Are you guys wondering why I am posting this early when I’m usually at work??
Well, I called in sick! I felt horrible doing it and hope it doesn’t put the people I work with in a total bind, but I still CANNOT BREATHE at all and my head feels like it weights a thousand pounds. I just could not see myself being on my feet hauling dough around for 9 hours today. I needed some rest! I actually called in yesterday evening and knowing I didn’t have to wake up at 3 am definitely put an ease to my sleep anxieties. Even though I had to take loud breathes through my mouth (even Afrin didn’t unplug my nose!), I fell asleep around 8:15 and got a solid 9.5 hours of sleep! This morning I’m still all congested and blah but at least my eyes aren’t sunken into my head anymore from sleep deprivation!
I woke up around 5:30 and went downstairs to make coffee and a snack because I didn’t want to eat breakfast that early! All studies have shown that you really should eat something within an hour of waking up (good for your metabolism) and I like to keep my breakfast time around 7:30-8:00 every day. So, this morning I made a piece of Rudi’s whole wheat toast with a little peanut butter and raspberry preserves to take back up to bed with me–
It felt really really good to just lay in bed sipping my coffee and eating my toast (except for the fact I had to blow my nose every 2 seconds). My favorite part of the day is the morning when everyone else is still asleep but me and I can just take some time to myself….this morning I read some Psalms, prayed, read a little of my new book and worked on a new itunes playlist for my race on Sunday! I am ADDICTED to buying songs on Itunes. Seriously…it is a problem! What are some of yalls favorite running songs? Here is my new playlist:
- So What- Pink
- Gold Digger- Kanye West
- Live Your Life– T.I & Rihanna
- Heart of a Champion– Nelly
- Hey Ya– OutKast (this one reminds me of freshman year of college and I LOVE it!!! so old school)
- Shimmer– Fuel
- Its a Fight– Three 6 Mafia
- You Make Me Sick– Pink
Its crazy how much faster and more effective my runs are when I crank up good tunes! I NEVER listen to rap/hip hop other than when I’m running and Ryan laughed soooooo hard when I told him that, yes, I have three six mafia on my ipod. Okay, actually I said “I have three 10 mafia!!” and Ryan looked at me like I was crazy and then was like, “um Jenna, I think you mean three six mafia.” Duh. Who would have thought?! Usually I’m a country/contemporary christian music listener! haha =) I guess I just need me some Nelly and Kanye to get goin’ fast!
Around 7:30 I went downstairs and made breakfast….something different today!
Savory Oat Bran!
- 1/2 cup oat bran cooked in 1 cup water
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 babybel cheese “melted” into the hot oat bran
- 1 morningstar farms original grillers veggie burger (because my soysage is in Ryan’s freezer)
- 2 microwaved egg whites for fluff!
- TONS of texas pete
Very, very tasty! A nice change from my usual sweet & nutty oats although I did sort of miss my daily dose of almond butter! The day is still young though and I can make up for it later…
I also had some raspberry tea