Wheweee! It’s Friday, right?! This has been a seriously crazy week – I’m glad to just remember what day of the week it even is!
I took my resolution to heart and allowed myself to step away from the blog for the most part for the past two days. I say “allowed” because in the past, I have forced myself to have a presence here, even when I really should have just gone to bed or done the dishes. It’s hard to be okay with a new normal, but this week really called for it.
I didn’t anticipate this week being so hard, but it was. This week was hard for 3 reasons:
1. It was my first full week back since my vacation. Last week was a 3 day week thanks to the snow day & New Year’s Day. Vacation to 3 day week to crazy, insane work week = whoa, not ready. I stayed late at work twice, which has never happened before, and I also have way more of a workload lately, which will take some getting used to.
2. I didn’t adequately prepare for my detox – or rather, I forgot how much time and effort it was going to take to make sure not only myself but my other half got fed this week. A ton of my time has been spent cooking and the kitchen was a disaster all week until last night when Mr. Man thankfully did the dishes.
The detox has been hard, but I also feel amazing at the same time. I’ll go into more detail about it and what I’ve been eating this week soon, but I definitely got some cravings last night (or every night, really) for something sweet or just “satisfying.” I am definitely eating enough food, but I want that full feeling that bread or meat gives you that I’m not getting.
I attempted to make some “snack bars” with no flour, added sugar, or anything fun.
The only sweetness in it is applesauce and raisins. It kind of tasted like peanut buttery, baked oatmeal without sugar. Yup. Nothing fantastic, but it is edible.
3. We didn’t get an apartment we put an application in for. There were multiple people applying for it at once (and before us, mind you). We thought it was the perfect place, but I have to let all my ideas and thoughts about that place go and just trust that there’s a reason we didn’t get it. God has something better.
This week was good though in that I discovered runch. Welcome to my new favorite word. If you find it annoying that I want to make run + lunch = runch, too bad. It’s happening.
Long story short – I have nothing to do on my lunch breaks at work. I get a full hour that I have to take, except there is really nowhere to take lunch. There isn’t a lunch room, but there are some random empty desks in the back that I usually eat at. I just sit there and try to read, but usually everyone is still working (and on the phone). So it’s not the best environment.
My work building is awesome enough to have a gym in it though. I had never been down to it until this week. I went Monday night after work and ran 3 miles. The treadmill in there is glorious.
Not bad for a free work gym.
I was hesitant to run on my lunch break because I didn’t want to feel gross & sweaty for the remainder of my day. But it was actually fine. After about 20 minutes, I was back to my normal temperature, and I wasn’t even super red-faced after anyway.
Basically, I am in love with runch because it’s a productive use of my time that would otherwise be wasted and it helps me get training done at a decent hour, without taking more time away from my schedule in the morning/evening. Aka, it’s meant to be. 😉
Now I’m just hoping that I can get my long run in this weekend. I only have 2 more long runs before my half-marathon! It’s going to be here before I know it!
Happy Friday, ya’ll!
Questions for You:
- Do you runch?
- What was hard about this week for you?