For some reason, this post didn’t go up this morning when I pressed “Publish”! Sorry about that, folks 🙂
Just now, as I made my breakfast, I’d almost convinced myself I was in a Parisian flat getting ready for the day with the rest of the rest of the workforce. It’s a crisp day out, but the windows are open, letting the fresh air (and an upstairs neighbor’s cigarette smoke) waft in. It’s about 2 there right now… my parents are probably having a simple lunch somewhere, and Ari is getting ready for his show tonight in Manchester. I haven’t really heard from my parents (except a frantic back-and-forth with my dad about physical therapy), but it seems like the Upwelling‘s tour is off to a great start!
Yesterday morning I played a fierce game of “snooze” with the alarm clock. You might be wondering why I even bother setting alarm given that I don’t have a job, but I find that I really need to keep myself on a remotely “normal” schedule so that things get done and I don’t lose my mind.
Breakfast was a little different yesterday.
I cooked 1/3 cup of 5-Grain Cereal in 2/3 cup of water, then microwaved a diced apple with cinnamon and a little brown sugar. (Blew the fuse with this one… the dishwasher and dryer was already running in the kitchen, and the vacuum was in use in another room. Whoops! But a girl’s gotta have her breakfast 🙂 ) I topped everything with 1/4 banana and a big scoop of peanut butter.
I haven’t had any hot cereal other than oats since I graduated, but I’m going to keep this up. It’s a nice change!
My knee was feeling a little better when I woke up, so I decided to go to the gym and see how using the bike felt. Well… not so great. It hurt to go faster than a snail, but the slow pace was really frustrating. I ended up getting off after 20 minutes, hobbling over to the machines to try arms, getting even more frustrated, and leaving. The combination of an over- crowded locker room and no hot water in the showers led to a minor meltdown… there were a few tears as I stood under the shower head, freezing and wondering if this was the end of my running career. Then I moved on with my life.
My friend Hannah and I met at Whole Foods for lunch, and I loaded my box with some of my favorite comfort foods.
Including but not restricted to:
- Mixed greens
- Steamed broccoli
- Sweet Potatoes
- Baked Tofu
- 1 Plantain
- Vegan Chicken Salad
- “Detox Salad” made w/ ground cauliflower
- Whole Grain Taboule
- Kale & Cantaloupe salad
I also sneaked in some coconut water 😉
After lunch I went home and made some calls to physical therapists, trying to get an appointment. No luck! So, I decided to relax a little and settled into bed with a book, a cup of chai, and an apple with cinnamon. Very cozy!
This quote would be more appropriate if it ended with “honor your body“, but I can do both.
For some reason I was hungry for dinner a lot earlier than usual, so I ended up getting dinner ready around 6:30. I diced up an heirloom tomato…
… and mixed it in with the leftover Lemony Rigatoni w/ Chickpeas & Broccoli, which I topped with parmesan.
I had a few leaves of romaine on the side, as well as a big rebel carrot.
Ilana came over a little later, and after I made her a quick dinner, we had an ice cream party! Good sleepovers are not complete without them.
I had a bowl with half Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup and half Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean. with a hearty drizzle of hot fudge.
Speaking of ice cream, remember the almond-less Vanilla Swiss Almond? Well, I finally got around to calling Haagen-Dazs, and they were very nice about the mix-up and should have a coupon in the mail. All’s well that ends well!
I’ll be back a little later with the physical therapist’s diagnosis. Hope you’re having a great day!