Sunday, February 14, 2010

The adventure comes to an end

by Meghann on February 14, 2010

I’m home! I’m home! I’m home!!!

I don’t think I have ever been happier to be sitting in MY apartment, watching television on MY tv, drinking tea from MY kitchen, and having MY puppy curled up beside me.

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Life is good. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thankfully my bag finally arrived at noon on the dot and my eyes filled with tears of joy as I pulled out my rainbow flip flops to ear as opposed to the rain boots I had been rockin the past two days.

As soon as the bag was in the trunk, Derek and I were on our way to my parent’s, but not before stopping at Whole Foods for a quick lunch.

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We split a grilled veggie sub on whole wheat with dijon mustard and provolone cheese.

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I paired my half with a juicy pink lady apple.

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We ate on the road and managed to make great timing on getting to my parents. One minute I was listening to the Wicked soundtrack as we’re getting on the interstate and the next minute I’m waking up and we’re less than 30 miles away.

I spent a max of 10 minutes at my parents house before I was hopping in my own car and heading to Orlando. Maddie was so excited to see me! She jumped in the car as we started loading the luggage and refused to get out in fear that I would leave her behind again. I promised her I wasn’t leaving her anywhere. The ride to Orlando was full of non-stop Maddie kisses.

I started my day hoping to get a 16 mile run in, but as the day progressed the run kept getting shorter and shorter in my head. By the time I got home, dressed, and to my favorite running spot it was close to 5:00 and I figured any run would be a good run at this point.

Before I left I had a Luna Cookie Dough Protein Bar.

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I’ll admit this bar was better than the peanut butter version, but it was still chalky and not really my style.

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I had an hour and a half before the sun was to set and pushed myself to complete 10 miles in the time frame. I finished the run with a warm and tingly feeling deep inside. It may not have been the run I had originally planned, but after all the problems with my bag and being stuck in NYC, I was damn proud of that run! ๐Ÿ™‚

After a quick trip to the grocery store (hello, vegetables!) I was ready for dinner!

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(p.s. the battery to my DSLR is dead, which is why you have been enjoying all the point and shoot photos in this post. DSLR quality will be back tomorrow. I promise!)

Dinner was simple. I roasted half an acorn squash at 420 for 25 minutes in the oven and on the stove top I had a grain mix I picked up from Trader Joe’s simmering in a pot.

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When everything was done I stuffed the squash with the grain mix and topped it with some marinara sauce before baking it in the oven for another 5 minutes or so just to heat the sauce up a bit.

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The stuffed squash came out great. You can’t go wrong with out squash, grains, and marinara sauce. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a few birthday surprises waiting for me in my mailbox when I arrived home this afternoon, including a fresh batch of blondies from one of my favorite bakers.

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THANKS AMANDA!!! Peanut Butter and Chocolate?!?!?! My favorite!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had 1/2 a blondie for dessert.

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I can not wait to sleep in my own bed tonight! I can hear it calling my name now.

Good Night!!

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