13 Hours of Sleep Later…

I pulled an all-nighter on Sunday night-Monday morning.


After a full weekend of fun, and a day trip to NYC on Sunday, I had no time to study for Monday afternoon’s test.


I had to leave for the airport Monday morning at 4:30 am, and since we got home around midnight, I figured I should just stay up and study.


It wasn’t too hard. I had a playlist going of upbeat songs, munchies, and some tea. I thought I would pass out on the plane, but it never happened.


After my class last night, I came home, skipped dinner and dove straight into bed. I was out by 6:20 pm. I slept through the night and woke up around 7:00 am. 13 hours of sleep! I need it!


I had been awake for 36 hours!


I woke up feeling a bit groggy, but for the most part better. We were completely out of fruit, so I had to make do with what I had:


I say make do like it was bad. It was delicious.

  • vanilla Oikos
  • Kashi H2H
  • Pumpkin spice granola




I had a 7.0 miler on the schedule for today, but it just was NOT going to happen. I felt groggy and it’s disgusting outside.


Instead, I did a 4.0 mile run!


I did the first 3.0 miles at about a 9:00 min/mile pace, and then decided to go all out on the last mile. I finished the last mile in 7:03!


I feel like I might have actually GAINED some speed from my two week break from running! I’m ready for Thursday’s Turkey Trot!




I was really craving Peanut butter around lunch time, so I made a grown up version of a PBJ sandwich.


I used:

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • granny smith apple slices
  • 2 TBL peanut butter (it was globbed on there)
  • Organic Blackberry preserves


I then toasted it on the GF grill and pressed it like a panini.


It was warm and delicious. I could eat five more if I wasn’t stuffed.

I also ate the rest of the apple slices on the side.


To add some more calories, I had a glass of vanilla soymilk to go with it:


This meal made me feel like a big kid!


I have quite a bit of school work and house work to do before Thursday! I better get to it! I don’t want to have to pull any more all-nighters.


❤ MegaNerd

Out of My Comfort Zone

Happy September!

This morning, I had a 6 mile run planned. With my upcoming 5k and 15k races, I feel like I need to work more on speed more than anything.

Telling myself to just go out there and run fast isn’t always the best method.

Today, I set my Garmin to the following:

  • Run 2 miles (8:00-9:00 min/mile pace)
  • Walk 2 minutes
  • Run 2 miles (8:00-9:00 min/mile pace)
  • Walk 2 minutes
  • Run 2 miles (8:00-9:00 min/mile pace)

Mentally, It’s easier for me to give it my all and push hard when I know I only have a little ways to go before I can walk.

For the run portion here are my stats (not including the walking):

  • Distance: 6.0 Miles
  • Time: 51:37
  • Average Pace: 8:36 min/mile
  • Average Heart Rate: 173 bpm (that’s pretty high!)


Once I got back, my stomach was begging for grub! I made the quickest thing I could think of:


  • Oatmeal and Honey bagel (my fav!)
  • Lots of Almond butter
  • banana (what didn’t end up as a slice went straight into my mouth)


I honestly felt like I pushed myself out of my comfort zone this morning, but not so hard that I will be sore or tired the rest of the day. I’m hoping to kick some 5k butt.

My “cushy” pace is 9:20-10:00 min/miles depending on the distance. Anything faster and it’s hard work!

What is your comfort zone? How do you motivate yourself to push beyond what’s easy?

❤ MegaNerd