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Early Mornings

I have crossed the line into full-out “go mode.” Most people would say that I’m in go mode all of the time due to my seeming inability to slow down and propensity to take on as much as possible. I know that I’ve entered a special state of craziness when I start doing things like skipping my favorite yoga classes in favor of quietly sitting on the couch with coffee so that I can have some downtime. Or just flat out sleeping through them.

I was up at 5:45 this morning. Instead of making my way to my yoga mat, I made my way onto the couch where I have been snuggled under a blanket and drinking coffee for the past hour and a half and catching up on work, blog stuff and the Internet in general. I’ve always been a fan of the early morning hours as they are usually the most productive for me. I can focus and not get distracted. When I was in college I always set my alarm super early on test days to study.

Morning oatmeal (more pumpkin) was done by 6:45. One downside to getting up so early is that I wake up starving and can’t wait until 8 or 9 to eat. I predict I’ll be ready for lunch by 10:30.

I haven’t been able to practice all week. I am hoping to make it to a lunch class, god willing that my day isn’t too insane. Instead of yoga, I’ve been lifting a lot this week – CrossFit and BodyPump. My muscles and mind are definitely in need of some yoga. I kind of hurt all over.

I promised an update picture on the new space and here it is. Walls are painted and flooring is going in today. Equipment will begin to arrive next week. We’re getting so close.

Some random meals to share with you…I’ve been craving salads this week but putting a twist on them by adding grains. Yesterday’s lunch salad featured spinach, mixed greens, leftover Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains Mix, leftover sweet chili tofu, leftover roasted asparagus, avocado (yes, still making my way through my gigantic supply), pecans, goat cheese and roasted beets. I picked up beets at the farmer’s market and roasted them. I’ve loved having them on hand for salads and snacking.

I needed an easy dinner last night so I went open-faced. Mashed avocado and honey mustard with sautΓ©ed spinach, tempeh, tomato and manchego cheese. I haven’t had tempeh in over a month and this hit the spot.

I wish I was here. Where do you wish you were?

Have a happy Friday.

{ 19 comments… add one }
  • Mary May 18, 2012, 8:24 am

    How did you get your avocados to last for so long??

  • Lauren May 18, 2012, 8:29 am

    gorgeous Jamaica picture. I wish I was in Nantucket, Mass right now….just roasted up some beets myself earlier this week! great salad topping.

    have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  • Erin May 18, 2012, 8:34 am

    I wish I were away at college already instead of having to wait until the fall. Life at home is kinda rocky right now, and I’d love to get away.

  • Amanda @flecksofgreen May 18, 2012, 9:00 am

    To answer your question–yes! I do wish I was there! This nice weather the last few days has really created a beach craving. Hopefully to be satisfied soon πŸ™‚

  • Alyssa @ fit and fun in third May 18, 2012, 9:16 am

    I always feel the most productive first thing in the mornings too… Good for you for taking advantage of that time! It sounds like its exactly what you needed! Happy Friday! πŸ™‚

  • Lisa May 18, 2012, 9:23 am

    I am at work and would gladly be anywhere but here! haha Specifically, anywhere with beautiful sandy beaches and sky blue ocean water would be FANTASTIC!!!

    Oh, and happy anniversary! (you and my sister share the same date. πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

  • Meaghan May 18, 2012, 9:34 am

    I wish I was in that open faced sandwich. It looks delectable. You’re always so creative with your meals!

  • Sana May 18, 2012, 9:35 am

    I wish I was in my warm comfy bed..

  • Julie May 18, 2012, 10:02 am

    I love reading your blog everyday! Although not a runner I am a yogi, avid pumper, and foodie! My question for you is how does your husband feel about what you cook and eat, I love tofu and veggies but know my fiancΓ© craves meat and something more filling when I make him salads, tofu, veggies, too often! Thanks for the great blogs and inspiration!

  • Xin'en May 18, 2012, 10:47 am

    Hi! I love reading your blog(: Esp your workouts and yummy food.
    Happy friday, TGIF:D

  • Theresa @ a spoonful of sunshine May 18, 2012, 11:47 am

    I always wake up early to study for tests as well. I definitely would rather go to bed early then wake up early to cram. I feel like sleep is necessary to do well on tests and your brain just functions better. I love all the use of avocados in your food! It’s making me crave an open-faced sandwich!

  • Courtney G. May 18, 2012, 1:31 pm

    We just got back from vacation late Tuesday night. So I wish I was back at our resort enjoying the warm weather and sunshine.

    • Jen May 18, 2012, 1:59 pm

      where did you go!? i’m jealous! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah May 18, 2012, 2:20 pm

    I wish I was at the finish line of my marathon that I’m running on Sunday. πŸ™‚

  • Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit May 18, 2012, 2:35 pm

    I love beets! Your salad looks amazing.

  • Lisa May 18, 2012, 3:44 pm

    I wish I was back in bed, I am tired. It does sound like your schedule has been pretty crazy the last few days! I always eat lunch by like 11:30 at the latest because I am always awake so early. It’s weird eating lunch at a time you did when you were 5.

  • Emily @ I'd Rather Walk May 18, 2012, 4:19 pm

    I wish I were down the street at happy hour…

  • JennyV May 18, 2012, 6:13 pm

    I think I’m right where I need to be right now… While that’s at home relaxing and not on a great vacation I’m finding myself content. πŸ™‚

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