Being a “Grown Up”

August 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm 4 comments

Yesterday I started feeling a little under the weather. It got progressively worse throughout the day, and I ended up going to bed feeling terrible. I took some allergy/cold medicine hoping I’d feel better in the morning. When I woke up, I felt WORSE. 😦 But despite feeling like a big sack of poop, I still had to put on a happy face and come to work to teach my babies some music! (Don’t worry parents, I don’t have a fever, and I’m washing my hands and pumping germ-x like crazy!)

 I love being a “grown up” and having a full time job, but one thing I miss about college and high school is being able to stay home when you’re sick. Not that I can’t stay home from work when I’m sick, but I’d rather use my sick days for when I’m REALLY sick. It definitely took a lot of energy to power through this day!

Last night, even though I was feeling bad, I decided to be productive and prep today’s breakfast AND lunch. So when I woke up this morning, I didn’t have to do anything!



An old favorite I haven’t had in a while. Overnight oats in a jar! 🙂

It was also a THREE cups of coffee kind of morning. 😉



Light tuna salad and string cheese. I made the salad using 1 can of tuna, 1 tbs of light mayo, 1 tsp of dijon, chopped pickles, and 1 hard boiled egg. Very filling!


I also had an afternoon “treat.” Usually I drink nothing but water all day, but I brought with me a big cup of sugar free peach tea (made with the crystal light packs) to enjoy during my afternoon planning time. 🙂 Little motivators here and there work wonders!


I wanted nothing more than to just go home and collaps on the couch after work today, but I knew that I would feel SO much better after my run!


I’m going to be fixing a quick dinner for husband and me, then I have a meeting at 6:30. Dinners options are starting to look slim, so a grocery trip is MUCH needed this weekend.

Have a great rest of the day, and get excited because tomorrow is FRIDAY! 🙂


Entry filed under: Diet and Exercise, Life, Random, Running.

WIAW {Random Meal Edition} Lazy Day

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anna  |  August 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    What recipe do you use for overnight oats?

    • 2. gkennington  |  August 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Usually, I do 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup of light vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup of almond milk, and cinnamon and Splenda for sweetness. Sometimes I add in pumpkin to make more creamy!

  • 3. Alex @ therunwithin  |  August 30, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I am quickly learning that about the real world too, there is no snooze in the real world or ability to skip a class. Woof. Hope you feel better!


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Hello, I'm Grace! I'm a 24 year old living in a small town in Alabama. I'm married and have the most amazing job teaching music to elementary students. I blog about healthy eating, exercising, running, and the random things that happen in my life. I've recently completed my second half marathon and can't wait to pursue that 26.2!

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