I woke up not feeling much better from my “funk” on Sunday. Thankfully, through the course of the day I was able to figure out what was wrong and how to solve the problem. But let’s start with breakfast. I had my new favorite breakfast, shredded wheat n bran with plain hemp milk, banana and walnuts. I promise to change it up soon!
I got to work feeling like I should have called in sick, my emotions were wacky and I felt like I needed to stew on my thoughts rather than work. But the bills have to be paid, so work it was. Around 10, I had half a whole wheat pita stuffed with chicken salad that I made on Sunday. It has roasted chicken, diced local apples, walnuts, dried cranberries, greek yogurt, grainy mustard, olive oil mayo, garlic, salt and pepper. Very tasty but I think I went overboard on the garlic, not taste wise but small offices carry odors wise.
I chatted with my friend Sarah about my woes. I first realized that part of my funk was related to her party. I am not great in social situations where I don’t know everyone well and I always leave feeling like my self esteem has been trampled on. Until I know someone, I feel like an outsider and that is exactly what started my negative feelings.
Next on the list was how I feel about my dear husbands long runs. I feel lonely, since we have been together, the weekends have been “our” time and I am not coping well with “our” time being taken up with “his” time. I know how selfish that is but it is the truth. I knew I needed to find something of my own to do in that time and Sarah suggested we could spend some of that time doing girl things, like going to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods 🙂 A spectacular solution in my opinion.
As the day progressed, I was feeling better and like there was light at the end of my dark tunnel. It was also lunch time 🙂 I picked up Panera for T, The Pro and I since I had a few errands to run anyway. I had the new creamy tomato soup with asiago croutons and a nice hunk of whole grain baguette. The croutons were not to my liking so I threw them away. I had expected them to be dreamy but they were mediocre at best.
After lunch, I had this lovely triple chocolate chip cookie.
The cookie completely threw off my mini meal schedule so I didn’t get hungry until I had already left work. I ate a kind bar as I was driving to my after work errands. Once I got home, I made a Archers Farms ultra thin crust pepperoni pizza and steamed broccoli with Parmesan cheese. I have said it once and I will say it again, that pizza is THE BEST frozen pizza on earth.
While dinner was in the oven, the dear husband and I talked about the marathon training. We decided that he would go back to Saturday runs so that I can run our weekend errands or take a yoga class. He also said that he would try getting up at the same time as I do so that he can get going much earlier. I think this will be a great compromise and will work out for both of us.
After dinner, we watched Brothers and Sisters and Army Wives on the DVR. Sunday TV drama at it’s best!
QOTD: How do you and your significant other spend your time apart?