Is anyone else struggling to wake up this week? I think the cold, dark mornings are finally getting to me. The alarm clock almost won today.. but the thought of coffee and toast got me out of bed! Fellow morning runners: Do you wake up and head straight out the door, or do hang out a bit at home before you leave? I used to be a get-up-and-go girl, but now I’m a get-up, warm-up, eat-up, and then go girl.
Anyways. I didn’t really go — as in run — anywhere today! Instead I headed to the gym: 20 minutes on the stair master with Taylor Swift (I finally broke down and bought her album – so good!) and 18 minutes with the tried and true Nike Training Club app. “Goal Getter” is one of my favorites!
I do have a run to share, though. From Saturday! Lizzie and I met up for a downtown adventure. Here’s me, the Nashville skyline, and part of Lizzie’s thumb.We covered 7 hilly miles together and then I tacked on 2.5 after. Including a jog across this secret bridge… Nashvillians, can you guess where this is located? Winner gets a loaf of bread 😉I almost went for ten miles, and then I thought… nah. Nine-point-five sounds juuuuust fine with me. Other activities of late: yoga! Confession: I hardly ever stretch and don’t enjoy yoga. However, I can endure it for 30 minutes in the comfort of my own home. Especially if 5 out of those 30 minutes are in sivasana pose. The online, recorded instructor and I really bonded in this moment.
How are we this far into a blog post without any food?! Let me share a kale salad with you. I made this NYT apple-almond-cheddar-kale creation the other night for a family get-together. The secret is cheese! We served this salad with a batch of my mom’s mac ‘n’ cheese and a plate of cheeseburgers. Cheese, cheese, cheese. It’s my favorite food.And on that note, it’s time to get going! There are rumors we might get snow this evening…
- Morning runners: Do you wake up and go straight out the door, or do you hang out at home for a bit first?
- Nashvillians: Can you identify the bridge pictured above?!
- One food you could eat at every meal? (Mine is obviously cheese)