Sorry for my brief hiatus. I have been very busy! Sunday I was running around like crazy and got home late and exhausted.
Work has been crazy, which is a good thing but doesn’t leave me too much time. In fact, I’m working longer days the next 2 days as well. Last night Garrett and I unexpectedly babysat.
This weekend wrapped up the last of Sarah’s different breakfast every day for a week challenge. I did pretty well! I extended it beyond a week because I had Dunkin Donuts a couple of days…
August 20th: Greek yogurt, cereal and a peach
August 21st: Banana and Almond butter Stuffed French Toast
August 23rd: Dunkin Donuts Egg White Flat Bread and a Peach
August 24th: Breakfast Burrito
August 25th: Breakfast Cookie
August 26th: Savory Oatmeal
August 27th: Banana Oatmeal
August 28th: Poached Eggs and Toast
August 29th: Mini Fritatta
August 30th: Whole wheat and flax pancakes with blueberries
I made the pancakes with
Hodgson Mill’s Instabake and added in some ground flax seed. This mix is awesome and very versatile. There are a lot of recipes on the back of the box that look great. I will definitely purchase this again.
I had frozen blueberries so I put some of those in a bowl with a small drizzle of agave and microwaved until warm. The final products.
Delicious! What this picture doesn’t show is that I almost dropped the whole plate causing most of the blueberries to hit our beige carpet. We have a blue polka dotted carpet right now… Carpet cleaner is on my grocery list for this week.
On Sunday I wanted to try out all of my new goodies. I had a four mile run planned so I decided to try out the Camelback because this is my longest run scheduled for this week.
The verdict? I like that I had water the whole run. I think it will take some getting used to though. Next time I use it I think I will only fill it half way and then increase the amount of water I put in each time. It also had a little bit of a funny taste. I use a Sigg bottle everyday so I’m not sure if I’m not sure used to plastic anymore but it tasted a bit off.
Does anyone have any tips on how to get the plastic taste out?
I also used my new shoe wallet which I pick up at Sport Authority.
I loved, loved, loved it. I put my emergency contact info in it along with my Nike + Sensor. I didn’t even feel it.
Now, onto the actual run... I ran in a place I wasn’t really familiar with and got a little bit lost around mile 3. I panicked a little and walked for about .3 miles until I figured out where I was. I ended up running 3.85 miles in about 42 minutes. Not too bad. I think I will carefully plan my next long run so I won’t get lost!
Last night, I was schedule for stretch and strength. Garrett and I ended up babysitting last minute so I didn’t get around to working out. I must say (sadly) that my arms are sore from holding a 14 lb baby all night. Does that count as strength??
The weather has been perfect here for running the past few days. I have 3 miles planned for tonight, I’ll let you know how it goes!
The past few days have really helped me think about my time management skills. I feel like my schedule has pick up a bit with work, a long commute, longer runs, blogging, down time, family and friends. There is a lot going on!
I know that I am not alone and a lot of people have busy schedules. I’m just happy I don’t have kids right now! I’m not sure how I would be able to fit them in! I need to look at my schedule to see where I can make changes. Some of the changes I think I’m going to make are:
- I use a lot of To Do Lists at work and highlight my priorities. I think I may start doing that with my personal life as well. I will dedicate certain times to things I know need to get done.
- Prepare foods in advance. Take time each week to chop vegetables, make any part of lunches/dinners I can in advance that when I need them I can grab them and go.
- Use my commute to my advantage. I have an hour commute each way but I take the train so I don’t have to concentrate on driving. I’m going to use that time to get my day together, read blogs, and anything else I can do sitting on public transportation
- I am going to make exercising in the morning a priority. If you do it first thing, it is done and over with and you have plenty of time in the evening to take care of whatever else needs to be done.
What are some skills you use to manage your busy schedule?
I am open to suggestions so I don’t fall behind again! I still owe you my interview with Marathon Woman Kathrine Switzer and I am working on it! This week I promise!!