On Tuesday I was off from work (okay so I only worked Monday this week, and before that I hadn’t been in since 12/17 due to being sick and traveling…) and it was really nice to have a day at home rather than using a vacation day for traveling. However, I have a hard time sitting around and doing nothing, and I always like to feel productive when I am off from work. Rob always says that he is glad I am not a teacher because it wouldn’t be fair if I got to sit around doing nothing all summer. I have to laugh because I highly doubt I would do that. I always manage to keep busy. Even when there is nothing to do I find something to do. So on day 1 of being off and being home I kept very busy, as expected.
I woke up at 5:45…no alarm, that’s just when my body wants me to get up these days. I had some coffee and water and read a few blogs before heading out for my run.
I did 4.5 miles and it was rather uneventful. I planned to go to a yoga class at 9:30, so I wanted to do a shorter run and also have time to eat in between. I ate a banana as I was cooking breakfast and then ate a scramble with eggs, sweet potatoes, bacon, tomatoes, onions, and peppers.
I headed to yoga and on the way dropped off the dry-cleaning. Multitasking is my favorite. Class was good- relaxing and not too intense. It was a hot yoga class but not as hot as I like. Also not as many hip openers as I would have liked, but still a good practice mentally if nothing else. The instructor also had a good message about why we come to our mats- for the physical, mental, or spiritual reasons, all of the above, or something we are uncertain about. I think each time I hope to get something different out of class.
I got back around 10:45 and decided kind of randomly to take an Epsom salt bath. I hadn’t done that since I was training for the marathon so it felt good. I wanted to head out to do errands but figured I should eat lunch first since it would be a couple of hours before I made it back. I had a small salad since I wasn’t super hungry with spring mix and leftover chicken, topped with a tomato flavored dressing.
Leggings and Uggs for the win. Honestly if I didn’t work I would never put on real clothes.
I headed out to Target which is always a big deal since its not super close. And we all know how dangerous target is. I pretty much stuck to my list but still did more damage than I would have liked. Isn’t that always the case?
I stopped for Starbucks while I was out since I got $55 in gift cards for Christmas:)
I also brought some Nuun along for the ride.
I also had another secret stop along my way- more on that tomorrow!
When I got home I got to work cleaning out the bathroom. I am really bad about stuffing junk under the sink and never throwing anything way. I think I had about 50 half used travel sized bottles of shampoo. I went through everything and organized it and threw away a ton of stuff. I also got rid of some junk under the bed and boxes from the holidays. Then I cleaned the bathroom. Always a good feeling to get stuff like that done!
I still wasn’t too hungry (which was weird- I think when I am busy I don’t pay as much attention to my appetite) but I knew I would need a snack in order to make it to dinner. So I ate an apple with peanut butter. Yes I am aware that there are about 5 servings of peanut butter on the plate. Please don’t judge me, it was delicious.
I did some blogging and before I knew it Rob was home from work. The day went so fast! I was glad I have a few more days off to get more stuff done:)
Dinner was burgers with sweet potato fries and spinach. Simple but so good.
I also enjoyed a Christmas Ale which is from Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland. If you are ever in Cleveland in the winter months you must try this! (if you like beer.) Rob and his dad picked some up last week and brought them to Michigan for the beer tasting. We divided up the remaining ones so we have 3 here, and will try to maker them last as long as possible but I’m sure they will be gone quickly!
Dessert was these cookie dough bars. Not at all healthy but so good! I am thinking about figuring out a way to make a healthier version, but I’m sure they won’t be as good.
I just realized that the next time I post it will be 2015! I’ll be looking back on my 2014 goals tomorrow, so if you aren’t too tired be sure to stop by!
How do you usually spend a day off?
Are you someone who likes to keep busy or are you ok relaxing?
What time do you wake up without an alarm?
Thanks Jenn for hosting the WIAW link-up!