Good evening and happy Monday! The vacation is very much over… I’m going to my internship tomorrow and waitressing three days this week. No matter… 10 days was just the right amount of time, and it feels good to be getting back into the swing of things again. My schedule’s going to be a little funky for the rest of the summer (and probably longer…) since I’ll be working nights a lot, but… welcome to the real world.
Yesterday (it already feels like so long ago!) we woke up bright and early for one last breakfast in Berlin.
I got my usual: sunflower-seed roll with jam and honey, one egg, veggies and fruit.
One last cup of coffee for the road…
I’m really going to miss this bread.
When we got to the airport, [after stopping by duty free and stocking up on Haribo gummies and dark chocolate] we hot-footed it to an outdoor café that provides a literally front-row view of all the planes taking off.
My allergies have been terrible recently, so I ordered a glass of freshly- squeezed orange juice.
Word to the wise: when you travel on a flight long enough for a meal, order the Asian Vegetarian option. It’s usually Indian food, and far more edible than the other cheese-packed options.
I didn’t take photos the rest of the day because it was completely out of whack. I’m still feeling pretty shoddy, and the airplane ride (during which I was surrounded by screaming babies on three sides) surely didn’t help. Even now, 36 hours later, my ears are still stuffed up and I feel like I’m under water. Whine whine whine… I did, however, get whisked away to a BBQ at Ari’s house, which was lots of fun. (I had Modelo & cheese, in case you’re wondering… a perfectly balanced meal if you ask me!)
This morning I made a breakfast sandwich with a Flatout Kids wrap, egg whites, pepper jack cheese, arugula, and hot salsa. Green grapes rounded out the meal and quenched my thirst… I’ve been so dehydrated lately!
We lounged around this morning and caught up on some Netflix before I finally hauled my booty out of bed and went for a run. I haven’t exercised in almost two weeks, and it felt great! I only went out for about 20 minutes, but… sorry to be gross… it felt so good to just sweat. My heart rate monitor was working, which helped make it a stress-free workout.
Total time: 25:13 minutes
Maximum heart rate: 202
Average heart rate: 180
Calories burned: 315
I was craving green things and vegetables, so I went to a make-your-own salad place for lunch. My bowl had mixed greens, grape tomatoes, carrots, kidney beans, cucumbers and hummus.
I drank a large iced coffee with skim milk and Sugar in the Raw.
I got honey mustard dressing on the side, but I didn’t end up using it… I really like mixing the hummus into my salads instead.
Ari and I both had some work to get done, so we went to Starbucks. It’s the only place in our neighborhood that has WiFi, but it’s $3.99/2 hours! That’s half of what I paid for an entire MONTH in my apartment in St. Paul. We got robbed, huh? The AC was on full-blast, and totally uncharacteristically I neglected to bring a sweater. It was pouring outside (also no umbrella!) so we stayed in the Bizzle for more than 3 hours until our lips turned blue.
We haven’t gone grocery shopping and the boy was really hankering for Panera, so that’s where we went. I got 1/2 Strawberry Poppyseed Salad:
And 1/2 Veggie Mediterranean Sandwich. Yeah, I can eat hummus 2 x in one day if I want!
The apple tasted strangely like butter…
I just snacked on a Pecan Pie Larabar while packing, cleaning, and watching Fanboys… how’s that for multi-tasking?
Work is going to feel pretty early tomorrow morning, so I’m off to beddy. I’m ridiculously behind on blog reading, but know that I’m thinking about you! I’ll catch up ASAP 🙂
Bonne nuit 🙂