Cough 1 – Mel 0

I made it all the way to 4:00 a.m. before my middle of the night coughing fit. Then fell back to sleep until the alarm went off — and then I feel right back to sleep again.

Gah! I NEVER sleep through my alarm. And I can count on one hand the times I’ve gotten dressed for a workout then bailed on it.

I straggled back to consciousness, fighting my body’s desire to sink back into sleep, and had a somewhat lengthly debate with myself (and Dave) that ended in me strapping myself into heart rate monitor, workout bra, running skirt, and tank. Pillow, be damned!

I drank some water, took Catalyst… and plopped down on the bench in the kitchen. Coughing.

And here I sit.

Dave just left for the hike and bike trail, and I’m trying to take his advice to “embrace resting.”

So… a cup of tea, Zone breakfast, New York Times crossword.

Tomorrow is another day.

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  • Gregg says:

    Hi Mel,
    What do you eat for breakfast? I’m trying to embrace the zone but don’t like eggs.

  • Melicious says:

    I eat the same thing every weekday morning, and I love it. But it might sound weird at first. This is a 3-block Zone meal:

    – 1 oz. chicken, turkey, or lean pork
    – 9 almonds
    – 1/2 cup blueberries with 1/4 cup Fiber One cereal, and 1 cup 1% milk

    When I’m feeling like I want a change, I substitute this:

    – 1 slice whole grain toast w/ avocado and 2 oz. chicken or turkey
    – 1 cup 1% milk