Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just another manic Monday...

It's 5:45 am and my alarm is going off, time to get up and start the work week. 
Hit snooze twice then finally force myself into a semi-cold shower and get myself ready to take on the day. For the first time in awhile I have time to blow dry my hair and make it halfway decent for work.(usually it's curly from washing it the night before after my workout) 
Next step is to make breakfast while simultaneously packing lunch, multi-tasking at it's best.
Here was yesterday's breakfast && new favorite:

2 tbsp peanut butter of your choice, 1/2 banana, 1 tsp honey && flat out wrap, super  yummy!

Grab keys, brush teeth and head out the door...
LIRR is suspended in both directions due to leaves on the rails from Hurricane Irene.

I should have been overjoyed at a day off from work, but I had so much to do and the LIRR has interfered with my work days too often in the past year that I have worked in the city that I have just gotten to a point beyond frustration.

Send work emails, try and do work from home from 7:30-10. This proves to be unsuccessful and I give up.

10:30 Walk all 4 dogs with Mom & Sister. Remember our pets need to sweat too!
Here are a few pics of the boys::

The weather was beautiful. 
Crisp & cool, I was thrilled.

I spent the afternoon with my fiance running errands, which we love to do together. 
I  treated myself to 2 new & much needed pairs of workout pants (Modell's is having INSANE sales!!!) an armband and workout headphones for my 5k training.

5pm Mom & I hit the track for our first day of Couch to 5k.
She started on week 2 day 1 and I started on Week 5 day 1. 
My training went as follows::
Run 5 minutes, walk 2 minutes and repeat for 25 minutes. 
Despite the overcrowded conditions we both felt great about our workout.

After our run we hit the gym for elevated training. 
60 minutes of hand weights and body bars on steps.

All in all it was a great, unexpected day off.



  1. Sounds like you made the most of your day off! That breakfast looks yummy and nice to have on the go!