Well look here, we made it through Monday! I don’t know about you guys, but I wasn’t quite so sure there for a minute, as packed as mine was. But surprisingly, it sped by!
Today started out relatively calm, though, despite not getting hardly any sleep (I’ll get to that in a minute.) My early morning client had to cancel (in advance) so I took my time getting ready for my run this morning. That means…
Another nice thing about this morning is that getting ready for my run didn’t take much prep work thanks to the mild temps! At 6:30 this morning, it was already in the mid 40’s. That made for not as many layers:
I did my 5 mile loop, which worked out quite nicely with the workout on Tina’s boot camp plan today – 50 minute cardio blocks. It’s hard for me to do timed/interval runs outside, but I roughly followed this format:
- Jog 5 minutes
- Run hard for 10 minutes
Until I completed a little over 5 miles. The weather was gorgeous, too, which made it all the better
I noticed today that surprisingly, I’m having little to no trouble adjusting to the time change. In fact, there’s not a thing I dislike about springing ahead. Now if it happened on Monday morning instead of Sunday, we might have a problem
After reading the news this morning, I learned that my acclimation to the time switch is probably due to my being a morning person. According to this article on msnbc, night owls really struggle during DLS in the spring –some even have trouble the entire following week. Studies show that there are even more workplace and traffic accidents the days following DLS!
Now, I wouldn’t call Niko a night owl per say, but she sure loves to sleep in.
I don’t think she’s quite adjusted to the time change yet. I had to kick her off the bed as I changed the sheets this morning, but she found her way back to slumber anyway.
You guys, this morning’s breakfast knocked my socks off. I haven’t been able to shake the deliciousness of the shakeolgy drink I had the other day, and it happened to inspire today’s breakfast:
Since I can’t bring myself to spend $120 on a bag of protein powder, I’ll do my best to replicate it. At first, I was just going to make a mocha frappuccinno, but then I said what the heck, and put a coconut twist on it. I’m so glad I did because this puppy tasted like dessert!
German Chocolate Shake
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1/8 tsp of guar and xantham gums (optional)
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. instant coffee
2-3 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
Dash of sea salt
½ tbsp. coconut oil
½ tsp. coconut extract (optional)
Stevia to taste (one packet)
1 c. almond milk
Handful of spinach
½ frozen banana
1 c. ice
Add all ingredients except the spinach, banana, and ice and blend to combine. Add the rest and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with coconut, if desired.
Hopefully it keeps me awake for a while too. As I mentioned earlier, I got very little sleep last night – and not because of the time change. I was presented with a life-changing opportunity last night, and I basically accepted it. But of course as soon as one makes a big huge decision like that, panic naturally follows, right…right?! Right…I haven’t 100% made the decision, but when I do I’ll make sure to give more details. Until then, I’ll be here…shaking in my gym shoes. GAH!
OK, OK, gotta get to it (and hold my composure while doing it…compartmentalize what?) Have a good day, everyone!
How are you adjusting to the Daylight Savings switch?