Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shot to the Heart, errr, Shoulder

Today, I am tired. I went to bed last night at approximately ten-thirty and woke up this morning at approximately seven a.m. And still I am tired. Is it true that once you have kids you really start to adapt to having less sleep?

Lucky for me, today I am tired and I have no children. So, I slugged through my usual routine. That included work + breakfast in the morning:

Followed by a trip to the gym for a four mile run and my usual Body Pump class. I'm naturally a pretty slow runner, but today I picked up the pace and ran a couple of fast intervals. I'm not sure why; some good songs came on and my legs just got excited!

Unfortunately, that meant that I was dead.tired. for my Body Pump class. I think I gave the instructor dirty looks at least three times, and really, I should've just left. Can anyone else relate to this, i.e. hating the person who is making you workout harder than you'd like to? I used to do the same thing with my high school volleyball coaches. Clearly, I'm not a petty person at all.

After Body Pump and a fast shower, I headed to Whole Foods for lunch before a few doctor appointments. I neglected to photograph what I ate, but trust me when I say I ate a spinach salad, tofu, and some brown rice broccoli casserole stuff. I sat near the window and observed this:

Not too shabby, indeed. I'm pretty sure I don't appreciate the views in Boulder and at my home enough.

After lunch I went for an appointment with a nutritionist. I asked her lots of questions about protein intake for vegetarians (who might be interested in getting pregnant), mercury in salmon, soy intake, etc., etc. I was hoping she could help me identify any nutritional deficits that I need to address before getting knocked up, but I guess my diet seems okay for now. I might have to start amping up my protein if we do go for baby.

After the nutritionist visit, I went to get my Tdap vaccination. That would be for Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis. By now you can guess why I might have done this. If not, maybe amp up your own omega threes, smartypants.

Pertussis is the main reason I received this vaccination, as there is a pretty major outbreak of it in the US right now. Funnily enough, there are a particularly large number of cases in Boulder...perhaps having something to do with hippie moms who don't want to vaccinate their children...?

After my shot I drove home and pretty much collapsed into some popcorn, which was quickly followed by dinner:

That would be whole wheat angel hair with pumpkin seeds, aduki beans, kale, and parmesan cheese. For someone who has never liked pasta very much I sure am stuffing my face with it a lot lately!

And now, I am going to sign off and watch Season Two of Boardwalk Empire. It's no Homeland, but I need to check out somehow...

*And TV shows that you're hooked on lately? Oooh, ooh, and what are you going as for Halloween tomorrow?


  1. Are you sure you aren't pregnant already?? I swear you sound pregnant.

    The Pete went as Superbaby. I went as Superbaby's mom. The weather was lousy so we went to maybe 5 houses and then we were done. somewhat anti climactic since we drove a half hour each way to trick or treat with friends.

    I've been watching Pretty Little Liars. Pretty sure it is making me dumber every episode.

    1. I swear I sound pregnant too, but it's actually PMS, not a baby, that's making me so tired and psyched for eggs. It's also making David's jokes a lot less funny, now that I think about it.
      I'll let you know if I'm wrong, though:-)
      Only five houses for trick-or-treating? That's hardly enough candy for one person! I bet you're glad you didn't spend all that money on another sexy French maid costume, huh?