I had every intention of spending this Monday morning like every other Monday morning: getting up with the dog around 6 a.m., having coffee while making our breakfasts and Andrew’s lunch, then heading to the gym for pilates/yoga and swimming.
Until we didn’t go to bed after our day at the “beach” until well after 11. And Hadrian woke me up at 3:50 to go to the bathroom. (To which I replied, “It’s not time to get up yet, go lie down” and he promptly crawled back onto his bed.) And then he woke me up again, this time at 5:30, and I relented and took him out. When I ended up sleeping-in until 7, I still thought I might just fit in a quick run, but my body was telling me I needed a rest day. Between 13 miles on Saturday and an easy elliptical workout and long day yesterday, I was tired!
That, and I needed to get organized for the week before picking Andrew up to see houses with our realtor over his lunch break. It’s my routine; I hate being super busy on Sunday night or Monday morning and not feeling prepared for the week.
So, I’m calling this my recovery morning, filled with:
-a big steaming cup of coffee, sweetened with creamer and coconut milk
-two loads of laundry
-downloading yesterday’s photos
-catching up on blogs and email
-making the bed
-adding “to-do” items to the planner
And, of course, my “recovery” breakfast:
One banana, cut-up strawberries, 1/2 C plain yogurt, 1/4 Wegmans granola with raisins, flax seeds and flaxseed meal. YUM! Today will be filled with lots of water and nutritious foods to make up for yesterday’s steak sandwich and mindless munching. Overall, I think I did very well for someone watching what they’re eating while being surrounded by chips (I took it easy), beer (I refrained, mostly because I just wasn’t interested) and burgers (I ate what I packed–leftover quinoa and an orange).
On the docket for the afternoon:
-blog work–new page and updated “About Me” page coming soon!
-emptying the dishwasher
-writing contest entries
-“clips” portfolio work
– Ellie Krieger’s Sloppy Joes for dinner!