Yesterday was not a typical day, but I thought I’d try to document it and share as I always enjoy reading day in life posts.
My day started with an early run. It was a bit harder getting up after a fun night out in the city the night before, but it was my only chance to make it happen so I went.
My plan called for a tempo run, so I drove to my favorite tempo path where it’s relatively flat. The plan: warm up, 3 x 2 miles at 7:08- 7:15.
The actual: warm up mile (8:46), 3 x 2 miles (7:16, 7:16); (7:12, 7:11); (7:10, 7:12) and a half mile cool down
I got home in time to throw together breakfast and kiss my big girl goodbye. Eggs, turkey bacon and sweet potato or banana have been my go to breakfast lately as it keeps me so full! Plus a pb bite with cacao nibs. Because why not?
My husband took both girls to school so I could shower before a meeting but the little one fell and had to come back and hang out with me while I showered.
When he got back, I was out the door for a monthly networking meeting with other women entreprenuers. We do a lot of childcare swapping and mornings are typically my time ‘on’ but he helped me out a LOT yesterday. Teamwork.
Our guest speaker talked about the secret sauce of “charm” in your business- it was actually more interesting than I was anticipating and I connected with another nutritionist who wants to start a blog, so we’re meeting for coffee next week. I’ve enjoyed the relationships that come out of these meeting.
I was back home for a not-so-pretty but delicious lunch and a little time with baby J before nap time. (Tempeh sauteed in coconut oil with a splash of soy sauce, sweet potato and red peppers).
And then I used naptime to quickly catch up on emails, have a little chocolate coconut bar and a few cacao nibs before heading out to another meeting.
My head was feeling about as chaotic as that looks!
The naptime meeting was at Starbucks with a chiropractor who wanted to brainstorm ways to work together.
Post meeting and post nap, I made it back for school pick up. A friend had invited us to a nearby circus, something L has yet to experience, so we met there by 4:30pm.
I grabbed a green smoothie for the road to hold me over.
(Half a banana, spinach, chocolate Life protein, water and lots of ice)
The girls had a blast! I gave in to the cotton candy and popcorn request, and the pony ride too…
By the time it was over, it was past dinner time so we popped into the joint Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins across the street for egg sandwiches, smoothies and donut holes.
I’m not even going to think about how much sugar she consumed in one day… we’re just moving on to our normal routine!
We got home in time for the bedtime routine, and then a little more email catch up, a bedtime snack and a few minutes to blog before crashing with a book that is giving me lots of hope in this emotional week of bad news.
It is written by a dear friend of ours and I highly recommend it as a voice of hope. I’ve been thinking a lot about how the way I live can help to bridge the gap between the world as it is and the world as it’s meant to be. How love wins, even when all we hear about is the darkness. How reconciliation means love for everyone. Everyone. Everyone! How different would our world be if we all lived that?
When is the last time you’ve been to a circus and/or let your kids overload on sugar?
Do you struggle with runs after a late night?
Oh, and I almost forgot… the PrAna dress winner is Katie Miller! Email me so we can get the dress out to you!