..I had a love affair with a sandwich. Not just any sandwich..the sandwich. The mecca of all sandwiches. The peanut butter and jelly.
Please just take a moment to reflect on how beautiful those chia seeds are. Like little eggs waiting to hatch rainbows in my stomach.
The time has come where I no longer crave a PB&J. I am ashamed to even admit this. I have eaten a PB&J every day for what feels like a year. Some days I skipped out on one, but made up for it by eating two the next day. The past few days I have forced myself to eat one. Why am I tell you this? It’s a sad day in Brittanyville..I am officially taking a break from peanut butter and jelly. I have eaten the same thing everyday for weeks and am starting to feel sluggish and sick. I can’t survive off of PB&J all day. It’s time to start creating better meals in the kitchen again.
Another depressing topic, I have no motivation to run. None. Not a single fiber in my body has said to me, “hey we should run, it makes you feel good and gives other people a good laugh.” Instead I continue to spin spin spin at the gym until my thighs burn. I’m drowning my sorrows on a spin bike and feeling shitty for not wanting to run. Someone please give me a push and convince me why I should go run right now. Otherwise I will revert to running 2 miles and calling it good. Wait didn’t I run a half marathon recently? Yeah, so much for that. Maybe I should break up with running for a bit too. I ate a lot of PB&Js when I ran, maybe they go hand in hand. I can’t do one without the other.
Just in case you’re wondering what I’ve been doing with my time while I should be running, or reading, or doing something productive (because I know you’re all dying to know) I have been spending time with the two men in my life. Thing one and thing two.
We’ve been watching a lot of tv.
On that note I think I’ll go shower, because lets face it..I’m not going to run today.
Q: Please tell me something funny.
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I LOVE pb and j sandwiches, yet rarely eat them?? I suppose I should probably work on that one! I can see, however, how they might get old after eating them all of the time! 😉 Have you ever had a grilled pb and j sandwich? I have heard they are good and am dying to try it. Hmm…I need to remember to add this into my meal planning asap! 🙂
An Unrefined Vegan
It’s not goodbye, Brittany, it’s “so long, it’s “until we meet again.” You and PB&J will reconnect when you’re both ready. I, too, have ODd on PB&Js, vowing never to return to their nutty, fruity charms – yet – I always found my way back, like a red raspberry moth to a nut butter and whole wheat bread flame. It’s the same with running. Go with the spinning if that’s what feels right. Running is like riding a bike – – er – – anyway, you’ll be fine. Go shower.
Agreed to all! You’ll get back on the bike, and when you do ~ it will be awesome! 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
Stuck on an island – take pb and j – nuff said 😉
Choc Chip Uru
Luv What You Do
My motivation to run when the weather gets cold totally hits rock bottom. I swear I have seasonal affect disorder or something. I don’t thnk I have anything funny to share. At some point, I need to start tracking what the kids say at work because they crack me up all day long and I swear it would make a good book. Although I’m not sure any of them would translate well without the context… Enjoy your weekend!
Bah running. Who needs it?! 😉
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I’m starting to feel the same way towards my yogurt and cereal messes… They’re just so habitual and convenient that I turn to them everyday without even really thinking about it. I should probably switch things up before I completely burn out, but I’m sort of lacking in the motivation department when it comes to thinking up new things. Oh, and if you need a good laugh, watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEBLt6Kd9EY . Gets me every.single.time.
Ohh my gosh that video made me laugh, and worry all at the same time! HAHA!
This might make you want pb and j again!! 🙂
That video was legit, and I agree with everything she said!!
Murika @ shinytimes
I totally understand how you feel about running, I recently became obsessed with this blog, heathereatsalmondbutter.com. There is an old post on there that really, truly, helped me feel at peace with not wanting to run anymore. I highly recommend the blog, and this post: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/2009/04/24/confessions-of-a-former-runner/
On another note, I love that you’ve eaten a PBJ everyday for a year. I eat chocolate daily with no shame!
Thank you so much Murika!! I love this.
oooh..I think I’ve eaten PB&J only a handful of times in my life :O
I think you’ll find your motivation to run come out of nowhere one day. I can go through really random up and down streaks of running as well, Sometimes, a bit of a break is really needed, so it’s O.K.! It’s great you’re spinning!
This is so random, but whenever I need a laugh, I youtube and watch ANY videos of Sophia Grace & Rosie on Ellen 🙂
Alex @ therunwithin
I totally believe we sometimes just need an extended break to realize what we actually what to do or run. give yourself some time! have a great weekend! I was never a fan of pb and j just because I hate peanut butter but jelly sandwiches or fluff ones, all me!
An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender says, “You know, a pint goes flat after I draw, so it would taste better if you bought one at a time.”
The Irishman replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other in Australia, and I’m here in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days when we drank together.” The bartender admits this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.
The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way: he orders three pints and drinks them in turn. One day, he comes in and orders two pints. All the regulars notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great loss.” The Irishman looks confused for a moment, then a light dawns in his eye and he laughs.
“Oh no,” he says. “Everyone’s fine. I’ve just quit drinking.”
Thanks Sid, I’m all for a good joke!
Nicole Marie Story
I think that a break from running shall be marvelous! But don’t break for too long. Definitely enjoy all that spinning has to offer! And then when you get bored? Go back to running. They’re both super cardio so it’s not like you’re being a fatty like me, resting from yoga for a year, and getting fat from lack of resistance training! 😀 So if you were contemplating a rest from yoga, I would say no. Running? Yes. Give your joints a rest. PB&J? I want to eat the sandwich right off of this page. Heart you! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Change of Pace
I say take the break from running! That way when you start up again, you’ll love it!
