A Change in Pace

It’s Saturday morning at 9:30 and I haven’t gone running yet. I haven’t showered. I haven’t made my To Do list. In fact, I just got up. Amazing.

For the past year, I’ve been setting my alarm on Saturday and Sunday mornings. ABS has kind of despised me for it, but I’ve loved waking up to beat the crowds in Central Park. Plus, when it was hot in the summer, I wanted to run to beat the heat.

But now it’s cold out, and I’m sick, and I’ve been so tired all month.

Thus, no alarm today.

And I didn’t get out of bed until 9:08 am. Feels oh so good… I actually feel rested and I’m looking forward to getting to sleep in again tomorrow.

Unfortunately, the inevitable has happened: I am, in fact, sick. It’s just a cold, and it’s manageable. But stuffy noses get me down.

I’m glad I took yesterday off from work. I was able to rest all day and be productive around the apartment, which soothes my mind.

Then last night, ABS and I went out for sushi and then saw Elf on Broadway.

It was so much better than I was expecting! I thought I would hate it since I adore Will Ferrell so much and didn’t want to see someone else try to replicate his iconic role as Buddy the Elf.

However. The music was fun. The songs were catchy. The characters were fantastic. All in all it was a fun family show and ABS and I both had a good time.

Believe it or not, I even stayed awake for half an episode of “30 Rock” when we got back to the apartment. Then it was off to get 8 glorious hours of sleep. Happy Ali.

Now I’m prepping for a little run, some errands and then my first hot yoga class!

I’m still a bit nervous about the class. I’m not set on what I’m going to wear because I’m not comfortable wearing just shorts and a sports bra, which is what many people have said they do. I think I’ll be distracted staring at my belly, and I’d rather have it covered up.

Any other hot yoga advice before I go to class this afternoon? Last chance!

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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