Monday, December 5, 2011

Back East

by Meghann on December 5, 2011

I don’t care what anyone says…

Wearing sweats while traveling is the only way to go. ๐Ÿ˜‰


So comfy and so worth it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Flying out west is always fun. You leave the east coast at lunch time, you land 5 hours later at the tail end of the west coast’s lunch time, and you enjoy the extra 3 hours added to your day.

Flying back east sucks. My whole day was eaten up by a total of 6 hours in a plane and grieving the loss of the 3 hours I gained on the way out. I left Vegas at 8:30am (Vegas time) and didn’t land back in Tampa until 6:00pm (Tampa time). Boo.

Luckily my flight had $5 WiFi (yay!), so I was able to get some work done until my battery died (boo!). Wearing comfy clothes helped too. Comfy clothes always help. ๐Ÿ™‚

Before my flight I had the semi-healthiest breakfast I could track down in the airport.


My options were a pastry, bagel, or yogurt parfait. I’d been eating pretty heavy all weekend and was in the mood for something light and fruity. The strawberry/blueberry parfait was just what the doctor ordered.


Paired with a $1 apple because the $5 fruit cup was a little rich for my blood. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Vegas half marathoner represent!


There was lots of race talk before takeoff, but it was a relatively quiet flight post-takeoff. I’m not sure what I would have done without the onboard wifi, though. It was a lifesaver!

I had purchased a garden salad for lunch before we boarded and pulled it out three hours into the flight. The salad was full of veggies and was much needed after a weekend of indulgences.


Right before the take-off for flight # 2 I had one of the Marathon Snickers bars I grabbed after the race.


I thought the bar was pretty tasty. It tasted just like a candy bar. ๐Ÿ™‚

After Derek picked me up from the airport we beelined it to Publix and picked up a rotisserie chicken for an easy dinner.


The rotisserie chicken was paired with an easy bag of frozen vegetables and a micorwaved baked potato that I split with Derek and topped with plain yogurt.


So easy and so delicious!

Dessert was a small bowl of blackberries and dark chocolate chips.


See what I told you? A whole day. Gone. Just like that.

I guess there’s always another day tomorrow. It does feel good to be home. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Night!

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