Wednesdays are my day off from work. Oftentimes I have work to do from home (I’m a freelance video editor on the side), and it’s also my day to schedule appointments and things I need to get done. Very rarely, I have a blank slate of a day, and today was just that. These types of days always start with the best of intentions. A long list in my head of everything I will get done. It’s always overly ambitious, and I usually end up completing less than half of my list before I curl up in a ball on the couch and take a nap.
Though I didn’t accomplish everything on my list today, I still feel that I was rather productive. I started out this morning with an easy 5 mile recovery run before breakfast.
My breakfast bowl contained leftover brown rice, grape nuts, coconut milk, cinnamon, sliced bananas, and blueberries. I topped it off with a big blob of peanut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup. Yum, yum. I love brown rice and I have no idea why I don’t make it more often.
I did some random cleaning along with 3 loads of laundry (including the sheets and the duvet cover), and also got to work on the TNT triathlon training program. Working on their training plan made me itch to map out my own, so that’s what I did. Before too long I was hungry for a snack.
I gobbled up a wasa cracker with whipped cream cheese and raspberry jam alongside an orange. I buckled down and roughly completed my training plan through Ironman WI in September. This plan takes me through the Boston Marathon, hopefully a 50-mile trail race in May if I can stay healthy, and then right into Ironman training. It is certainly an ambitious plan, but that’s how I like it. I love having everything mapped out, but I never see anything as set in stone. I allow myself to change things around as needed for both my health and sanity.
Before I knew it, hours had passed by and I decided to whip up a late lunch. This lunch was so amazingly good I may have to recreate it tomorrow for dinner.
That would be grilled brie and apple slices with cranberry mustard and cinnamon on Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread. Please ignore the fact that I burnt the sandwich and just focus on the melty brie and apple slices. Trust me, this combo was a winner. On the side I had some leftover roasted butternut squash with earth balance and tortilla chips. After lunch the pretzel M&M’s were calling to me.
I ate so many that I had to curl up in a ball on the couch and take a nap. You win some, you lose some, right?
Tonight is the last TNT recruitment meeting, so I hope I can get some peeps to sign up for the triathlon team.
Are you usually productive on your days off, or do you often end up taking a nap like me?