I felt really well today. I knew going in that the schedule would be hurried early, it was even more hurried when I slept a little longer than I could afford. I wasn't late, it just cut short the "morning me time."
I made time to prepare a good breakfast before getting into my first location broadcast of the day. It was at a grocery store where the main point of the broadcast was to sell freshly smoked-ready to eat pork ribs. I've done this annual broadcast every year for several and it's kind of interesting, because based solely on calorie value--ribs are one of the foods I don't eat anymore. I've consumed countless ribs in my lifetime and I love the taste, I just can't personally justify the calorie investment required. The broadcast was successful and since this store has a Starbucks, I enjoyed a good dark roast pour over with half and half.
My second broadcast was from a fashion boutique in the downtown shopping district. It was fun! I didn't pack any snacks considering my work time was only scheduled for four hours and I could easily get home and enjoy lunch before considering my workout plans and possibly a nap.
I prepared a really good lunch and caught up on a little work after and then...I started getting tired. It was shortly after 3pm when I decided my plan would be a nap first followed by a trip to the YMCA.
I set the alarm for 4:30pm and an NPR Fresh Air podcast on a ten minute sleep timer and started to drift off when I received a text message from a client needing/wanting a last minute location broadcast for a big special event at their store. Another two or three minutes and I would have been out. I'm glad the client texted when they did because we were able to spring into action, schedule the required personnel back at the studio--I got dressed and promoted it on the station's social media--picked up the station vehicle and was on the air at their location by a few minutes after 4pm. As much as I wanted that nap and Y workout, it felt amazing to be able to activate the team and come through for a good client on short notice. The broadcast was a success and it was all good. I'm no stranger to adjusting my schedule on the fly. I count it as one of my strengths!
I was back home by 6:30pm and by that time I had decided it was too late to nap. Considering my late lunch, I wasn't ready for dinner--so I figured I would get some more work done on a couple of projects I'm slowly making progress on--and then...I started fading fast. At 7:15pm I decided that if I didn't have a refresher nap, there wasn't a way to make it the rest of the evening in an alert/productive way.
I was out in sixty seconds flat. I woke up at 8:30pm and then snoozed for another 18 minutes before jumping up to get dinner started. By this time I had decided a late night walk was the exercise plan for today.
I was really looking forward to this dinner plan. I prepared a shrimp and mushroom linguine alfredo with peas and carrots (see Tweet below). OMGoodness. It was absolutely out of this world delicious!
My late night walk in the park was a solid 5K. The park is different than it once was in the late hours on a weekend. It feels much safer out there. Aside from an occasional vehicle passing through, I pretty much had the entire park and trail to myself. Extra police patrols have clearly made a difference. I've noticed my confidence has also made a difference. I carry myself in a very determined way out there. As a defense mechanism, I suppose--I ditch any mannerisms that might suggest vulnerability, instead I look as tough as can be--standing up straight, shoulders back--fists lightly clinched---walking with a purposeful stride and expression that says, "don't mess with me unless you want trouble." Okay--actually, that's hilarious for me to read. I am so not threatening or menacing looking...but "they" wouldn't know that, right?
It's strange really-- I've never been in a physical fight in my entire life--yet, I feel confident that I could defend myself if needed. That reminds me--I'd like to find a place to learn boxing, not for self-defense, but for a great workout.
And sooner rather than later, I'll finally be learning how to actually run. More details on that tomorrow night.
My Tweets Today:
Good morning! Saturday morning dark roast w/2 tblspns half & half and a sprinkle of cinnamon. X 2 cups= 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/Tgdosr08GD— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 1, 2015
Mshrm & Swiss omelet w/3 egg whts-1 whl, 2 slcs swiss, sliced portobello, 155g strawberries, Kiku Kiku apple. 382 cal pic.twitter.com/sQdpSVJsyh— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 1, 2015
Approx. 2 tablspns half & half. Didn't finish 2nd home-cup earlier, so adding 20 cal, instead of 40 for this. 20 cal. pic.twitter.com/lNbtHb1lTM— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 1, 2015
Every location broadcast should come with a Starbucks inside! :)— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 1, 2015
"Hey, give me back my shades!" Sneaky mannequin. Reminds me of an 80's movie with Andrew McCarthy. pic.twitter.com/uxE1I9OSQB— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 1, 2015
6.3oz sirloin steak, grilled asparagus & baked red potato (232g) slices prepared w/O.O.spray (4sec). Exactly 500 cal. pic.twitter.com/o3OzkPR7rY— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 1, 2015
Evening cup of dark roast with 2 tblspns half & half and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/wQ4bdy0nYe— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 2, 2015
Dinner is coming together quickly! Can you guess what it is? pic.twitter.com/jQNpyEtMg0— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 2, 2015
Ah...yeah. pic.twitter.com/y19QgH3xSe— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 2, 2015
Mshrm & Shrimp Alfredo w/peas & carrots (43g), 4oz shrimp, mshrms, 3oz whl grn pasta, 2.5srv low cal alfredo. 512 cal pic.twitter.com/1KRNbGlrSp— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 2, 2015
Dinner as it appears in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/Bz3FXcEl8j— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 2, 2015
After dinner cup of dark roast made extra creamy with 3 tablespoons half & half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/Y3btnlTQic— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 2, 2015
Late night 5k brisk walk starts now. Ear buds in, music up, ready to move. It's crazy late. Schedule change preempted workout earlier.— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 2, 2015
And done. Nice. #endorphinsflowing #naturalhigh Cut across park to make the 3.1 instead of 3.4 miles for a full four laps. I needed that!— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 2, 2015
Small Kiku Kiku apple, 6.5oz fresh pineapple, 82g red seedless grapes. #lastfoodofday 205 cal. pic.twitter.com/A0yCLTCxnD— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 2, 2015
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