My, oh my. Apparently, I left my brain in North Carolina because I have been to Connecticut before! I came here last year for an Operation Beautiful presentation. I struggle to remember where I travel for work because I spend more of the time in a hotel room, airplane, or rental car. Whoops.
So â€“ Iâ€™m BACK in lovely Connecticut.
Word on the street is that there was a massive storm storm late last month, and tens of thousands of residents didnâ€™t have power for over a week! Kind of hard to imagine because the weather is currently beautiful. But there was evidence still stacked up on the roadsides.
Since my hotel room has a fridge, I swung by Whole Foods and bought enough food for lunch, dinner, and tomorrowâ€™s breakfast. Saving money, staying healthy! Two seemingly impossible tasks when youâ€™re traveling.
Lunch was a bit of polenta lasanga and roasted veggies:
And dinner was a salad with loads of fixins and split pea soup.
Upon crashing into my hotel bed, I finished my book clubâ€™s book of the month â€“ Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
Run out and purchase this book RIGHT NOW. It was so good. The book tells the story of Henry, a Chinese American in Seattle who, in 1986, discovered mementos from his childhood that trigger the re-telling of the Japanese internment during World War II. Itâ€™s a love story; itâ€™s a mystery; itâ€™s historical. It took me a while to get into the story, but it was so worth it at the end.
Once I tore myself away from the book (okay â€“ finished it so I could put it down!), I attempted a treadmill workout.
I was planning to do this simple 30-minute speedwork sesh:
However, I just couldnâ€™t do it. I try not to blow off workouts in the first five minutes because I usually end up getting into itâ€¦ but I didnâ€™t. So I ended up just walking for 20 minutes while watching the local news.
Time to present. But first â€“ I need to find some ice cream!