Wednesday is a happy day. It’s a day when I don’t have grad school, it is a day that tells me I am half way through my work week, and it is a day that took me forever to learn how to spell but I finally did it! YAY for Wednesday.
This morning I woke up at the early 5:30 mark just to see that it was raining outside. I was pretty grateful for the rain because we had been up later than usual and there was a car alarm and some heavy rain that woke me up a few times throughout the night. I was tired and Mother Nature must have known it so she gave me a break at 5:30am. Thank you mam.
So after getting ready for work I made myself a Tim approved breakfast! I cooked up 2 whole eggs and an egg white and threw in some sliced chicken that Tim had made the night before. He grilled a few pieces of chicken thinking it could be a nice snack when one of us got hungry. He put some spicy seasoning on the chicken so it was delicious with my eggs. I put some spinach in the eggs too as a extra special touch so that made me very happy. I scrambled them so that they were portable enough to take to work with me. Works out well to just pop them in the microwave for about a minute when I get here. By the time lunch rolled around I was VERY hungry because I forgot to bring snacks with me today! Luckily I have some dried apricots at my desk (which are not Tim diet approved- no fruit it but I refuse to follow that) so I ate a few of those and then headed to lunch with my new mentor.
If you remember reading before my old mentor, Kristin, was amazing! I assured her that she is not getting rid of me that easily and will still have to have lunch with me sometimes! She was so easy to talk to and so interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed having her in my life so I’m looking forward to continuing on with that relationship. My new mentor, Megan, is great too! Megan and I met in our cafeteria where I had a piece of grilled chicken with buffalo sauce and ate it with a “lettuce bun”, pickles, tomatoes, and onions. When the chef behind the grill handed me my chicken with buffalo sauce on it he said “that’s it, no fries? Nothing to do with that? No cheese?” and I politely said No thanks, this is all I need. His response was simple but very clear “that sucks”. Ha shows what he knows about “lettuce buns” and pickles! Megan and I spent lunch getting to know each other and talking about potential career paths and all of those things you do when you have a mentor lunch! She is a very impressive young professional and I am looking forward to learning more from her over the course of the next year or so.
After lunch I went back to work and got hungry faster than I would have liked. At the risk of giving away my healthy eating habits I decided to have 2 small flavored Tootsie Rolls (don’t worry, I already came clean to Tim) and decided on the cherry and the orange ones. I don’t know what it is about these little guys but I just love them! That sort of made me less hungry and I finally headed home with Casey and Brody around 5.
When I got home there was a PRESENT waiting! Well I bought it for myself but NEW SHOES!
Thank you DSW for making my day a little brighter with 2 new pairs of sandals!!
When Tim got home, him and I ran errands because I needed new notebooks for school! I seriously felt like a kid again shopping for school supplies except it was freaking hard trying to find college ruled notebooks. I thought as a kid you wrote in wide ruled.. what the heck? Why do they even make wide ruled if no one buys them?
Does anyone use wide ruled paper? Please tell me so I am not angry at stores for carrying HUNDREDS of them!
We also ran to Sam’s Club because I needed fruit. Tim did the last grocery-shopping trip alone and since he is not allowed to eat fruit he got none. I don’t care about that rule, I love fruit and I am going to eat it. So I got blueberries, raspberries, grapes, and Clementine’s. Then I headed home to RUN!
Goal #2 this week accomplished! If you remember I wanted to do 2 long runs and 2 short runs this week to prepare for Susan G. Komen this weekend. I only ran for about 2 miles and honestly, I think 2 miles are harder than 4 miles! After 2 maybe even 2.5 you start to just let go and enjoy the run so when you only run 2 I feel like I spend those 2 miles waiting to get to that point. It just felt really great for 2 miles to be a short run ya know? I remember 2 months ago when I couldn’t even run 2 miles straight so I am feeling really good about this entire journey I am taking.
I did have to run this alone. Poor Tim has a hurt ankle (we have no idea why!) and wasn’t feeling up for a run. It is a good thing I have been running at night because I think it is too dark in the mornings to run by myself now and poor Tim is on the injured list now.
While I was running Tim made dinner! He made some turkey sausage on the grill and put a side of edamame and broccoli. LOTS OF VEGGIES to go on top as well! I LOVE turkey sausage and chicken sausage and it is one of Tim’s favorite things to make so it works out really well. I even topped mine with some guacamole to make it extra special! I feel very blessed to have such a great man in my life to support me while I run and study!
Oh and I did my first homework assignment for my MIS class. So weird to be doing homework again… stay tuned to see if I go crazy.