Today’s Happy Note: Piers. Who thought these up? Seriously. A long platform extending out over the water affording better views and a nice breeze? I’m all over it. I love the piers that extend out over the Hudson all along Manhattan’s West Side.
Sorry for disappearing on you last night! I genuinely wanted to blog (which is why I am apologizing) but didn’t get home until 1:00 AM! This is veeeerrrrryyyyy late for me for a weeknight when I have work/school the next day. I pretty much collapsed into bed and had to supplement with a nap after work. 🙂
Mental Health Note: I am really glad I went out. I am NOT a bar/club/crazy party girl at all but I do deserve to have a little bit of fun (whatever that might entail) once in a while. I saw a movie, then went to a restaurant/dancing. It was the best evening I have had in a long time and I am so very happy I went for it. This may sound like a typical weekend night for most of you, but my anxiety does not often allow me to do that sort of thing. It’s days like this when I know how much therapy with L has affected me. It is really exciting to watch (and feel) myself growing emotionally and socially. Letting myself have fun and letting people into my life has been such a rewarding experience thus far. I am looking forward to a lot more of that in the next few years. So, going out last night was a “risk” of sorts for me — I made myself vulnerable — but it turned out beautifully. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith with something or someone and sometimes you have to hold your heart in your hands and let someone else touch it and sometimes it pays off.
That’s all I’m saying for now.
What “risk” have you taken lately? I don’t care if you think it sounds silly! Everyone’s experiences are different — people have varied anxieties and likes and hurts and dreams and fears.
Marathon Training: I did indeed get my 12 miles in bright and early yesterday morning! I felt surprisingly good, although I was a little bored. I love the way running makes me feel, but even the most dedicated, passionate runner will admit that once in a while, it gets boring. I tend not to get bored on trails, but doing laps around CP is, well…not the most scenic thing in the world. I never listen to music while running — just a personal preference. I like that it gives me time to think though. I did 4 miles with 5×100 strides thrown in tonight plus 40 minutes full body strength training.
Today’s Eats (I think this is everything, minus two spoonfuls of Mighty Maple PB and a few more cashews than are pictured):
That’s oatmeal with vanilla soymilk, a wee bit of vanilla protein powder, and sunbutter in the first picture. Skinny vanilla latte in the second.
TJ’s cashew/dried hibiscus trail mix. LOVE, by the way.
I ate a little over half of this smoothie and froze the rest. Score one for intuitive eating!
I went in and added chocolate PB and honey to the yogurt to make it a little more filling/dessert-like.
Another day of deliciously healthy eats. I typically find that I have several days in any given week where I am unintentionally vegetarian/vegan. I am fine with that. I like my meat and my dairy just fine and have no intention of giving them up. But I also enjoy non-animal protein sources too. A lot of times I am just plain old too lazy to cook meat. I want to get some deli turkey, although I am afraid that might be ethically questionable….
I feel like tomorrow shall be a good day!
And just realized school starts in two weeks. Crap. I don’t want to go to class.
Any other students about to start? Looking forward to it? If so, why, might I ask?