Not just for digital reading!
Matt and I started our day with some outdoor activity. He’s very much into fast running, and I am very much into brisk walking. I can definitely still run now – there’s no uterus or fatigue reason why I couldn’t have ran. But I’m just SO much more into walking. I don’t know if I’d use to word lazy because walking for an hour isn’t like sitting on the couch, but I definitely think I’m sort of using pregnancy as an excuse not to run in this freezing cold weather. But I guess there is also a part of me that doesn’t really want to push myself very hard, and running is definitely hard. Especially since I’ve gotten out of the habit. And it’s so cold (AND HILLY) here. I’d much rather bundle up in my down coat and listen to a podcast on my phone! So walking is my workout of choice (mixed with Body Pump, spinning and hopefully pre-natal yoga coming in the second tri).
After our workout, which took us to the scenic Riverview Park, we showered up and then headed to brunch to meet Brain, Jeb and Steve, the fraternity bros from yesterday.
Two mugs of [decaf] coffee for me! I’ve had caffeine on and off from tea, chocolate and a cappuccino or two when I forgot to request decaf, but am mostly sticking to decaf coffee.
The Nook is a diner downtown that is super famous in Cville. It’s been on our list to visit since we moved here, but the food isn’t exactly of the fru-fru style that we love most (Blue Grass Grill & Bakery is my top favorite brunch spot – for the wheat biscuits!) But the menu at The Nook was extensive and breakfasty.
I ended up ordering scrambled eggs, which came with bacon and rye toast
And instead of home fries, I added on a blueberry pancake.
I polished off most of this meal – and was surprisingly just satisfied and not full. I swear my appetite is strong as ever. And I think I’m doing great with first tri weight gain (actually lost a pound between appointments), so I must be doing a good job of eating mindfully.
Despite my mac and cheese obsession, Matt was the one who ordered it – the Crabby Mac. I’m glad I didn’t order it because it was very garlicky thanks to the breadcrumbs on top, and garlic is currently off my pregnant menu.
Fun lunch! Fun day so far! I have no idea what’s in store for the rest of the afternoon.