I went to bed with a late alarm set so I could sleep in as much as I needed. But I woke up at 7 with the sun shining into my window whispering “Come out and play.”
So I went
A beautiful 5.6 mile run along the water that left me flushed in the face and shining back at the sun. I even managed a few sub-9 minute miles! I love these big city running paths so much. So scenic with the company of so many other exercisers.
I did have a bite of banana before I left
And a sip of this SoBe drink which I did not care for at all.
I came back in time to quickly shower, pack, and eat. And quick I was!
On the way back from my run I stopped into the hotel cafe and got…a skim milk! I planned to incorporate it into breakfast. Some people go out for coffee, I go out for milk 🙂
Once back, I did make a cup of coffee (which was free and easy). This was an African blend by Starbucks and I have to say it was very good! I normally despise Starbucks’ bitter burnt coffee, but this was exceptional and flavorful. I put about 4 oz of milk in the coffee and saved the other 8 or so for some cereal.
For my entree, I made a delicious cold cereal mixture of instant oatmeal, banana and one of MarathonVal’s chocolate coconut raw bites.
OH MY GOSH – this chocolately thing was absolutely divine!!! Like raw brownie batter rolled with coconut and nuts. I’m definitely going to have to make them at home. Since it was all healthy ingredients, I considered it appropriate for breakfast despite being pretty decadent.
I just poured the cold milk over the oats and ate it like I would a granola. It was so simple being no-cook and all and tasted pretty good too.
My suitcase is literally bursting at the seams. I’m so glad I brought it half empty. I clocked in at 47 pounds!! I lost a Snapple at security that I had forgotten about 🙁 The lady was really nice about it though and asked if I wanted to go chug it outside. I was full of coffee and water, so I passed.
Once at the airport, I wandered through the terminals for about an hour scouting out something to get for lunch. I wanted to see all of the options before I made a decision.
I found myself stuck in the middle of a British rugby team at one point and soaked up their cute accents.
And I put on a sample of Chanel Chance, which I used to wear until I used it up, and I am in smell heaven at the moment!
On my scouting trip I found $8-10 salads, apples, veggies, fruit cups, and bars. My goal was to minimize cost and maximize nutrition and satiety. I almost settled on a veggie container, an apple and a LaraBar I had packed from home, but then I remembered the Cibo Express at the very top of the terminal from when I left on Thursday. I was excited to find salads there for less than $6!!! And yogurts!!!
I got a greek salad with feta, olives and veggies for $5.95 (it’s also bigger than some of the $10 options)
Although the lettuce on the bottom is a little sketchy…
They had Stonyfield fruit on the bottom and Fage. I decided on a 2% Fage with Peach on the side since I’d never had this kind before and I prefer plain yogurts to flavored.
And I added a little chocolate for fun. I thought I was getting dark, but it turned out I grabbed a milk 🙁
So here’s the lunch I intend to eat mid-flight (although I am still stuffed from breakfast at the moment!) By adding the yogurt I still ended up at $10, but at least it will be a tasty and nutritious $10 🙂
I am leaving quite the opposite as I came. I arrived feeling strong and tall and am leaving feeling rather bloated and tired. I did not do the best job taking care of myself this weekend!! Per usual, it could have been a lot worse, but still, excitement got priority over my innards and left me blah. Better luck next time.
Thank you again to my wonderful sponsors – Boca and Stonyfield – for the opportunity to experience this wonderful blog of a weekend. I couldn’t have come without them!
I have barely talked to Matt or my family this whole weekend!! I feel so out of it and forgot what its like to be at home. All this traveling is wearing me out! I have 7 full days at home and then I head up to Baltimore to visit my grandparents. Then I turn around and fly to Boston for the Summit!! Better rest up so I’m 100% rejuvenated for that 🙂