Ups and Downs (and I’m NOT just talking about squats!)


Sunday started out well!  I had some tofu and green beans for breakfast after my coffee, and lunch was an awesome vegan pulled pork wrap from Yorgo’s that D picked up for me after Yoga.

Dinner was going to be a big Italian feasty thing, but I ended up meeting up for a long overdue girls evening with S, and I ended up having pickles for dinner.  Don’t ask.

Monday I had a green and berry smoothie for breakfast, and lunch was a Tofurky Kielbasa with veggies.  Dinner was a BBQ tempeh burger I made with some homemade chipotle BBQ sauce.  Sorry – no pictures, but it was yummy!

Today has been pretty minimal on food.  I can’t taste anything, so I sort of lose my appetite.  I had coffee and a banana for breakfast.  Popcorn for lunch, and dinner was a bowl of butternut squash soup and a salad.


Sunday was great.  I slept well, and felt good (for most of the day).  I went for a great run around 1130am.  The weather has been amazing (low 80’s and sunny) for the past week, and it’s just screaming to be outside.

The run was great for a few reasons.  First, it just felt good to move.  I also felt better than I had in almost a week, and the first thing I could think of to do was to have a nice run.  I get stir crazy when I don’t workout, and I imagine I start to get difficult to live with!

A little later in the afternoon, M and I did our first at-home crossfit WOD.  We couldn’t make it to the gym, so (following a workout in my WOD book) we did something called a Travel WOD.  They’re designed for when you can’t get to the gym, but can still bust out a good CF workout.  We picked the first in the list – the Room Service WOD.  It consisted of 20 rounds of: 5 push-ups, 5 squats, and 5 sit-ups.  For time.  It took M 5:11 to complete, and it took me 9:56.  And two days later, my legs are still burning from doing 100 squats.


It’s been a few ups and downs the past few days.  On the up side, I started feeling better Sunday morning.  On the down side, I started feeling like hell Sunday evening.

On the up side, I slept fairly decently Saturday evening, and even better on Sunday evening.  On the down side, I slept like total poo last night.  (though I think that’s from being sick and nothing to do with my new sleep rules – which seem to be helping me).

On the down side, my plans with S on Saturday got canceled, but on the up side, we managed to find time to hang out on Sunday!

On the down side, I started feeling worse Sunday evening than I had the week previously.  On the up side, I got into the Dr today, was told I have a sinus infection and bronchitis, but did get put on medications that will make me better soon (by the weekend and M’s birthday for sure!).

So I think between the ups and the downs, I’m running pretty solidly in the middle 🙂

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

2 thoughts on “Ups and Downs (and I’m NOT just talking about squats!)

    1. It’s the bronchitis I’m worried about. If D makes me giggle too much, I start wheezing and hacking. I can’t imagine a workout more strenuous than yoga not setting me off.

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