When 1440 Isn’t Enough


Most of the past week has been juice and smoothie based, though I don’t have many pictures.

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I’ve been watching a bunch of raw food YouTube videos, and made a raw alfredo.  I subbed avocado for the pine nuts, and was amazed at how yummy it was.  I can’t believe I’m so late to the YouTube game here.  All I thought YouTube had was cat videos.  Who knew?

pressed juice from a local-ish juice bar.  When I can't make my own, this rocks.
pressed juice from a local-ish juice bar. When I can’t make my own, this rocks.
this was just yummy.  spiralized zucchini noodles, avocado alfredo sauce, and pulsed cauliflower topping.
this was just yummy. spiralized zucchini noodles, avocado alfredo sauce, and pulsed cauliflower topping.

Friday evening we had a dinner party with some co-workers.  It was a nice evening.  Saturday I had dinner plans with a friend of mine, which was also really nice.  Sunday I had dinner plans with a group before going to see a play, so my weekend was light on any cooking at home!


I’ll be honest, I ran once in the past week – yesterday.  I’ve had a persistent sore throat, but can’t really blame that too much.

I’ve been struggling with work/life balance the past few weeks, and in order to get everything done that I HAVE to, I tend to let things go that appear optional.  Even though I intellectually know that exercise and taking care of my physical body shouldn’t be considered optional.

I will say my run yesterday was pretty good.  I wasn’t as fast as I would have liked, and the weather was pretty decent (warm in the mid-60’s, but misting and damp).  This was one of those runs that for my head more than my body.  I needed to lift the fog and clear out the cobwebs, and it did the trick.  And while life isn’t going to let up anytime soon, I need to focus more on using the time I have to get it all done.


Busy, Busy, Busy.  Don’t get me wrong – I thrive on being busy, but sometimes a lull in activities would be nice.  It feels like all I have time for is work and required activities, and I let things I enjoy – like running, yoga, and blogging – fall to the wayside.  I need to take a very hard look at my daily 1440 minutes to be sure I’m using them to their fullest potential – AND – that I have time to relax in there somewhere.

I read on Happy Herbivores blog yesterday about being an early bird.  That’s something I’ve never been, though I’ve tried.  I’m going to take her advice for awhile and set an alarm to wake up a bit earlier than normal – but then not do anything.  I think that’s been an issue for me in the past.  I try to wake up early to jam more stuff in my day, and I resent the fact that I could still be in bed!  So today, I woke up early, had some coffee, read some of my favorite blogs, and decided to do one of my own.  Maybe slowly, but surely, I’ll get more organized and life humming to a normal routine again.


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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 “When 1440 Isn’t Enough

    1. I got mine on Amazon for about $25. They’re a lot of fun and I find myself making noodles out of pretty much everything.
      I have to admit that life has been getting to me and I find myself forgoing things that I need to keep sane – like running. I really needed the mental fog lifting.

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