Don’t Forget to Breathe

I forgot how much I enjoyed swimming!

 

 

After work yesterday, I decided to hit the pool. Reading Ashley’s Half- Ironman recap motivated me to go for a swim.

 

I swam 1000m in a little under 30 minutes. I have REALLY been thinking about training for my first triathlon, but I don’t know if I can handle the training with all my other stuff going on.

 

I have been feeling extremely stressed out lately with all that I am juggling, including:

  • Working 30-35 hours at my main job
  • Working 10-12 hours at my second job
  • Taking 6 credit hours
  • Blogging
  • Thinking about life after college/Career searching
  • Boyfriend/Friends

 

It felt good to be in the water. The pool was quiet and I liked the feeling of peace around me.I feel like I barely have time to breathe these days. I know that it will pay off in the end. It has to, right?

 

Mark’s schedule is just as jam-packed as mine (minus job searching and blogging) so by the time Friday night rolled around we were drained.
We did muster up enough energy to make homemade pizza!

 

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We used Publix Bakery dough, added olive oil, marinara sauce, tomatoes, green peppers, mozzerella, and oregano! It was delicious!

 

Somehow brownies appeared in my oven (hmmm…MARK!!) and we shared a bowl of browines and vanilla ice cream. We were “ultimate fatties” last night.

 

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YUM!!

 

I’m off to work this afternoon, but I have a trail bike ride planned for this evening, if the weather permits!

 

How do you get through the most stressful times in your life? I keep telling myself to just keep swimming..but don’t forget to breathe!

 

❤ MegaNerd

Fake Fall

Last night, I was on my own for dinner! Jason was home, but is living of chicken noodle soup and Gatorade. Feel better!

 

I love these nights when I’m home at a decent hour and can make whatever I feel like!

I found a recipe in REAL SIMPLE magazine that I wanted to try out: Quinoa with Mushrooms, Kale, and sweet potatoes.

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I followed the recipe for the most part, but used veggie broth instead of wine because I didn’t have any. I also only made enough for one, so I quartered the recipe!

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It was quite tasty, and reminded me of fall! Fall is no where to be found in Florida, so I have to pretend, by setting up pretty flowers…

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Dessert was also whatever I felt like! Normally, that would be brownies and fro-yo because that’s pretty much all Jason will eat.

I have been DYING to try Angela’s Vegan PB Jam Glo-Bites and I finally had the perfect opportunity to do so!

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I’m pretty sure they didn’t come out as beautiful as the originals, but they were very tasty! Next time, I want to try adding chocolate chips instead of jam. Maybe even make a pumpkin flavored one?

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I finally got to bed around 11:15 pm, and didn’t wake up intil 8:15 am!! YIKES! I slept through prime running hour and that means it was HOT!!!!

I made it through… but I cut it short. I intended to run 6.0 but stopped after 5.0 miles. I ran out of water, was sweating like a crazy person, and I decided not to torture myself.

I finished the 5.0 miles in 47:20 and then headed home to take car of my flu-stricken boyfriend.

Once I got back from my run, I had an extreme craving for a bagel! Not just any bagel, an EVERYTHING bagel with cream cheese! Sometimes I get the strangest cravings, but I think it’s my body telling me something, so I try to listen to it.

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NOM-NOM! It was perfect.

I’m thinking of making some hot chocolate! It’s 88 degrees outside, but its COLD in the apartment! Jason has the air cranked wwaaaaay down!

I guess you could say we are trying to fake fall around here!

 

I want it to get cooler SO BADLY!!!

❤ MegaNerd