Today was a pretty relaxing Sunday. I started with a trip to the gym for 35 minutes on the elliptical and some leg exercises from Physical Therapy. Then, Eric and I went to run some errands where I got my first pumpkin spice latte in years! As I've mentioned, my stomach does not like caffeine, so today I tried a decaf one. I still think my stomach was not thrilled but I survived it and it was delicious. I was going to text Ash who drank pumpkin spice lattes with me all through college but then I remembered she is on Seattle time this month and she probably would not appreciate a text message at the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning!
The rest of the day was spent getting some work done and writing a million thank you notes. I actually am temporarily done with thank you notes for now. I am out of stamps and I think Eric needs to take a turn, haha. I am so supportive of his lack of time right now I know. Speaking of Eric, he made a ridiculously good soup this afternoon. He says it was made with sweet potato, apple, onions, garlic, olive oil, honey and white beans. It both smelled and tasted amazing. I made myself a little side of eggplant fries. I got the idea from Meghann . Basically all I did was slice up my eggplant and cover it with egg whites and panko bread crumbs. This healthy dinner was just what my stomach needed because I've been snacking on not-so great food most of the day, oops!
I am looking forward to the leftovers of that soup for lunch the next few days!
Stay tuned this week for my first ever meeting with a stomach doctor tomorrow, and my first ever meeting with a running coach (to try to help my knee) on Tuesday.
On another note, I got a Blog Award today WOOOOOO!
I got this award from Sneaker Teacher which is a huge honor because I LOVE her blog, and I really admire her because she just moved with her husband to Germany and she has been living out of a hotel room for months! Also, she is an amazing teacher with lots of great ideas. In order to accept this award I am supposed to answer a bunch of questions with only 1 word answers...um yeah- that alone was impossible for me, but here is how I did:
That was WAY too difficult for me...seriously! Anyway, now after that serious challenge I get to pass this blog on to 6 bloggers. It's hard to narrow it down to 6 and I KNOW I am going to leave out blogs I love, but here it goes...
SimplyFabulousNow - I just started reading her blog but I already love it. She is also a teacher and just got married so we have a few things in common.
DaretoTri- I have been reading this blog since the beginning because I need triathlon tips. However, now we share a common FRUSTRATION with the knee! Hopefully both of us will love our knees by the end of 2009...a girl can wish, right?
GirlWithTheRedHair - Honestly, I just love Amber. She writes about basically everything and even when it's completely random I am always like YES I totally agree with that haha.
PBandJenny- Jenny eats and posts a ton of delicious foods (obviously she has good taste with peanut butter in her name). She just did a crazy awesome post on all the things to add to oatmeal!