The Wrong Foot

Wednesday wasn’t looking too hot as of 8AM this morning.  Last night I fell asleep on the couch while watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 6 and woke up a little before 3AM with too much on the brain.  I didn’t fall back asleep until 4:30AM, which made getting up at 6AM a total pain.

For whatever reason, I just could not get out of the door this morning.  I thought I was doing good on time but I didn’t leave the house until 7:50AM, which meant I had to drive to work instead of metroing…

and then I hit DC traffic…

And then even more traffic.  It took me 1 hour and 40 minutes to get to work today.  Lets just say that my day did NOT start out on the right foot. 

There was a beautiful rainbow over DC though once I got to work, which was pretty beautiful!  I also had Panera for lunch, which was a total treat!  I ordered the Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich, my favorite!

Pesto, red onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta and lettuce.  YUMM-O!

Wednesday, October 19 – Food Journal

  • Breakfast – 2 cup of coffee, 1 sandwich thin, 1 egg, 2 slices of turkey bacon, and 1 slice of cheese (homemade breakfast sandwich)
  • Lunch – Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich from Panera Bread
  • Snack- banana
  • Dinner – Leftover lentil pilaf, peas and corn, chicken breast, and a side salad

When all was said in done, I…

  • Ate 1 serving of fruit and 6 servings of vegetables (7 out of 9 servings)
  • Did not work out (day off)
  • Drank 8 glasses of water (8 out of 8 )
  • Took a multivitamin and vitamin D

Tonight I’m planning to watch the World Series, do a little graduate work, and then snuggle up with these babies

My plan is to be to bed early, that way I’m well rested and ready for the 4 mile run Neal and I have tomorrow morning.

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Friday was another great day for me this week.  Woke up, showered, grabbed ice coffee, some breakfast and headed out the door.  As Neal and I were driving up to Philly for the Healthy Living Summit, we both left work a little early to get a jump on the traffic.

At 3:30PM, the traffic was heavy but what you’d expect for a Friday afternoon commute.  We made it around the beltway with no delays but then started to hit stop and go traffic when we arrived in Baltimore… and then the rains came.  We drove through some LEGIT thunderstorms.  I actually don’t mind driving in thunderstorms.  I think it’s fun (is that weird?).

Although we were a little behind schedule at this point, we did stop for gas and I grabbed some Starbucks (iced coffee with half and half).  The drive to Wilmington was like chasing a double rainbow!  This rainbow was in front of us the whole time!  It was kinda cool having the dark clouds ahead of us and the bright sun behind us.

AND THEN WE HIT DELAWARE COUNTY!!

Sadly, a tanker truck overturned on I-95 which created a hazmat situation.  This shut down all lanes in both directions.

The traffic from the accident started at exit 1 and we were being forced to get off at exit 8… not too bad right?  It’s only about 8 or so miles (estimating).  Well 2 hours later as we sat by exit 6 and the clock hit 9PM, I realized that attending the HLS cocktail party was probably unlikely.

Neal was tired and I was sad and bored…

This was my attempt at a french braid.

We hit exit 8 around 10:30PM, 7 hours after we left DC.  Crazy huh?  The drive to Philly is usually a little over 2 hours.  Granted we stopped, but still.

Now we are happily in our hotel room and I am thrilled to attend HLS today!!  Neal will be in the room writing his next book and is looking forward to writing somewhere other than his home.

What are you up to this weekend?  If you’re at HLS please stop me and say hi!!