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by Meghann on July 25, 2012

Happy Hump Day!

I woke up this morning with a horrible headache. I went to bed feeling a little dehydrated, so I’m assuming it had something to do with not drinking enough water yesterday (something I’ll admit I’m bad at keeping up with). I got out of bed and chugged a huge glass of water, which helped. Then I went back to bed for another hour and chugged another glass of water when I got back up with my alarm. The headache did eventually subside, so my dehydration theory must not have been far off.

I brought a water bottle on my run this morning just to be sure and continued to drink during my 5 miler, even stopping to refill the bottle at the 3 mile mark.

The humidity was awful this morning. It wrapped around my body like a thick blanket and left me feeling sticky and gross. Whenever I find myself wondering where my motivation to run this summer has disappeared to, all I have to do is remember that hot and humid feeling from this morning and I’m instantly reminded – training in this weather just isn’t fun. Fall weather can not come soon enough.

Post-run breakfast.


Two slices of whole wheat toast with almond butter, pumpkin butter, nectarine, dried cherries, and a dusting of ground flax seed.


The #SurviveOn35 Challenge ended last night. I learned a lot during the challenge, especially how much I take the ability to buy certain foods for granted. Nut butters are a big one. I have 4 different jars currently in my pantry. Each jar ranges anywhere from $4.00 – $7.00 a pop and lasts 3 weeks on average (they last longer because there are 4 that I’m constantly rotating and Derek rarely touches any of them). When the challenge ended this morning, it was the first thing I knew I wanted to include in my morning meal. I missed them.

One thing I regret about #SurviveOn35 is not finding a way to incorporate a simple jar of peanut butter in my grocery budget. I originally opted for more veggies and fresh fruit, but really a jar of peanut butter would have done a lot better at adding healthy fats and proteins to a few of my meals. Lesson learned.

I’ll be back later this afternoon with the rest of my thoughts on #SurviveOn35. That post is going to be a long one.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

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