Apparently, it’s monsoon season here in Michigan. It has rained non-stop since Sunday and this morning Mother Nature threw in a little snow to go with it. Streets, lawns, backyards, basements – all flooded. I had to take an alternate route to school this morning because the freeway I normally take was shut down due to flooding.
Thank God we got our roof leak taken care of last week and we’ve had no problems during the current downpour.
Yesterday started off decent enough. Breakfast was a smoothie of frozen banana, frozen mixed berries, coconut milk, vanilla soy protein powder, Chia seeds and plain Greek yogurt along with a tumbler of Tazo Awake tea. Lunch was leftover cheese tortellini with marinara, spinach and pesto. When I got home from work, I wasn’t really hungry and I had no ambition to cook anything. Thanks to the aforementioned rain and flooding my evening run was out (I really need a treadmill), so I hit the floor to do some stretching and get my plank in for the Plank A Day challenge.
Then, I poured a glass of wine and laid down on the couch – big mistake. I had no desire to do anything after that. I did manage to make my daughter a cheese quesadilla before she went to soccer practice and my husband and I enjoyed a ghetto fabulous dinner of nachos (tortilla chips and melted cheese) with a side of avocado (for me – he won’t touch the stuff). That in itself isn’t horrible, but the five mini Reese’s cups that I inhaled shortly before bed pretty much undid my day. I blame PMS.
I slept pretty good until 3:45am when I woke up to go to the bathroom. After that, I could not fall back to sleep. The alarm went off at 5:30am and it took everything I had to climb out of my warm, cozy bed. I did manage to get up and headed off to school. Only one more class this semester!
Runners, do you run on a treadmill in the winter? Or do you continue to run outside in the cold and snow? Do you own a treadmill or do you go to a gym?
Any fellow students out there? How is your semester going? What are you studying?