Longest. Week. Ever.

by Holly on November 20, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,eating out,lunch

Seriously dudes, it was a week of fails.  Cupcake fails.  Yoga fails.  Work fails.  Attitude fails.  However, when you’ve run into one too many fails, there is no place to go but back down the road of success. And I am starting today, ya heard?

After getting massive amounts of sleep sick yesterday (ahem, 12 hours+), I decided I felt good enough this morning for a run.  So, I headed out on a slow + steady 3 mile jog along the lake and came back feeling good.

Yes, a good run was exactly what the doctor ordered.  That and a delicious yog mess, for good measure.

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yog
1 small naner
1 tbsp. raspberry jelly
1 tbsp. almond buttah
1 tbsp. ground flax


This smaller than average brekkie obv necessitated an early mid-morning snack…


Then I caught up on work, resisted the mondo urge to read blogs + downed 2 cuppa joes with skim milk.

I actually brought my lunch, but the fact two co-workers were going to my favorite lil’ cafe…well, I couldn’t resist another junk salad + Sun Bun. All hail the Sun Bun!


I just found out I liked banana peppers after snubbing my nose at them one too many times in Subway. My apologies you brightly-colored pepper with a kick.  I love you after all.

But not as much as I love Peanut Butter M&Ms…don’t mess with a girl and her peanut butter chocolate delights.


At 4pm, I skedaddled from the FT (full-time) yob to the PT (part-time) yob.

You see, yes I am kinda crazy for making goal lists while sick in bed, having two jobs at once (three if you count freelance writing on the side) and overcommitting myself to too many things. I cannot complain however. I bring it upon myself.  I find I thrive on being busy.  Maybe it helps me forget about my lack of a love life or the fact I am really poor…hmmm, just a thought…

Mid-shift, I crawled to the back stock room and downed this Tupperware of goodness…



That would be some mixed veggies + BBQ tofu + brown rice.

I also got paid today, which makes overcommitting yourself easier when you see the dolla dolla bills in your bank account. Random afterthought.

Now, I am at home, sipping on apple cinnamon tea and rejoicing the fact I don’t have to work at all tomorrow.  Shopping? Perhaps. Sleeping in?  You bet. Getting my last yoga + cardio sesh checked off for the week?  You know it!

What are your plans this weekend? Sharing is caring!


Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) November 20, 2009 at 9:53 pm

So many things to love about this post, I don’t know where to begin!

3 mile yogs to start the day off right
Melty nut butter and jam yog messes
junk salads and sun buns!
pb m&ms (obv the best kind)
apple spice tea

Glad you’re feeling better – enjoy your day OFF! :-)
I’m headed to Pennsylvania for the week to hang out with my fam (and stuff myself with pie) – no work for 10 days. Woo!

Whole Body Love November 20, 2009 at 10:10 pm

What a great quote to beging your post. I would LOVE that chilli recipe you commented about on my blog ;)

Gina November 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm

I am the same way, I always seem to be biting off more than I can chew just because I like to be busy and productive! It just speaks to what an awesome person you are – you’re motivated and energetic, and sometimes it can be a tad overwhelming! I like to think even the Energizer Bunny loses a little steam every now and then. ;-)

On another note – peanut butter m&m’s?! I need these immediately!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 20, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Ugh it was a very long week for me too. Looking forward to the 3 day wk next week. Your food always looks delish. I love pb m&ms!!!

Jenna November 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm

glad your week is finally over!
those pb & j oats look amazing as well as your salad with your fav sun bun!
peanut butter M&M’s=to die forrr!

Madeline @ GreensAndJeans November 21, 2009 at 12:03 am

pb m&ms just don’t hold a candle to peanut m&ms in my humble opinion… I’m doing a kick booty bike ride with papa greens tomorrow!

sophia November 21, 2009 at 12:11 am

Fails? I don’t see no fails. You had a nice leisurely run, nutritious delicious food, some lovely chocolate indulgence…and bloggers to comment on how amazing you are! Tee hee! >.<

Plans for this weekend is to finish my essays! Which will never happen! But fingers crossed for me please?

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 21, 2009 at 12:26 am

PB M& M’s? I guess I have been making my own stuff for too long and didnt even know those existed LOL

Your yog mess looks awesome.

As does that Dark Dreams. I neeed that!

Marina November 21, 2009 at 1:26 am

I hope you feel better. When so many fails happen, it’s the best just to get over it and start from scratch. Longer sleeping and a run sounds like a great start of success :)

Mama Pea November 21, 2009 at 2:09 am

One woman’s junk salad is another woman’s treasure. I want.

Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) November 21, 2009 at 5:32 am

Oh you share my peanut butter m&m love…amazing. My weekend plans are to prep for the Thanksgiving/family chaos!

Erica November 21, 2009 at 6:38 am

12 hours of sleep? I am jealous- that sounds like heaven. Glad you got in a nice run too. I always like to see your “junk” salads (although they should probably be called the anti-junk because everything is so good for you!). I’m getting ready to go teach step/pump then Josh and I are going hiking! Tonight=dinner with friends. Tomorrow=football

Emily (The Experimentarian) November 21, 2009 at 7:05 am

Oh Holly, you can never fail with cupcakes. Just put enough frosting on them and you can disguise anything :) I have not had a salad bar in a long time. I think I need one. And I want your Sun Buns—that sounds dirty! Ha ha!

Gym for sure, maybe a hockey game. And that’s it. I am kind of boring! xoxo

Matt November 21, 2009 at 7:11 am

Getting paid my favorite part of the week :)

Nicole November 21, 2009 at 7:16 am

Wow, well if YOU ever need to talk, let me know!! I’m glad you got paid! Yay! That always makes me feel better at least. ;) Please take some time to relax this weekend–ie. bubble bath? Then, get out and meet someone! Don’t you have any cute friends you want to date? Girl, get your groove on! haha, but really!

I ran 8 miles this morning, and I plan on chillin’ for the rest of weekend cleaning on and off, and working on my grad school paper. Not too interesting, but I’m baking vegan cookies so that will definitely make me happy! ;)

Mel November 21, 2009 at 7:17 am

You can never go wrong with Peanut Butter M&M’s!

My momma’s coming for the weekend, so there will be lots of bumming around for us.

katherine November 21, 2009 at 7:21 am

Glad you made it through such a crazy week! Here’s hoping the weekend is a bit better :)

I’m so excited for this weekend – date night with the Huz last night, run with a blogger, dinner with a blogger, baking blogger recipes and a football game – doesn’t get much bette than that!

Kailey (SnackFace) November 21, 2009 at 7:48 am

Woohoo, you’ve made it through!!!! Right now, you’re probably sleeping in, resting up for that last bossy cardio sesh. Love it.

OK, I have many things to say. The yogurt mess is absolutely gorgeous. I need more DCD in my life. The salad is garbanzo perfection, especially with that Sunbun that needs to be shipped to me. PB M+Ms!!!!!!!!!!!! And dinner is so healthy it makes me wish I’d learn to eat a proper dinner and be set for the night.

OK, I’m off to finish packing!!! LOVE YOU!!!! I be texting you today :)

Lauren November 21, 2009 at 7:59 am

Starting of the day with a lovely run just makes my days better it seems. Glad you enjoyed it.

And even better that its the weeknd and you are getting paid. SHOPPING all the way girl. That’s my plan today. Hubby’s bonus went in the bank this week…..uh oh! ;)

Have a great weekend dear.

Andrea@WellnessNotes November 21, 2009 at 8:03 am

I love all your meals! I think I didn’t like banana peppers either for a long them, but they are awesome!

I hope you have a great day today! :)

We don’t have any plans, just going to the gym and hanging out.

April November 21, 2009 at 8:34 am

Peanut butter m and m’s…holy moly those things are SO GOOD! I used to go through tons of those when I was younger.. thank goodness I had the metabolism!

Where did you find the pumpkin spice tea at? I can’t find it anywhere!

insideiamdancing November 21, 2009 at 8:45 am

Good night’s sleep, lots of fresh air and a yogurt mess = perfect way to start the day. Totally hear you on overcomitting/being stressed but at the same time thriving under the pressure of commitments. Though it’s an easy way to burn out so watch it, lady or I’ll be flying over to be your personal assistant for a while (for free, except I might steal some of the Sun Bun).

No big plans this weekend- researching college classes to take in January. Need to do something with my life. Aaaaargh.

Abby November 21, 2009 at 8:51 am

Longest week in recent history? Agreed. Ugh. Just be glad you’re feeling better, making moola and getting back on track. Little bump, not a roadblock!

As for me, I’m lame and fighting off getting sick, so lots of sleep, lots of laziness, lots more sleep and copious amounts of food (and this is different from other weekends how?)

Katie November 21, 2009 at 8:53 am

Sorry about your fail week! :-( You did a fab job of jumping back into life with your goal list and your above day. Having 2 jobs sucks – I admire you for your work ethic, and I know just how exhausting it can be. But I’m with you on the “thrive amidst business” thing.

I am cleaning my house this weekend, that’s all I have planned. Thrilling, I know.

