Life is busy. Some people can juggle a crazy schedule and make it look effortless. I am not that kind of girl. I’ve got a job, a side job, a blog, a husband, family, and friends. I’m usually running from one place to the next on my never-ending to-do list. And I never get enough sleep. (I’m really working on that one this year.) At times life can feel like a marathon (if, you know, I could run longer than a 5k).
When you’re constantly running around like that, it’s important to take time just to slow down and breathe. My quiet time is in the morning. I leave for work around 7:30 am, but typically wake up around 5:30am. Do I need two hours to get ready in the morning? No. (Although I did that time I accidentally fell asleep in the shower. I really need to work on that sleep thing.) What I do need is two hours of peace, quiet, and calmness. I lay on the couch, I watch the news, I chat with Josh about our plans, and I fuel my body for the crazy day ahead. My daily breakfast is 3/4 cup Kashi Go Lean Cinnamon Crunch, 1 Stonyfield plain Greek yogurt, 12 almonds, and a teaspoon of honey. I wake up looking forward to eating this every morning. This peaceful start is critical for me to get energized before I run off to start a busy day.
Speaking of being busy and running, next Monday is the Boston Marathon. (For, you know, people that juggle a busy life and still find time to run actual marathons. I can’t even imagine.) This is a really big deal after the bombings at last years events. If there was ever a year I could wish for the strength and speed to accomplish such a feat, this is the year I would want to run it. I’ll be mentally cheering on the runners as they show the world that the running community, the people of Boston, and all of us in the United States are stronger than ever. Stonyfield is an official sponsor of the Boston Marathon this year. Reason 3,857 I love that company. If you’re a fan too simply join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram on race day (4/21) with the hashtag #Stonyfieldsuperfan. Stonyfield will be giving away hundreds of prizes, including a year-long gym membership to one lucky fan. I know I plan on tweeting lots of encouragement to all the runners, and Instagram-ing pics from my own personal run that day.
Question of the Day: Do you take time out for yourself each day to rest and refuel?
Disclaimer: This post in sponsored by Stonyfield. All thoughts are 100% my own. And I 100% love this yogurt!