This morning I decided to run pre-breakfast, which is something I never do. My mornings are carefully orchestrated: oatmeal, tea, emails, my little bathroom "business meeting", and then head out for a run. Lately, I can't get up early enough to fit all that in and still beat the heat, so I woke up, grabbed a rice cake, and headed out the door. No bueno, people. No bueno. I was this sad:
I actually shed a few tears about 2 miles in. Alone. On a trail. I'm just a big baby who needs to be fed at regular intervals and scheduled toilet breaks. Is it so much to ask? Luckily I had some Honey Stinger chews with me, and had about half the pack, which gave me enough energy to finish out the workout. 6.5 miles of running, 1 mile of walking pre and post-run. As soon as I got home, I dove head first into my standard morning meal: oatmeal with chocolate protein powder, PB, and strawberries.
This photo was taken 2 months ago, but it looked EXACTLY the same today. Such a creature of habit!
It's really tough for my to change my daily routine, eating habits, anything! I'm going to try to let some of that go a little bit---maybe starting with breakfast? See if I can handle something different for just one day? We'll see!
If anyone is interested in writing a guest post for Gourmet Runner, send me an email! I'll be in Savannah from the 19th to the 21st on a short vacation and I'm not sure how much blogging time I'll have. It can be on any topic you feel comfortable writing about, and feel free to plug your blogs in the process!
Are you a creature of habit? Same breakfast every day?
Obviously, yes. Other meals change but the ingredients are usually still the same!
Do you blog when you're on holiday? Set up posts in advance?
I know some people post pictures as they're happening, but I'm so lazy I like to enjoy holidays and not worry about writing posts until I'm back!