Taking My Time

With not much on the daily agenda today, I definitely eased my way into the day.  Are you sensing a weekend theme here?  This definitely seems to be the new start to my Saturday, and I LIKE it!  10 hours of sleep followed by a spinach egg wrap for breakfast and chased down with a probiotic shot.  Usually there is some Law&Order to follow, but the BOY put his foot down this morning on the L&O.  Instead I procrastinated on my computer while sipping on a mug of mango black tea.  Eventually, I wandered upstairs to change into my running clothes and laced up my sneakers just as Indiana tipped off for their 11am game.

 

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Looks like spring?!

 

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Almost!  There was just enough strength behind the wind to remind me that it was still winter.

 

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My plan for today was to try to up my miles a bit for some extra time outdoors.  The path was pretty busy for a Saturday in January.  I’m sure the BOY would be shocked to know all of these people were not sitting at home in 10 year old paper-think IU t-shirts and were instead taking full advantage of this mild weather.  A few miles in, it was decision time, and I decided to go for the 6 miles.  With my eyes off my watch, I listened to my body.  For the last mile and a half, I felt like I was moving in slow motion, so I was surprised to see that I ran a little over 6 miles in just under an hour.  A 6 mile run was exactly what my mind and body needed today!  I walked in the door to a happy BOY and a 14 point Indiana lead.

 

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There was some discussion about heading out for lunch, but we ended up re-raiding the fridge/freezer.  I had a small bowl of my Mom’s veggie soup and a Random Rice bowl.

 

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Brown Rice + Mashed Sweet Potato + Veggie Burger

 

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A tasty and filling lunch that I devoured during the stressful end to the Indiana game.  That was the longest 40 seconds ever!  But IU pulled out a conference victory.  Despite another exciting Big Ten game, the BOY and I are heading out to run a few errands.  He’s very excited..ha ha!  Actually,  he needs some notebooks for the first day of class on Tuesday, so Target here we come!

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6 thoughts on “Taking My Time

  1. Great job on the run! That wind is killer. I went for a 5miler a couple days ago and the wind was so bad I couldn’t see because my eyes were so watery. It was painfully cold!

    • Ah I love the backyard in the sunshine!!! So glad you were able to get out and soak up some vitamin D! And nesting…oh how I enjoy a quiet afternoon indoors. Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. The mild temperature was a godsend!! We spent hours outside walking and soaking it up. Those days don’t happen much in January!!

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