Mystery Solved?

For the past few months I’ve been having a lot of problems with dizziness and headaches. It seemed to get worse while using the computer or reading which is a problem since I am writing/typing/emailing for at least 10-12 hours every day. I went to the eye doctor back in August and everything checked out, no problems to report. Looking for answers, I made appointments with my family doctor, inner ear specialist, and a neurologist, but still couldn’t figure out what was going on. Yesterday I went to the eye doctor to pick-up a new supply of contacts and I mentioned the dizziness and trouble focusing. Long story, short – I need reading glasses in addition to my regular contacts. That’s right friends, I have the eyes of a senior citizen. Although the glasses were pretty pricey (be on the look out for more pb&j!), they seem to be helping a bit. With the new reading glasses, my penchant for going to bed before 10pm seems to make a lot of sense. Apparently, I am actually 50 years old.

reading glasses

reading glasses

Besides my expensive visit to the optometrist, Thursday was a pretty decent day.

I started my morning with a walk to Dunkin’ Donuts for a latte (much cheaper than Starbucks!) and then I did a mini-strength training workout (push-ups, lunges, tricep dips, abs) while watching the last 30 minutes of Twilight. If I were 10 years younger, I think I would be obsessed with the movie, but at the ripe old age of 25, I thought it was a little cheesy.

morning latte

Breakfast was a big bowl of grapes, Stonyfield vanilla yogurt, and some Kashi warm cinnamon heart-2-heart.

grapes, yogurt, heart2heart

I spent my lunch hour at the eye doctor’s office, but I did take a few minutes to eat my lunch outside in the sun. In my lunch bag: an apple, a sandwich made with whole wheat bread, spinach, spicy hummus, and avocado, and a snack-size bag of goldfish. The red bottle is my new water bottle (I sent my SIGG back to the company for a replacement – apparently Siggs produced before August ’08 contain BPA in the lining, ahhhh!)

bag lunch

Afternoon snack was a luna bar – fueling up for an evening run!

luna bar

I left the office a little late, so it was already getting dark by the time I got home. Nevertheless, I tied on my running shoes and headed out the door. My IT band felt fine, but  my hamstring was a little balky. I generally felt pretty blah on the run, but I did enjoy running around the reservoir in the dark. The views of Manhattan at night are always beautiful. I finished my easy 5 mile run in around 46 minutes and after a quick stretch, immediately started putting together some dinner. I was HUNGRY!

I heated up some brown rice & pinto beans and topped them with avocado slices and chili powder.

rice & beans

And a side salad with: spinach, cranberries, blue cheese crumbles, and spiced almonds.

salad

All together:

rice & beans & salad

Later on in the evening I was still hungry so I had a piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter & jam:

pb&j

And some Oikos greek yogurt with chocolate chips/peanut butter chips mixed in. A healthy-ish dessert! Plus some bedtime tea :-)

yogurt and tea

Finally, I received photos from last Saturday’s half-marathon in my email inbox yesterday. I didn’t actually “race” last weekend (my right hamstring/IT band isn’t quite ready for that), but I did enjoy every minute of that 13.1 mile run. I think the huge smile on my face shows how much I enjoy and love running and for that I feel incredibly grateful. I hope someday soon I can start building up my speed again, but for now I’m happy just to be running again.

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Happy Friday!!!

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12 Responses

  1. Don’t worry–I’ve needed both since my 25th birthday, when I was given the reading glasses news! If you can get away with over-the-counter readers, it’s a great excuse to accessorize :-)

  2. Your glasses are lovely!!!

  3. I love your new glasses!! I am blind too- don’t worry!

  4. Great pix!! I also think you look super cute i your glasses! While I have 20/20 vision (I know, lucky me), I have secretly always wanted glasses for some reason or another. I even, on purpose mind you, failed an eye exam when I was in 3rd grade so I could get a pair. Luckily my Mom picked up on my whole charade and had the optometrist give my a pair of glasses with no prescription. She is a smart one, my mama. Hopefully your new lenses take away the headaches!!

  5. The glasses are so cute! I got LASIK five years ago, but sadly I can tell my vision is slowly getting worse. Looking on the bright side, I’ve been wanting an excuse to get those thick-rimmed glasses everyone is wearing (like Brad’s from the Rachel Zoe Project!), so this could be my chance :)

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  6. I have that same water bottle! i love it :)

    You look fab in those reading glasses girl!

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  7. LOVE your glasses! mine are similar – i am wanting a brown pair. what brand are those?

    my marathon pics are hideos – i don’t know if i can post them on the blog, haha!

  8. the glasses are by “ProDesign of Denmark”….I think they’re working out well.

    Holly- I’ll have to send you some of my ummm “less flattering” race photos. You’ll get a good laugh :-)

  9. You look so cute in your new glasses! Those half marathon pics came out great, by the way! I always look angry in mine haha.

  10. I have to agree with you about the Twilight movie – very cheesy. Love your new glasses! :)

  11. I love that dessert! And way to be the only one looking at the camera in the photos, haha

  12. Hi, I just have to say that you got a cool pair of glasses there. :) I enjoy reading your blog. Hope you don’t mind if I add you in my blogroll.

    Crestina

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