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A Much Better Day

Today was a much better day. Eight hours of sleep was just what I needed to get my day started right. Sometimes it’s nice to give myself a break from the 5 a.m. wake up calls and sleep in a bit.I finally rolled out of bed and got ready for work at 7:45 this morning. It was fabulous.

Breakfast at my desk was hot oatmeal…which I have been eating very little of since our temperatures have been in the upper 90s every day. I put a summer spin on it by featuring blueberries and peaches in the mix.

I came home for lunch and enjoyed my meal outside.

A slice of Great Harvest Whole Grain Goodness with hummus, avocado, spinach and cheese. Pita chips, carrots and a nectarine on the side.

After my rest day yesterday, I was eager to get to the gym after work. I ran 2.5 miles (with ZERO hamstring pain) on the treadmill before teaching BodyPump with one of my favorite co-instructors, Andre.

Class was great although I was  having one of those days where what I think and what comes out of my mouth were two totally different things. Oh well! My legs are very happy that today was the last time I have to teach BodyPump 78 for a while. Killer squat and lunge tracks!!!

I met up with my yoga teacher training group after class for a little get together. I enjoyed some delicious red wine and great conversation. It was great to see everyone – they are my yoga family! 😛

My sweet husband had dinner waiting when I got home. He made all the fixings for tacos but I decided to turn mine into taco salad. Lettuce, refried black beans, chicken, avocado, salsa and light sour cream on top of tortilla chips.

And my BIG news…I was featured as a “Fit Blogger We Love” on Fitness Magazine’s website today!!!

I am so excited and honored! I put so much time into my blog and LOVE sharing my life with you guys!

Happy Friday!!! 😀

{ 19 comments… add one }
  • Anne August 11, 2011, 11:40 pm

    Congratulations on the feature and your pain-free run!

  • Jaime August 12, 2011, 12:18 am

    you are so darn cute. congrats girl! and I’m glad you had a better day 🙂

  • Courtney August 12, 2011, 5:24 am

    Yay! Congrats!

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) August 12, 2011, 5:50 am

    Yaaay awesome news!! You are totally a Fit Blogger I love!! 😀

  • Brittnie August 12, 2011, 6:29 am

    Congrats on the feature… that is great! Happy for you. I really enjoy reading your blog.

  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate August 12, 2011, 6:29 am

    Congrats on the feature!

  • Holly @ Pink Runner August 12, 2011, 7:15 am

    Congrats!!! You deserve it and I’m glad you are feeling better! My butt still hurts from adding weight to the lunge and squat track Weds. night!

  • erin August 12, 2011, 8:09 am

    Congrats on being featured! You definitely deserve it.

  • Alaina August 12, 2011, 8:35 am

    Congratulations on being featured in Fitness magazine!! You are truly an inspiration to me everyday. 🙂

    I got to sleep in yesterday and it felt great. I wasn’t groggy at all throughout the day.

  • Diane M August 12, 2011, 9:01 am

    Congrats Jen! You can tell you pour your heart and soul into your blog and the recognition is much deserved! Keep doing great things!!
    Happy Friday!
    Diane. 🙂

  • lelia August 12, 2011, 9:12 am

    Jen, you are so amazing – what a great way to kick off the weekend 😉

  • Samantha @ the more i run August 12, 2011, 10:43 am

    So excited for you! 🙂

  • Kamaile August 12, 2011, 10:55 am

    You are awesome!

  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad August 12, 2011, 11:56 am

    Congrats Jen! I saw that on twitter…so awesome!

  • natalie (the sweets life) August 12, 2011, 1:18 pm

    congrats on the magazine recognition–no one deserves it more than you!

  • Jen August 12, 2011, 1:40 pm

    I’m so glad you had a great day yeserday, Jen. And congrats on being featured in Fitness! I could not think of a more deserving blogger 🙂

  • Emily@RunningPerspective August 12, 2011, 2:29 pm

    girl i saw you in the magazine LOVED IT! and YAY NO PAIN!!!!!!!!!!
    and girl give me some of that sleep!!!!! i totally know what you mean about sometimes needing to just change it up and get in a few more hours of shut eye!

  • Megan@eatmybeets August 12, 2011, 6:23 pm

    congrats!! sounds like you had an awesome day! 🙂

  • melissa August 12, 2011, 11:05 pm

    Congratulations Jen on being featured by Fitness magazine!! That is so awesome! I can tell you really work at hard on your blog and living a healthy and active lifestyle!

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