Thinking Out Loud Thursdays!

Is it Friday yet?

No? Damn. Despite the fact that I had the first two days of this week off, I still feel like the weekend isn’t here fast enough. I haven’t been sleeping well this month, so I think I’m long overdue for a really good, long sleep in. I was on vacation for a few days this past weekend but I was up early almost every day; Saturday I went running, Sunday I slept in until 7:30, Monday I was up at 4:15 to go to boot camp with my friend Krystal and Tuesday I don’t remember what time I woke up but it wasn’t late.

It was pretty consistent over the summer but dropped significantly come September...not sure if that was because I haven't been feeling good all month or what.
It was pretty consistent over the summer but dropped significantly come September…not sure if that was because I haven’t been feeling good all month or what.

I’m also a victim of apartment living…you know, having to listen to your neighbors all night? And my neighbors are, um…active at night. I HEAR EVERYTHING.

Anyway, I’ve been doing better at keeping tabs on my food! Ever since I found out I wasn’t eating enough to go along with all the training I’ve been doing, I downloaded the My Fitness Pal app and have been trying to log all my food so I know when I’m getting enough and when I need to eat more. Have I mentioned that it’s super hard to eat a lot of food? I never thought I’d say this, but I used to only eat when I was hungry. Some days, that could mean three hamburgers for dinner and other days I’d eat popcorn and orange juice for dinner. Yes, my nutrition is bad. I have a super high metabolism, so I’ve never really been concerned with what I eat.

Monday meals- I actually exceeded my calorie goal!!
Monday meals- I actually exceeded my calorie goal!!

Lately I’ve been making an effort to be more concerned with it and monitor my intake. However, it’s still hard for me to get in all the calories I should be eating some days. That is, without resorting to eating cake or ice cream, and since I’m trying to eat healthy, that’s not the best option.

Some days I don't do so well nutrition wise...
Some days I don’t do so well nutrition wise…

On the subject of training, I had an off month this month. If you’ve been following my blog you know that I’ve been a combination of sick, allergic to EVERYTHING, muscle strains and pains and everything in between. I haven’t been working out nearly as much as I should and my “big” racing season starts in a little less than a month. This month (how is it October already, how?) I have a wedding that I’m in which means lots of wedding duties, and I’m a little worried about how that will affect my training.

Running = <3
Running = <3

Speaking of this wedding, I have the bachelorette party next weekend and I’m 50/50 on whether I’m actually looking forward to it or not. I mean, I know it will be fun, but most of the ladies going I don’t really know that well (except the bride) and I don’t feel like I have much in common with them. So far every time we’ve hung out I’ve felt rather awkward the whole time because I don’t have much to talk about with them. I’m into health and fitness and they are all married with kids or about to have kids. Something I’m not in the least bit interested in. I try to keep the running talk to a minimum when I’m not with my running friends, but that’s pretty much what my entire life revolves around so it’s hard not to talk about it.

But I did find these sweet socks when I was shopping at Spencer’s for bachelorette party items. Check them out!

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I’m thinking of trying to convince some of my Tough Mudder teammates to go as super heroes! How awesome would that be?

Linking up with Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud Thursdays.

What’s been on your mind lately? Have you ever done something more out of obligation rather than desire to? How did it turn out? Which superhero would you be?

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6 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud Thursdays!”

  1. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry, haha. I’m living in student housing for almost the rest of the year, so I’m in a different place every 2-4 weeks, but I have definitely been subjected to uh…sounds.

    (As you know,) I feel ya on the no interest in having kids–I try to talk about food with people I have nothing else in common with. It’s usually a good starting point? Unless they don’t like food, in which case I can basically conclude that there is no salvaging it and we’re just really not gonna get along, hahaha.

    1. Haha great idea! If people don’t like food I don’t think I could be friends with them either! I once had a co worker who didn’t like cheese- he wasn’t vegan, just didn’t like the taste. I concluded that we would never be good friends because I can’t get along with people who don’t like cheese! Vegans I understand, but just not liking the taste? What’s wrong with him? Lol!

  2. Oh man, Spencer’s is THE PLACE for awesome socks, for sure!

    Feelin’ ya on the noisy neighbors. I actually have an ear problem called hyper-acusis, where that kind of muffled-through-the-wall noise can cause heart-attack-like symptoms, so apartments are essentially a no-go these days. Good luck shutting them out!
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    1. There are so many awesome socks at Spencer’s! I just worry about running in cotton socks and causing blisters. I didn’t know there was an ear problem like that, but it sounds pretty serious! Hopefully you don’t have to deal with muffled noise issues now.

  3. Ugh, hearing neighbors is the worst. I get pretty stabby when I hear low murmurs through walls!

    I used MFP for a few weeks after my trip to California a couple years ago. I found it made me too food-obsessed, but using it once in awhile to help me get accountable is good!
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    1. I don’t use MFP everyday- sometimes I forget to log in lol. But it’s helping me see what I need to do to meet my calorie goals! As for the neighbors thing, I’m really trying not to be mean. I can get mean really quick when people disturb my sleep. 😮

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