Pumped Up Kicks


I was not very motivated to cook today. I had a baked potato and leftover Tofurky for breakfast this morning, and a Moe’s salad for lunch. I’m blogging instead of thinking about dinner (though still full from lunch, so dinner will likely be light anyway!).

I did manage to bake a batch of banana chocolate-chip muffins yesterday at least!


I wasn’t very motivated to do anything here either! But I managed anyway 🙂

Last Valentine’s Day D got me a new Nike GPS+ running watch. It has an optional shoe pod to track indoor runs (though I almost never do those), so in early spring, I switched from my Brooks Ravenna’s (which I’d been running in for 4 yrs at that point – with no problems) to Nike running shoes. While they are stability shoes (what I need due to high arches and a tendency to supinate), they never felt right. I’d been toying with the idea of switching back, but just hadn’t. The past two months I’ve had ankle pain in my right foot after runs, so I figured the time had come.

What’s one of the perfect motivations to lace up and get out the door? New toys. So…to gain motivation, I hit up Running Etc to get new running shoes and then head to First Landing State Park for a run.

I explained my predicament to the sales clerk, and he had me run in three pairs of shoes; Brooks, Saucony, and Ascics. I was determined to give them all a fair shake. Brooks won for comfort, and I’m not back in my Ravennas!

My run right afterwards was awesome, and I was totally digging my new kicks!


Not very motivated here either! Are you sensing a lazy Saturday theme here?

After I woke up, had coffee, and caught up on blog reading, I started working on the coming week’s dinner menu. From there, I made a grocery list. And then plopped on the couch. I knew I needed to hit up the grocery store and should take advantage of the long weekend by doing some of my batch cooking today. I just didn’t feel like it!

Thankfully since I went out to run in Virginia Beach, I was out and about anyway and picked up most of my groceries at Whole Foods.

Then I napped.

I know I shouldn’t care when there are days that I just don’t feel like doing things. The thing is, I tend to thrive on chaos and being frenetically busy, and don’t know what to do with myself when I don’t have something to do or just don’t feel like doing anything. I should take it as my body (and mind’s) way of telling me to chill out I suppose.

So for the rest of the evening, I’m going to chill out. D and I originally planned to go out and maybe see a movie…but he’s not feeling very motivated either. So we’re going to relax together and just enjoy an evening in.


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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 “Pumped Up Kicks

    1. I think my default setting is lazy…or it used to be…and I’m so paranoid about being that person that I just never slow down! If I sit for too long, I may never get up 🙂

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