Three For Me

April 19, 2010 at 11:56 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Stopping back in after a busy weekend away from the interwebs? ¬†Here’s what you missed!

ūüôā I got down with my green self, biking to the farmer’s market.

ūüôā The battle of the bathing suit began, but I won with the help of a secret weapon.

I had a great morning — it was one of those mornings where everything seemed to fall into place, I got everything done I needed to tend to and I had a few minutes to take a deep breath and enjoy the sunshine. ¬†I usually pack a lot into my days, so the chance to pause and breathe sometimes whizzes by me.

I spent about an hour studying for an upcoming Spanish midterm (eek) and getting myself organized (remember, I’m a returner learner). ¬†Flashcards were made, brows were furrowed. ¬†My professor is allowing me to take the exam early because it falls smack dab in the middle of our Miami vacation. ¬†She’s a gem. ¬†However, this means I feel even more pressure to ace it and I won’t have the same opportunity to ask questions of the prof during the exam (I’ll be taking it proctored somewhere else), so I have to be on my A game. ¬†Studying is in full schwing.

Breakfast was slurped while studying:

I know, I know. ¬†ANOTHER Green Monster Smoothie. ¬†I’m sorry :(. ¬†I know you’re probably over seeing so many pictures of the magnificent green goodness, but it really is my go-to breakfast and I think it should be yours too. ¬†Think about it, how else is a vegetable going to taste so bueno in the AM? ¬†Exactly. ¬†No one puts asparagus on their pancakes or carrots on their cereal. ¬†But you can put spinach in your smoothie.

I’m just sayin’.

I cut myself off from the studying at 8ish to lace up my sneaks and hit the pavement. ¬†I know I went for one run last Thursday, but it just didn’t really feel like I did any kind of running last week. ¬†After training for 12 weeks for the half marathon, this felt akin to something like cutting off your arm.

I did an easy 3 miles and it felt great! ¬†I had been experiencing some calf pain in my left leg (another reason I put off a return to running), but I did some deep stretching before and after and I think the combo of stretching and taking it easy really helped. ¬†I’m excited to get back into the routine. ¬†It was actually chilly this morning and it felt pretty odd to be so covered up. ¬†I was sporting my super-sexy (ehem, not so much) black and hot pink running tights and a long sleeved Nike fit top. ¬†I started out with gloves, but realized after the first mile, it wasn’t THAT cold. ¬†I was just that much of a weenie.

A nice walk with the monsters rounded out my morning exercise and I came into work with a smile on my face. ¬†Let’s see how long that lasts, shall we? ¬†Haha, I joke, I kid. ¬†I love where I work and I like my job, so it’s okay. ūüôā

Lunch featured my new obsession: Fit & Active wraps from Aldi. ¬†Did you know that Aldi is owned by the same company as Trader Joe’s? ¬†Another reason not to shirk the good deals to be had there.

My veggie wrap had a schmear of farmer’s market hummus (garlicky and so good), carrots, avocado and farmer’s market lettuce. ¬†Some fruit friends on the side:

And it was delish.

I’m off to resume my work day, but truthfully, my mind is in vacation land. ¬†I’ve already started a mental packing list. ¬†C’mon, Miami!

What’s the one thing you always bring on vacation? ¬†What’s your dream trip?

P.S. The speaker at last night’s event that Sam and I attended was Nancy Cartwright — the voice of Bart from The Simpson’s! ¬†She was so sweet — too bad I wasn’t allowed to watch it as a kid and never got into it as an adult :(.

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