One Thing at a Time

I have really started to realize how important is to take things one step at a time!

It’s so easy to get overwhelmed when you have a million different things going on. Instead of worrying about future stuff, focus on the task at hand.

Yesterday, I was thinking about failing classes (long term), not passing the FE test (October 24th), marathon training (still have 16 weeks…). Basically, I was worrying about things that need not be worried about at THAT moment.

I had two focus on what needed to be done yesterday, or today. Not tomorrow, not next week, or next month. Not even next weekend.

By taking things one step at a time, it’s much easier to get a grip. Caitlin helped me realize this yesterday, and I immediately got it. I was freaking out about all that could go wrong. My energy was being spread too thin, and nothing I was doing was being done to my full potential!

I concentrated on what I had to do right then and made a list. Once I realized that I only had two things to accomplish (study for two tests) it made it so much easier to tackle!

Today, I have just as much work to do. I focused a lot more today, stayed off g-chat and twitter, and got my stuff done! I even have time for a lunch post! 😀

 

I completely forgot about my Pei Wei Leftovers!!!

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YUMMMM!!!

Thai Dynamite with tofu, veggies, and brown rice!

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I love those crunchy little peas!

Already dug into snack number 1:

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I’m sad that strawberries are going out of season! 😦 Bring on the honey crisp apples!!!

 

How do you stay focused on today, and not worry about the future?

 

❤ MegaNerd

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Worst Pre-Run Fuel

I slept in this morning (til 6:30 LOL) and I woke up feeling refreshed!

I wandered into the kitchen looking for a pre-run snack. Usually I have my snack, water, and clothes laid out the night before. This morning all I found was brownies. There they were, sitting on the counter.I haphazardly shoved a large chunk of brownie in my mouth.

What was I thinking?! Brownies as pre-run fuel?!?!

I ran the 5.0 miles I had planned, but with a serious tummy ache. I felt heavy and sick. I did not think about how the brownie would effect my running. I didn’t think about it at all actually.

I put so much time and effort into my running, I think that my nutrition deserves at least a thought. I am really horrible at planning meals or snacks. I learned my lesson!

From now on, I’ll set out something healthy on the counter to grab and go. I put the brownies on top of the fridge to save for dessert and special occasions. Brownies are NOT PRE-RUN fuel!!

I waited about 1.5 hours after my run to eat so that my stomach could settle.

I had a small bagel with jelly

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…and a fluffy egg:

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Light, and stabilizing!

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What’s the worst pre-run snack you have ever eaten? I seem to have problems with almost everything other than Clif bars!?

❤ MegaNerd