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I was not feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed (what does bushy tailed even mean anyway?) when my alarm went off at 5:30 this morning. Despite being physically exhausted, I could not sleep last night. I was wide awake until about 1 a.m. before finally dozing off. I hate sleep issues.

I hit the snooze button a few times and really questioned my desire to go to yoga. Like the good yogi I am, I drug myself out of bed. Thanks to the multiple snoozes and my lack of packing my clothes and lunch las night, I was in quite a frantic state trying to get myself out of the door. When I finally got in the car I just crossed my fingers that I had an outfit that matched for work and something that could work as breakfast and lunch.

I was the last one in class and took the very last spot in the room. We were crammed in like sardines. Not going to lie, I spent some time in child’s pose this morning. And I blatantly skipped abs. I was not even about to do abs this morning which is so unlike me but I just hung out in child’s while everyone crunched and bicycled away. It was blissful. Omm… 😉

I assembled breakfast at my desk with a medley of things from home and that I’d left in the work fridge over the week. Forgive picture quality. In my sleepy stupor I forgot to grab my camera on the way out this morning so these photos are complements of the BlackBerry.

Siggi’s yogurt (the tangiest – not for the faint of Greek yogurt heart!), a sprinkle of granola, half of a pumpkin apple muffin, strawberries and a drizzle of peanut butter. I wasn’t planning on nut butter with breakfast this morning but I packed the peanut butter for my lunch and couldn’t resist a drizzle on my yogurt creation. I have a problem!

I was really busy at work today and had a quick errand to run over my lunch break so I ate at my desk when I got back.

More peanut butter, please! Peanut butter, honey and banana on whole wheat toast. One of my favorite all-time food combinations. A salad on the side with spinach, avocado, strawberries and artichoke hearts. Gotta get those greens in.

I was tied up at work until after 6 p.m. and had dinner plans at 7 so I rushed home to quickly change and feed Sullie. I met a fabulous group of blogging friends for a dinner at Providence Cafe – organized by KERF! Kath was in town for the night and rallied the Charlotte blogging girls for a get together. It was so good to see everyone and we enjoyed great conversation on a variety of topics. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a million more times – I am so lucky to have these women in Charlotte.

Bread and wine helped the conversation flow.

I chose Parmesan Crusted Flounder for dinner.

It was served over risotto with leeks and asparagus.

Big day tomorrow! My first class at the other Y that I was just hired to teach at, yoga, a lunch date with Sarah (who is getting married in THREE weeks – check out her beautiful engagement pictures that were just featured on Carolina Bride!).

Hope you guys have a great weekend! Any fun plans? Any tough workouts or long runs? I’m going to attempt to run 10-12 on Sunday.



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  • Claudie October 8, 2010, 11:58 pm

    You’ve been busy!! 🙂 But I’m glad to see you seem to have everything under control, even when on a tight schedule!
    I’ve got to say, you inspired me to _finally_ get a membership at my local YMCA. There is a small gym in our building, and I train on my own apart from running as well, but I really wanted to get back to some group classes. So on Wednesday, I finally went and got my membership. What followed: run to Y, yoga, run back on Thursday; run to Y, spinning, run back today. Of course those short runs since I’m recovering from last Sunday’s half-marathon. As soon as the recovery is over, I’ll be back to running hard 🙂 hopefully that yoga will help. (Btw, the yoga is also inspired by you. I know how good it is for runners, but I really don’t like yoga/pilates… now I’ve decided I must force myself to stretch more and go)

    Good luck on your long Sunday run! 🙂

    • Jen October 10, 2010, 11:04 am

      Claudie – so happy to hear you joined the Y – I love it so much! Here in Charlotte our YMCAs are awesome – great classes, atmosphere and people! Congratulations on your half marathon! I feel you on being in recovery mode – I am STILL not 100% after my 20 and it was a week ago! Stick with the yoga – I cannot believe the difference it has made in my body over the course of a year. Try different instructors and class types. I used to think I hated yoga but I never knew the style I have ended up loving even existed. I thought it was all gentle stretching and boring!

      Keep me posted on how the Y membership is going and if you find any classes you love. Do you have another race planned now that your half is over?

      • Claudie October 10, 2010, 12:22 pm

        Yes, exactly — that’s the way I feel about yoga too 🙂 I need more action, hehe 🙂 I will definitely follow your advice and try different classes though. The Y I go to in San Fran has been great too so far, particularly the people. They are all so friendly and helpful — I’ve never seen that in another gym. The funny thing is, so far, all the classes I’ve attended this week were taught by substitutes 😀 so I can’t form a 100% certain opinion about any of them, but I will keep you updated.

        I’ll be registering this week for a 10K at the beginning of November. I did 3 halves this year, and now I’m glad I don’t have to worry about training. Races proved to be more stressful than I expected (and at the same time, I’m already waiting for next year to get into another half… something’s wrong with me :))

  • runnerstrials October 9, 2010, 7:48 am

    I may or may not skip abs in yoga all the time 😉

    It was so fun seeing you! I agree. I’d be so sad if we didn’t have our blogger group here!

    Good luck on your “short” long run tomorrow!

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