the upstairs store but we will be getting another location for our second store. That will be craziness. My boss and I went to Panera Bread for lunch and it was tasty as always! 5

On my way home I snacked on pretzels and then when I got to the house I immediately registered for my summer biology course at UNC. It feels so good to be enrolled for that! Then I was off to the barn! I spent a lot of time grooming Vinnie before I lunged him. It was awfully hot today so I didn’t want to ride him. I talked to Renee for a while before I headed home. When I got home my parents had dinner ready. My dad grilled some amazing mahi mahi that we had with veggies and rice. Yum! I also threw some salsa and guacamole on my plate.6 IMG_3183

Well, I think I hit all the big things from the past few days. I am off to have my snack before bed! I am off of work tomorrow but I am meeting my new “client” in the morning. I am so excited!

Hope you all have been having a great week so far!

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Pre-race Jitters

Have a good Friday? Mine was excellent. I woke up and then felt like doing some physical activity since I knew I would be too busy the rest of the day to get anything in. I looked up PiYo videos on Youtube and found a good 53 minute video.Image I worked up a nice sweat, so I grabbed a quick shower before fixing my breakfast. Well, first I packed my lunch and snack, then I made put together my breakfast. I blended up a green smoothie and spread some cinnamon cream cheese on two slices of banana bread. SO GOOD.Image I had my breakfast on the way in to work. It was a good day at work. We got lots of things tagged and put in to the system. I even got to take a tour of the stadium to see the progress on all of the renovations! It will amaze me if it all gets done in time!Image

For lunch I packed myself a ham and cheese sandwich, an apple, carrots, yogurt and baked Doritos. Image

After work I drove to Bull City Running Club to pick up my race packet for the morning. I had pretzels and a kind bar as my snack as I drove. I decided to pick up my packet today instead of in the morning, that way I can be a little more relaxed and I won’t have to freeze my butt off in the early hours of the day.Image When I got home I talked listened to my parents talk for a while before we drove to Creedmoor to go to the little Mexican place for dinner. My dad and I split fajitas. It was huge! We ended up getting a box.ImageImage I wasn’t feeling all that hungry at dinner really. I think I am just getting a little nervous about the race. I have never done a race by myself before. And I have never done a 10k race. I don’t know what I am scared of. The Florence Forth is for an amazing cause and it is just running, right? I think I am scared that I won’t be able to run the whole thing. I’m questioning my abilities. If I don’t push myself and I end up walking some I feel like I will beat myself up afterwards. I just need to remember that it isn’t life or death. it is supposed to be fun! I am sure once I am actually there I will get into the “have fun mode” seeing all the other racers. When I am nervous I try to trick myself by saying that uneasy feeling is just an abundance of excitement and I just never knew what it was like to be that excited about something. In a way it is lying to myself, but it’s a harmless lie because it is trying to calm my nerves. Does that make any sense? Do you have a similar technique? 

I am off to have a snack before bed. I am trying to go to bed early (er) so I can rest up for an early wake up call for the race! Wish me luck!

My Brain Feels Fried

Today was a boring day at work. I had some stuff to work on, but not a lot. Tammy wasn’t there so I was in charge of the phone. But I was left alone with my thoughts. Of course I thought all about my future. It felt like I had to figure everything out right then so I was frantically searching for and comparing all of my options. Ughh… my brain feels fried. I don’t think I made any progress in trying to come ups with potential plans and I was just getting frustrated. None of my ideas seemed possible or realistic. Boo… too much thinking. I just need to turn my brain off so I can forget about my worries and then come back refreshed and prepared to not overwhelm myself with options. I did take a break from that a few times to read and play sudoku when I didn’t have anything to work on. Sudoku was even frying my brain today…

I woke up early so that I could prepare my breakfast and plan my snacks and lunch. For breakfast I was reunited with my one true love, a pumpkin bagel. I had an egg with peppers, onions and cheese, a Greek yogurt, a glass of juice and a cup of tea.Image On my bagel I had cream cheese sprinkled with a little cinnamon. Both of my snacks were banana bread. I think these pictures capture the texture of it nicely.ImageImage My lunch was easy mac with a hot dog, an apple, carrots, milk and 2 mini Milky Ways. Image

So that was pretty much my day. Sounds like it was a blast, huh? When we got home I did a few small chores just to clean up a little. One good thing that literally just happened: my dad made himself a small snack of tortilla chips, cheese and leftover taco beef and he offered me one. Instead of saying no thank you I sampled it and enjoyed it, even though I just had my banana bread 🙂

Rewind to last night

Last night for dinner I made myself pasta that I mixed with cheese, peppers and onions and chicken.Image It was really good and really easy to whip up. For my snack I tried a pumpkin gob from Amber. It was delicious! Thanks Amber! I also made a little banana smoothie to go along with it.Image I didn’t get to bed at 10 like I wanted, but I went back around 11. That’s not too bad, only an hour late.

I hope everyone else’s day was much more exciting than mine!