there’s always a first

Today was filled with FIRSTS.

#1: I decided to wake up 15 minutes earlier this morning, while also making my breakfast to-go

This gave me the lump sum of about 45 extra morning minutes.  I was able to blow out my hair and read and have some extra quiet time just for me.  Three things that I never seem to have quite enough time for.


And, in the end, breakfast didn’t need “to go” at all.  With time to spare, I threw my pre-made pb and banana sandwich into the frying pan, toasted it to the ooey gooey state of perfection, and ate it before my commute to work.  This worked out quite perfectly.



Note to self: wake up earlier, make breakfast the night before and reap the (many) rewards.


#2: I ran 2 miles with a mission in mind and I enjoyed every single second.

I ran with speed.  Determination.  Excitement and enthusiasm.  And it felt good!  I normally have a really tough time with the shorter, speedier runs, but tonight, it just came natural.  I’ve already decided that I need to include more speed runs into my regular running routine!

#3: I ate breakfast twice in one day. 



Okay, okay.  You caught me.  That’s obviously not a first.   What IS a first is that I finally decided to try PB&Company’s Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter on top of my bowl of whipped banana oatmeal.  The combination was simply divine.  A little like melting dark chocolate over a warm slice of banana bread.  Luscious. 

Who says you can’t have chocolate for breakfast?


#4: I went against my state of normal, and ate a plate of leftovers without changing a single thing. 

Nothing.  Because, you see, some meals just aren’t meant to be messed around with.



#5: I finished all of tonight’s homework/assignments before 9:00, which gives me at least one hour to read and relax before hitting the hay.  Time to start February’s book of the month! 

Question: What is something that you’ve never done but would really, really like to do?  Aside from my bigger dreams in life (i.e., visit Paris, own a goat farm, et cetera,) I’d also like to eat my way through Boston for the day.  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  I think I need to hit up restaurant week this year! 😀


12 thoughts on “there’s always a first

  1. I wake up ridiculously early, just so I can enjoy some quiet time in the morning, too! It’s my favorite time of the day.

    I also want to eat my way though Denver one day…breakfast, lunch, dinner. I told my husband that when I’m 8 month pregnant and (hopefully) LOVING food, we will do it! Just one month to go. 🙂

  2. Because of your post, you inspired my sister and I to make breakfast “paninis” this morning. I had a pear + Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter sandwich with spiced pumpkin on the side, and my sister had a pb and banana sandwich with pumpkin on the side. It was delicious! Thanks for idea. :)))

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