Good morning and happy Monday! Or should I say Moanday? I flirted enough with the snooze button to make Ari jealous this morning; the actual alarm was ringing for over half an hour. Luckily no one else was home or I would have felt really bad. I always try to pick the most annoying ringers so that I’ll jump right out of bed… sometimes that doesn’t work so well!
Yesterday I woke up in a funk. It was pouring down rain outside, and everything just felt a little off. I tried my best to push it away by having a fabulous breakfast, which I focused on this honey that we picked up at the gift shop in the Sanssouci Palace in Germany.
It has layers of honey, each at a different level of crystallization.
The top layer is filled with almonds!
I found a lucky box of unopened Kashi waffles in the freezer, so I jazzed two up to the best of my abilities. The first was topped with yogurt, fresh figs, and the honey/almond mixture:
The second waffle was topped with yogurt, fresh figs, walnuts and blueberry honey.
This “feel good breakfast” was working its hardest!
I snacked on an apple while trying to rally myself to face the cold rain… look how foggy it is! That white space is supposed to be water.
After trekking back across the boroughs and dodging raindrops, I was ready for lunch. I’m still working on a pretty big container of leftover lentil soup, and we really don’t have any free freezer space for me to store it in. So… soup it was!
I was craving bread, but discovered that it had gone over the hill, as we say. Instead, I had a Maple Nut Clif Bar.
It was about 4 at this point, and I realized that my foul mood wasn’t going to go away without a little outside help. After I waited as long as I could for my food to digest, I laced up my shoes and fired out the door for a run. I would have had to wait at a light if I went down my usual route; instead, I veered left without thinking and ran down a pedestrian-populated street. When I reached a dead-end, I turned back and tacked on my regular 2-mile route. I was going a lot faster than usual… sometimes when I’m not feeling great I end up getting frustrated and walking, but yesterday was the opposite. When I got home, I saw that I’d run 3.36 miles in 29:40… an average pace of 8:49/mile. Thank you, mean reds!
I quickly did an 8-minute ab session, showered, and tagged along with Ilana for Yom Kippur services. When I got home, I heated up leftover stir-fry and asparagus, which might have been better the second day!
This was an enormous portion, but I was a hungry girl and I ate every last scrap. I enjoyed a bowl of coconut milk ice cream, mixed frozen berries and homemade almond milk…
… while I caught up on e-mails and watched Sunshine Cleaning. I remembered this getting mixed reviews, but I loved it. It’s pretty dark, but Amy Adams, Alan Arkin & Emily Blunt are so good together.
Well, I’m off to the mailbox to return the movie so I’ll get a new one by Wednesday. I’m a little nuts about my Netflix, but I like to maximize the number of films I get per month!
Have a great day 🙂