I really really really tried to sleep in this morning, but my body would have nothing to do with it. I went to bed ultra early again and my eyes popped open once I hit 8.2 hours of sleep.
I got bored just laying there and decided it wasn’t very kind of me to always wake up Billy just because I can’t sleep….this whole trying to be a little more selfless in my marriage is really difficult.
I got up and ran because that is what most normal humans do when we can’t sleep (you know we are all a little bit crazy right?).
I did 8 miles on the good ol’ treadmill while watching The Bachelor. Courtney, you hurt my brain to watch you and every time you talk I cringe a little.
All you bloggers out there and your oats in a jar, I am telling you that fruit in a Costco cottage cheese tub is SO much better. Okay, I have never tried the oats thing but this breakfast made me beyond happy. Don’t worry, I will wash my hair before I go out in public tonight.
I had about a cup of cottage cheese left in there and added a cut up pear and grapes, my students think I am disgusting for eating cottage cheese and loving it so much. Let’s talk about the benefits of cottage cheese other than just the deliciousness of it.
In 1/2 a cup of 2% Cottage heese you get:
14 grams of protein
10% of your daily calcium recommendation
2.5 grams of delicious fat
(a lot of sodium but since I sweat so much, I don’t really pay attention to that to be honest)
Only 4 grams of sugar (may be a lot for you but for me, that is really low)
You know how I love talking about the book, “Mile Markers” by Kristin Armstrong? Well, today is another one of those days. There is a chapter that talks a lot about love. She includes a quote by Katharine Hepburn which is beautiful, “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expected to give…which is everything.” Can you imagine how much better all of our relationships would be if our main focus was on what we gave to the other person in the relationship?
One thing that makes it easier to focus on GIVING all day long is running:)
Kristin says, “I can pour myself out all day long, filling everyone’s cups, because my pitcher has already been filled.” She says this after talking about her love for getting up at 5 a.m. to get in some miles with her friends and returning home before her kids even know she left. I think that running and time with friends are both necessary for filling our pitchers.
I remember in Jr. High, one of my friends mom would get up EVERY morning at 4:30 or 5 a.m. just to go out on a run…in the COLD and the SNOW and I thought she was crazy. I look back on it now and realize that was her way of filling her pitcher up to the rim so that she could spend the rest of her day trying to fill other peoples pitchers.
I think that this is a huge reason that 99.9% of us love to run. It helps us to feel fulfilled so that we can return the love to the people in our life. I know that I am a better teacher/wife/sis/daughter/friend when I take the time to fill my pitcher up and take the time for me.
Do you pay attention to your sodium intake?
-I don’t. I don’t ever really add salt to my food but I also don’t pay attention to what the sodium amount is in food.
Have you ever tried the oats in a jar thing? What blog food trends have you tried….spinach smoothies?
Do you run to fill your pitcher? Does your pitcher feel like it is low on the weeks that you don’t get to run as much?