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 – I’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 didn’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 tomorrow’s breakfast. Saving money, staying healthy! Two seemingly impossible tasks when you’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 club’s book of the month – 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. It’s a love story; it’s a mystery; it’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 – 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 couldn’t do it. I try not to blow off workouts in the first five minutes because I usually end up getting into it… but I didn’t. So I ended up just walking for 20 minutes while watching the local news.
Time to present. But first – I need to find some ice cream!
Ice cream sounds good! I always force myself to start a workout since I usually get into it, but if after 10-15 min I’m still just not feeling it, then that’s that. I’ve definitely left the gym early a couple times.