There’s nothing like the feeling of coming home after being away for awhile…especially when you were away by yourself.
Yesterday wasn’t particularly thrilling. More meetings. But I did get to spend a little time on the beach afterwards…in the process of which I think I ruined my camera. I had a water bottle in my beach bag and it leaked and water got on the screen. I’m letting it dry out and hoping for the best. So…say hello to iPhone pictures. They’re actually not bad!
Have I mentioned that aside from running and blogging and following my animals around with a camera, I love to read? I polished off three books on this trip. I finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (love this trilogy), Let the Great World Spin (I don’t know why, but I never got into this one), and Sarah’s Key (liked it).
I started this morning off with a strawberry banana Vivanno smoothie from Starbucks. I slept a little later than usual (8:30 or so) and knew I’d have to eat lunch before my flight, which left at 12:20, so I wanted something light and refreshing. I love these! (The chocolate flavor is kind of ass-tasting, though.)
Anyway. Shuttle to the airport, then bopped around the Fort Lauderdale airport looking for lunch. I have to commend them—their healthy options are much better than those at the Kansas City airport!
Hummus and wheat pitas, a fruit cup, and iced coffee.
Question: does anyone REALLY like honeydew melon? I feel like it is just kind of a generic filler for fruit cups, but it has absolutely no flavor and nobody I know LOVES honeydew. I skipped it. It just tastes like saliva to me and is a waste of chewing effort.
I also only ate maybe 1/4 of the hummus cup, which was massive. It was good though! Very peppery. My two cravings after being away from home were hummus and peanut butter.
I also picked up a Special K bar for the plane ride. Gross ingredient list, but easily portable, good macros, and it was actually pretty tasty.
It kind of scares me that this was billed as a “meal bar” though. It only had 180 calories! That is NOT a meal. Unless you are a toddler. And then, well, I know fuckall about children, so, maybe even they eat more than that. Who knows.
I arrived at KCI a few hours later to a surprise visitor!
Tim said Milhouse missed me and wanted to come.
I think he was happy to see me.
The afternoon was spent lazily unpacking. Poor Tim had a migraine and was in bed, but happily he’s feeling better now. We grilled steaks, and I made a fruit salad and Alton Brown’s Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese for dinner. (The mac and cheese was good, but WAY rich, even after halving the butter and cheese. We also thought it was a little salty!)
In other news…this week officially marks the start of marathon training! I have a kick off meeting with Team in Training on Saturday, and my official marathon training schedule (which will be on my new blog, which I’ll announce soon I PROMISE) starts tomorrow.
In other other news, please send good vibes in the direction of my ovaries tomorrow morning. I have a follow-up ultrasound after my gynecologist discovered what she thinks are cysts at my annual last month. Hopefully it’s nothing!
Tomorrow I will also begin the official name change process! Good times.
What is your stance on honeydew and other melons? Does anyone actually LOVE it?