I can’t say the same about PB&J, however. I eat it almost every single day for breakfast and have for as long as I can remember!
Something funny- how about a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkm1TfWniag
Somebody forwarded this to me a few weeks ago. It made me laugh so hard!
HAHA that was SO good. Thank you.
GiGi Eats Celebrities
OKAY HELLO SERIOUSLY SEXY & X-RATED FOOD PORN!!!!!!!!! Speaking of porn, an odd amount of people asked me if I was a porn star… GiGi… GiGi Gobbles…. Yeah you get the picture. LOL.
Two things..thank you for appreciating this epic food porn, I knew you would. If you were a porn star I would rent your movies. Only to support your dreams..not because I want to see you naked..moving on.
Once again my reader is NOT alerting me when you have a new post..what the shit!? SO I will be visiting your page daily now on my own because clearly hitting the spot that says “follow” does nothing for me. Whack ass.
GiGi Eats Celebrities
AH HA HA HA! Don’t lie, you totally want to see this NAKED. LOL!
Oh and to make it easy for you, I only post on Tuesdays! 🙂 So get ready for this Tuesday’s Thanksgiving Video tribute, oh good god, I am a baffoon!
Woohoo for not running!!! That’s exactly how I feel too! Ermmm that PB&J looks DA BOMB! and those chia seeds do look a lot like eggs, which is quite weird actually! 😀 you’re posts always make my day.
Hey, maybe a break is just what you need to rekindle that love! I get tired of stuff sometimes and then a little while later I start going through withdrawals from it. Mixing it up once in awhile is a good thing 🙂
That’s how I was for 6 months after my first marathon… I’m slowly JUST getting my mojo back now. Emphasize the slowly part of that previous sentence.
Just do what you’re enjoying. Once you start to miss running lace the shoes up again. But know it will be HARD =)
Christina Does It All
That cat makes me giggle.
As do you.
“Like little eggs waiting to hatch rainbows in my stomach.”
Hahaha. I don’t like pb&j….i think something is wrong with me! How un-American can you be!?
It’s like we are the same person seriously. I am in love with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and the day that I have to break up with them will be a very sad day in my life as well. As far as running, I hate running with nagging injuries so I’ve had no motivation to run either.
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
I lost ALL my motivation to run after my half marathon. All of it! Now I just do weights and sprints.. I do miss running though! I also do that with certain foods. I went through a pb & j phase for years in elementary school haha now I eat the same thing every day for a long time then don’t eat it again for a while!
Nomnomnom to that sammich and to that oatmeal. I like cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and a sliced banana in mine. As for the no motivation, I had that after my half marathon last year. I ran maybe a month after it. My longest run was maybe 6-7 miles, but after a while I could not get past 2 miles without thinking UGH WHY?! It took me a couple months to feel motivated again. It was actually because I hurt my foot and was not able to run. Not being able to made me crave it so badly! Hope you feel motivated again soon! (:
Hahah your posts always make me laugh! Although the PB & J combo is classic, I’ve always been more a fan of the PB & Banana combo….and trust me, they make for some excellent running fuel :)! I think a break from running could be a good thing for you both mentally & physically…and I don’t think you should be worried about losing endurance/stamina especially as you are spinning. It’s the only form of cardio which I feels gives me as great a workout as running!
Boo sorry to hear about the departing of PB&J’s.. and the lack of motivation to run. Sometimes when you get into this slump it’s just your body telling you THANK YOU FOR TAKING A BREAK BC I NEED IT!! 🙂 Now you also have another reason to try out new sandwiches.
I looooove pb&j, but cant remember the last time I had one. I actually love them more if they are grilled. Holy yummy drippy peanut butter. Distance makes the ehart grow fonder right? 😉
Well I say if you don’t feel like running, don’t run! Exercise is about what you want to do. Spin is a killer workout – I myself have been doing it a few times a week and adore it! And true story, I ate 2-4 PB sandwiches (NO JELLY) on Wonder Bread, with no crust, only Jif Reduced Fat creamy PB, every single day of my life from age 5-18. Yeah WHAT. Hahahah. I was obsessed. Now I don’t remember the last time I had a PB sammie but if I did it’d be a) a creative PB like PB Crave and b) on a hearty wheat bread, toasted and c) there’s def be crust involved. And probs bananas.
I adore you for the whole rainbow hatching comment about the chias. It gave me weird images yet also made me smile.
Alex @ Brain, Body, Because
Omg…I would be so much thinner if I didn’t like PBJs anymore. I guess I’m jelly that you’re not into jelly!
Also, if you don’t wanna run, then don’t run! I wouldn’t worry about it so long as you’re staying active in other ways. FWIW, I’ve found that forcing myself to take time off is a great way to get more motivation. After a week or two, I’m definitely itching to get back to the gym.
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Well i am glad someone else has no motivation to run as well! I have been that way for a bit, maybe it is the dreary weather, maybe lack of running partner…either way misery loves company so hi there! Lol
A running haitus is totally cool. I boycotted the entire summer. Maybe go sling some weights around at the gym? Or power walk on a treadmill? Don’t feel guilty!!! Just because you don’t want to run right now doesn’t mean you wont want to run forever!!!
Love the peanut butter & jelly and your beautiful cat! How comfy she looks ; )