Breakfast cookie round two…what can I say? They’re perfect for busy mornings because they’re (a) quick, (b) scrumptious, and (c) filling. What more could a girl ask for in the early AM? This morning I went with a spicy cookie (no chocolate, more cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves!)
No workout for me this morning!! I have to admit, it felt kind of good to play hooky on running. As much as I love starting my day with a good, solid run, it’s important to rest up once in a while too!! Resting is a big part of training and keeping your body healthy. And I’ve finally reached the point where I look forward to these rest days and make the most of them. How? Well, in a bunch of a different ways. Today included a trip to Whole Foods and Trader Joes. Oh what a happy girl I was.
Almonds and an orange were stashed in my purse for later in the morning…
I practically went insane in every store. First I stopped at Pier One, which was simply dazzling with colorful dishes, pillows, candles, etc. I’m in love with the store. Then there was Trader Joes—what’s not to love? And I saved Whole Foods for last, which is where I stocked up on some goodies and included a new addition to my nut butter stash—cashew!
Over Christmas I had received a gift card to Panera Bread, so I decided to put it to good use this afternoon. I ordered half of the Mediterranean Veggie on whole grain artisan bread with a side of black bean soup and an apple. Mmm…they make such good soups and sandwiches. The bread was excellent. Fresh and doughy with seeds throughout. Delicious and satisfying.
I was planning on ordering a decaf coffee this afternoon, but it completely slipped my mind as I ordered my soy au lait with cinnamon on top. It didn’t even hit me until the caffeine did. Oh goodness…haha. At least I have a good week and a half to overcome any caffeine withdrawal symptoms before classes start.
This afternoon I put together a snack including these seedlander snackers that Doctor Kracker sent me…
…and a garlic&herb laughing cow wedge. So far this is my favorite flavor. I loved all the seeds and it was incredibly crunchy, which I loved.
After a 3-mile power walk outdoors, I decided to get a head start on dinner. I was feeling a bit unmotivated to make anything new, so I decided to use last night’s leftovers. I also decided it would be a good time to try this new block of feta that I picked up at Whole Foods today.
Oh. My. Goodness.
I feel as if I haven’t tried feta cheese until now. It was creamy, fresh and bursting with flavor. It’s nothing like the feta that I normally buy, which can sometimes be overly salty (think salt block!) It transformed the leftovers into something amazing. On the side I had some roasted carrots with salt and a hot cup of tea.
Dessert was a dark Ghirardelli square.
After dinner, I ran around the house like a mad woman. I have an Internship Open House tomorrow, and a couple weeks ago I had bought a cute, business-casual style outfit. However, finding a pair of shoes to go with the outfit was an entirely different situation. College has left me with a very specific wardrobe, and nothing could quite fit the bill of professional looking. Thankfully, my mom and I take the same shoe size. She pulled box after box of shoes from her closet. It was enough to make a person’s head spin. Finally I found a simple pair of black flats, but this was after I practically pulled my hair from my head…haha. I think the nerves are finally starting to hit. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s not really that big a deal. I should just enjoy it, because in 5 years from now, this day will be but a memory. Besides, I’m driving down with a good friend which makes it 10x more fun.
With my outfit layed out for tomorrow—shoes and all—I am now just snacking on a bowl of all-bran strawberry medley cereal while blogging. I’m going to hit the hay early tonight since I plan on rising early tomorrow. Whew…wish me luck!