Three things · Thursday

Three Things Thursday

1. I’ve managed to start running again after missing a couple runs last week.  My outdoor run on Tuesday was quickly kaboshed with drama at home, but I got a 5K done on the dreadmill regardless.  I also learned that running while emotional/crying is NOT easy.  Mad running is much more enjoyable because the anger melts away.  Sadness?  Well, it sticks around longer with me unfortunately.  Wednesday was a new day, thankfully and I shared a gloriously sunny and windy 4 miler OUTSIDE after work with my hubby. 

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2. Remember me telling you that I was prescribed sleeping pills and that they worked?  I lied.  By Tuesday I felt completely medicine heady, and was not sleeping again.  NOT sleeping WHILE taking sleeping pills isn’t a pretty site.  Yesterday I was near tears I was so tired so I skipped my nightly dose and decided being tired was much better than feeling drugged AND tired. Someone pass me a caffeinated beverage….please. 

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3. I haven’t cooked ONCE this week.  I haven’t felt like it, to be honest.  Ack.  I need to get back at it because I haven’t cataloged a recipe in weeks, and that’s bad. 

Despite an off week, I am trying to keep a positive mantra.  Spring is on it’s way, and temps are rising outside!  YIPPEE!!

How’s your fitness this week?  How many hours do you normally sleep each night?  What’s your favorite mid week meal to prepare at home?

❤ Michelle

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39 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday

  1. It’s ok!! 💁💗
    I’ve been off for about 6 weeks…..

    Yes! The weather is getting warmer👟☀️

    Hang in there!!

    Coffee!! ☕️😁❤️

  2. Ugh. So sorry the sleeping pills aren’t working anymore. I think that’s fairly common sadly. I haven’t run all week since I seem to have brought an upper respiratory infection back from vacay. C’est la vie. I’ve missed your recipes!

  3. ugh. Sleeping (or lack thereof) plagues me. I am both an early bird and a night owl…..My brain will not shut down until midnight, and I almost always awake before my 5:30AM alarm goes off. I don’t do coffee (but do love my chai lattes). And I know it’s only a matter of time before I crash and burn…..like in another month when I start amping up the long runs in prep for my marathon (I’m also running Grandma’s!!). I don’t feel stressed or anxious (…well,I do have a child graduating from high school in two months…), but my brain has too many thoughts to contemplate and process LOL I’m a little creeped out by sleep medicine, so I’ve never tried any of it…..maybe I should just climb out of bed and try to get ahead on my blog entries…because there’s plenty of those that need finishing 🙂

  4. Hi Michelle – I did not realize you had sleeping issues also… So can I recommend a few things I find helps me? 1 – Acupuncture, at first I thought it was odd, but it really works once you give it a try. 2- There is a magnesium powder called “Sleep” we have it here at Sprouts and Whole Foods, 3 – lavender oil on your pillow (soothing scent helps) 4 – no electronics for at least 30 minutes before bed. There are a variety of other things that can help to that are natural, but I hope one of these helps you 🙂

  5. I’m sorry to hear that the medication isn’t the solution you were hoping for 😦 I usually get between 6-7 hours of sleep a night, which sounds luxurious compared to what you’re dealing with. Every once in a while I either go to bed super early or sleep in late to try to make up for any deficit–I went to bed at 8:45 last night!

      1. It can be really hard to get in the habit of going to be early. My husband actually sets a “go to bed!” alarm to help with that.

  6. It is difficult to cry and run. I’ve done it. I hope you have a much better week. 🙂 I’ve never been a good sleeper. It’s a family trait. It’s probably why I have a love affair with coffee. There is always a song in my head, even during the night! I found sleeping pills take away the song, but I only use them occasionally. I don’t want to be dependent on them. Enjoy your weekend and hang in there.

  7. Ohhhhh the inhumanity!!! … Michelle not cook in a week!?!?! shame on you ha! 😉 I’m sure that streak won’t continue. And sorry about the sleeping pill FAIL 😦
    I usually get about 5-6 hours of sleep per night but I’m working to increase that. I just need to buckle down and be more disciplined with myself. I don’t have a particular midweek recipe I like but I will share that I made a stovetop avocado mac and cheese recipe Wednesday night that I found on Pinterest and it was pretty good if I might say so myself lol xoxo 🙂

  8. Yay for spring and running outside! I sincerely hope you get to relax and de-stress to get you back to normal. I haven’t been getting all the sleep I need lately either and I’m feeling it. I need at least 7-8 hours every night or I can’t think and function as well. I can’t imagine you do so much on so little sleep!

  9. Sorry that the things are not going well. Think positive and take care. However I have learned that running is always a good medicine.
    I am a “professional sleeper”: 8 hours and sometimes a nap in the afternoon.

  10. I know you are going to get a million pieces of advice but maybe some melatonin? I sometimes take a 1/2 pill and this helps me. I don’t sleep well at all so I understand a little bit where you are coming from. Hope those zzz’s come to you soon!

  11. I am not good at sad running either… I tend to have a hard time breathing, but sometimes it’s good to push through! I love making simple dishes during the week… like stir fry! Super easy.

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