Evan Thomas November 21, 2009 at 9:42 am

This post looks like a lot of successes to me. This week I hope to have success in the kitchen with soe recipes pre-thanksgiving

Low November 21, 2009 at 9:44 am

Glad you were feeling good enough for a lovely run! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy your hard earned dollas!

brandi November 21, 2009 at 10:14 am

yum. I want a yog mess.

I’m glad you’re feeling better and I hope you have an AWESOME day off, doing whatever you want to do :)

I’m going to be eating and drinking and watching football. Too. much. fun.

Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner November 21, 2009 at 10:41 am

Hope the next week is a better one!

I’m going to Trader Joes and the Christmas tree lighting in boston today!

Jess November 21, 2009 at 10:44 am

All that’s planned for this lovely Saturday is some schoolwork, a gym run, cleaning, and going to see the Blindside. :)

Hope your day is AWESOME!!
<3 jess

Lizzy November 21, 2009 at 11:01 am

i’m so happy your feeling better and have next to nothing to do today cause you know how much i LOVE to relax and just be lazy. i say go shopping! hehe! :)

Susan November 21, 2009 at 11:11 am

I hope you’re enjoying this fab day off!! Well, I forgot to set my alarm last night and almost slept through my first newscast, which is basically the worst thing that could ever happen in the world of broadcasting. On the bright side, I think I may go for a run. It’s what the doctor has ordered for me too! :D

Jamie November 21, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Aw I hope you feel better Holly!! Sometimes I am shocked how things just turn around unexpectedly and all of a sudden things look good again. Have a great weekend!

Tay November 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I’m bowing down to the sunbun as we speak. As I type? That’s better. And to PB M&Ms as well….

Hope your day today is only 100x better!!

Lele November 21, 2009 at 1:19 pm

I’m glad you changed your mind on banana peppers! I don’t know how an ingredient from nature is such a crazy color, but I think they’re delish!

Chelsea @ (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) November 21, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I certainly hear ya on the week of fails, though, judging by your eats today…it definitely looks more like success. Especially that junk salad! But yes, it was (without a doubt) one of those long, miserable weeks that leave you husked out come Friday.

Though I’m well into my weekend, I’ve enjoyed lazy movie night with the best bud and a random catch up with an old friend, a buddy run in Central Park, and drinks and conversation with more friends later today!

Have a great weekend lady! Love!

Christina November 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm

AH i love pb m&ms too!!!!! my whole family dislikes them SO much- they much prefer reeses pieces but i loveeeee m&m pb!!!

Katie November 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm

PB and chocolate is the best combo. WELL next week will be glorious compared to this week. My weekend will be running and reading Twilight! LOL Distracting me from the blog world Edward is ( and now I sound like Yoda!)

Jenny November 21, 2009 at 7:46 pm

oh, pie.. what I wouldn’t do to give you a huge bear hug and make all your fails go away. Here’s to the weekend and lots smiles :)

Tricia November 21, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Plans this weekend:

Lots of (hopefully) healthy baking and spending time with the family. Very low key weekend.

Erin November 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Sorry you had so many fails this week. :( Dark choco pb + nanner = awesome!

jessica November 22, 2009 at 11:31 am

Aww Holls. I hope you’ve been grocery shopping by now!! I have a feeling this was the day that left you feelin’ HANGRYY!! Although that pb & j-inspired yogurt mess sounds absolutely DIVINE, and the bbq tofu looks delish….girlfriend needed some pre-bedtime dessert!!!! ;)

LOVE YOU!! Let’s catch up again soon, t’was funnnnnn! xoxo

Jenny November 22, 2009 at 11:59 am

Great mindset! You are totally right, when we are down, the only place to go is UP :)

I’m heading home in a little while, I had an exhausting weekend of football and friends, and I’m now ready for a WEEK off from school! Enjoy your Sunday :)

katie November 22, 2009 at 1:54 pm

blahh.. so sorry u had a LONG week! i know the feeling. PB m&ms however..make everything better! YUM.

glidingcalm November 23, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I’m so sorry you had such a rough week mama!! I hope this next one is better!!!


omg BBQ Tofu, with ze brown rice soaking up ze sauce on topppppppppp. YAAA GURRRRRRL. I see you!

janetha November 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm

haha thanks for clarifying your acronyms. although.. i do think that typing them out defeats the purpose. abbreviation fail. sorry about the longest week ever and also sorry i took forever to come read about it. probably has something to do with the fact that i, too, had a longgg week. SO.. you don’t like pie or whip? sigh. YES we can still be friends.. we will just eat stuffing :)

i wont be telling you my weekend plans.. since it is tuesday..

but i will tell you that you make my heart bursttttttttt since i just love you!

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