Daily Archives: August 31, 2009

The Great Move – Third and Final Round

Hello friends! Well, everything I own is now in the new place!! All together now – Amen!! :P

No pics of the place yet, I want to wait till the piles upon piles of boxes are cleared up first. Hopefully it will be a little more under control tomorrow.

So I started my day off at 5:30 am for a spin class at my new gym. Started with a little hotel coffee and a naner.

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Spin was awesome. The spin classes at my old gym were quite small, so I was excited to go to a “real” one. First, the music wasn’t that bad! Remixed top 40 stuff that worked quite well with what we were doing. My instructor was this cute, feisty woman (with braces!) who got really into it. Very motivating :) It was 60 minutes total and tough as hell. Spin perfection!

Afterwards, I went back to the motel and hit up the continental breakfast. Quite possibly the saddest hotel breakfast I’ve ever participated in.

100_7326White english muffin, cold boiled egg, macintosh apple. I was starving after spin class, and gobbled this up, despite how incredibly sub-par it was. Whatever, I ain’t turnin’ down free food!

I’ve been starving all day. I think I may have burned more than I thought running up and down the stairs for four hours yesterday. Not even two hours after breakfast, my tummy started growling. So I dug into my bar stash and came up with this:

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This didn’t last long either! Major tummy rumbles started occurring shortly after, so I went for an early lunch.

I went to Smitty’s, a breakfast-type place in the mall. Not the fanciest, but they have wireless internet, comfy booths, and let you loiter for as long as you want. I ordered grilled chicken, roasted veggies and a salad.

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After I took the picture, I promptly cut up the chicken, mixed everything together and drizzled a little of the balsamic vinaigrette on top :)

This only lasted me two hours too! What is up?? Anyways, I was a drifter all afternoon while waiting for the fam to show up to help me move. I loitered in Starbucks for a while and made my needy tummy a PB&J. That seemed to be enough to power me through the last and final move. My sister and I had beads of sweat dripping down our brows at one point! My goodness! My biceps are already sore…

We rewarded our hard work with a lovely dinner at my fave local spot, Isaac’s Way.

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Blurry photo courtesy of our waitress, who doesn’t know my cheap camera’s sweet spots ;) In case you can’t tell, that’s my sister Sara on the left, and my mom on the right. THANK YOU for your help!!! I owe them A LOT, I don’t know how to even begin thanking them for all their help…

My mom got her favourite, a lentil bulgur salad.

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Sara got a quesadilla with sweet potato fries (which I had many of!)

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I ordered the cranberry tilapia with a salad.

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Bah! Damn you flash photography! It was good, but not quite as filling as I’d hoped. I’d ordered roasted red potatoes with it, but the waitress told me they were iffy and not to get them.

Then we came back and started unpacking and scrubbing everything down. We made a good dent, but still have lots to do tomorrow!

 

Alright friends, it’s waaaay past my bedtime (11 pm, I’m 80, I know). Sara is going to get up and run 5k with me in the morning! :D I have a feeling it will be a slower, “recovery” jog of sorts. These past few days have been pretty physically demanding!

Hope your Mondays went well! I’m behind on my fellow blog stalking. It shall recommence soon I hope :)

Question of the day: What’s the worst meal you were ever served? I have to say, the worst meal I ever ordered was a lobster paella in Cuba. The seafood tasted like rubber tires and I think it gave Chris E. Coli! You can read the recap here.

Night night!

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