The Fourteen Hour Power NapPosted: July 24, 2010
Whoops! I think I was in a time warp since Thursday!
I’ve been going going going and finally, last night, I was gone. I laid down for a quick catnap before dinner last night and wound up passed out for fourteen hours! I was apparently dead to the world, because I woke up this morning at nine o’clock to a phone full of messages asking if I was okay. My bad.
Moral of the story: Getting home at 3 am on Thursday night + Getting up at 7 am on Friday morning to tour an aquarium = major crash. Granted, I suck at math, but I should have seen that one coming.
What I didn’t see coming, however, was this:
Apparently, my right ankle is hell-bent on being a butthead. Not even two weeks after wiping out in the rainstorm, I managed to hurt it yet again.
Halfway through Thursday’s run I managed to strike down on the pavement on the outer rim of my foot. Off balance, the awkward angle buckled under my weight and I heard it crunch as I fell. After more or less picking the gravel out of my teeth, I cursed and gimped the remaining mile back to my car. I wonder if my body isn’t telling me to take it easy for a little while.
Naturally, the next day I had to hobble around the Tampa Aquarium all day. I kind of felt like this guy:
Except…I feel asleep before I was supposed to meet up with some friends for dinner. You know you’re in bad shape when your body prioritizes rest over food! At least that sentiment didn’t last long…
My brownie batter oats have yet to get old!
Neither does a bowl of baked apples with Thirty Second Peanut Butter Sauce and wheat bran:
I swear, I look for excuses to make this sauce. Always have, always will.
Thirty Second Peanut Butter Sauce
- 1 heaping tablespoon all-natural unsalted creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened original almond milk
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon amber agave nectar
Ridiculously complicated directions: Microwave ingredients for thirty seconds; stir.
Gooood stuff, my friends, good stuff. Now excuse me while I go lick the bowl.