Lazy Bed Head

I did that thing that I hate again last night.

One of my biggest complaints about living in a studio is my lack of a separation between sleeping and living spaces. I sleep, hang out, eat, read, watch tv, blog and whatever else I do at home all while sitting on my futon.

And to be completely honest with you, it really sucks.

When I come home from work, to decompress, I usually turn on the TV. This whole weekend there was a Harry Potter movie marathon going on. I’ve read all of the books several times apiece and seen the movies tons of times (including the many times that they marathon on TV), but since I will be seeing Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part I next Saturday night, I decided I’d let them play in the background while I surfed the internet, ate dinner, etc. At some point during the evening, I closed my laptop to give my eyes a rest and decided to watch Order of the Phoenix for a spell….

…and then it was 5:30am.

I fall asleep with the TV and lamp on all of the time, and I really wish I didn’t. If I had a bedroom, I’d probably turn the TV off and go to bed when I got a little tired, but since I’m already in my bed, I wind up getting cozy and falling asleep with everything on. Then, because the noise and light kind of bothers me, after a few hours, I wake up…and I’m AWAKE.

So I read blogs and e-mails.

Since it was nearly light out by the time I had finished going through Google Reader, I decided I should get up and go for a run. You see, I really need to run:

I had planned to run the 10K (there is also a 5K) in this race. I could make all sorts of excuses right now, as to why that isn’t going to happen…but I’m not going to. As the theme of my blog is essentially, “Doing things MY way”, lying to you would be rather lame of me. The truth of the matter is:

I didn’t feel like training for it!

While I enjoy running to some extent now…and I especially like the races (I’ve signed up for a Christmas Classic 5K also!), I just have had a 0% interest in getting my mileage up enough to run 6 miles within the time limit. As of late, I’ve been much more interested in getting back into using my gym membership. I mean, I pay $67/mo (I know..expensive!) for it, so I should use it. It makes sense. So I did Zumba. I went swimming. I went back to my Cardio Kick class that I used to do regularly. I discovered the joy of Netflix. Last week I didn’t even run once.

Which would be fine.

Except for the fact that I’m still running the 5K!

Oops!

So back to this morning…I decided I needed to get up and go for my run….AND THEN I FELL BACK ASLEEP AGAIN!

Argh!

By the time I woke up the temperature was well into the 70s. First of all, does the weather have a calendar? Why is it 70-80 degrees F in mid-November anyway? Second of all, I really suck at running in any kind of warm temperatures. I know people run in weather much hotter than this, but I don’t. Call me a wimp, but I just don’t. I get really dehydrated (even with frequent water stops) and I just don’t perform well. Maybe it’s the extra poundage I’m currently sporting. I don’t know. I just know that it isn’t something I want to do.

So I decided that today I would walk to work for my exercise and then try to get in a couple of runs this week.

I really need to win the lottery or find a super fab job that pays me enough to rent a 1 Bedroom in this city….

Oh well.

At least breakfast was good.

How could it not be good when a lovely gem like this is involved?

I found it at TJ’s yesterday and I had to buy it. I’ve been using their pumpkin butter for over a year now…but Cranberry Apple Butter? Sign me up!

Steel Cut oats w/banana and Chia Fresh, TJ’s Sunflower Seed Butter, Fage 0% Greek Yogurt, TJ’s Cranberry Apple Butter, cacao nibs and butterscotch chips.

Yes. My oatmeal looked and tasted like a candy store. You know you’re jealous.

I also had a lot of this. It was completely necessary…

What is your favorite oatmeal topping?

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8 Responses to Lazy Bed Head

  1. OliePants says:

    I’m currently in love with pumpkin butter and a little bit of granola for crunch!

  2. Chase says:

    I am absolutely stealing that recipe. ^_^!

    I love to run on ellipticals, and machines, but hate running outdoors. It just feels awkward. 0_#

    • girlinchucks says:

      Not exactly a recipe…more like how I “accessorized” my oatmeal this morning…tomorrow, maybe it will feel like wearing pumpkin butter, biscoff spread and chocolate chips. Who knows what my oatmeal’s whims will be! πŸ˜‰

      I’m the opposite. I find the machines to be a major snore. I love being outside so I have some distractions!

  3. Maddie says:

    Giiiirl. I love your honesty!! Haha it’s REAL.

  4. maya says:

    My persistent insomnia means that I have pretty much no problem with falling asleep fully clothed and in the wrong place like that. Sounds crappy. That Cranberry Apple butter looks pretty awesome, though.

    re running: 2 weeks off won’t kill you come race day, neither will not running too regularly as long as you are keeping active and cross training. You should probably aim for maybe one run a week or so just to keep your endurance up and remind yourself you can do it, though. πŸ˜€

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