4.14.2009

run with the wind?!

more like running against the wind... gotta love the Windy City CHICAGO!

Yesderday wa sa super duper day (not so much for my late night eating, but lets not talk about that). There is one thing I'm trying to stay away from and that is compulsively talk about my foods I eat, how I didn't work out, and my obsession on how I am stilll single, so I am hoping I can break this cycle, and help my heart calm down. I have had a lto of stress, trying to juggle everything t once, and my day off yesterday was very well needed. It helped come in tune with my body, and helped me relax. It was very nice and very much deserved. I think when times get as bad as they did the other night, I will just take a vacation day from work, and let go of all. I wish I could have gone to Yoga, but I didn't so maybe sometime this week/weekend. Anywho I have tons of work to do today, but going to try and take it easy today, I don't want my heart to explode out of my chest.

This mornig I woke up at around 5:05 (naturally) and decided, hey if I'm up might as well do soemthing productive and get my day off to a good start so I went running. I only ran 4 miles and walked 0.5 (my goal was 5), I probably could have gone longer, but did not want to rush myself leaving the house for work, nor have I ran in over a week and half, so I didn't want to hurt my shins either.
I should have grabbed something small to munch on, but I didn't so my stomch has been funny. I ate 2.5 hours after my run (I know very bad for me, and I'm not too happy about it myself), but atleast I ate.

I had Oatbran this morning for breakfast. I know seriously, what is going on here?!?!? It's becoming a ritual and I'm super happy to be back in tune with it.
Here is what my oatbran consisted of:

1/2 cup Quaker Oatbran with about 1-1.2 cup water
1 dried fig (chopped)
1/2 scoop Vanilla Isopure
1 tsp. ground flax
1 medium peach (diced)

It was a little dry by the time I got upstairs to eat it, so I took some of my morning cup of coffee (which includes 1/2 cup nonfat milk) and poured it over. It made it ever so delicious, I swear by this recipe.

Well I'm off to try and get as much done as I can today, because I may have to take tomorrow off. I hope you all have a great morning and I will be back to update at lunchtime!!

3 comments:

Melissa said...

Hi Jenn!! Way to go for jogging those 4.5 miles, that's great!!

My Mom likes oatbran too but she mixes it in with her instead oats.

Hope you have a great day!

Melissa said...

Just checking in!!

Melissa said...

Hehehehe, me again. I didn't know you were training for a marathon... good luck!!