It's been a busy week. We spent several days in Bismarck; had a wonderful visit with Dwight's mom and sister. As we were driving across North Dakota, I wondered what the pioneers thought when they hit the prairie. I have lived all my life (with the exception of six years in St. Paul and a brief 19 months in Ohio) on the Plains - North and South Dakota and now Nebraska. I love the wide open spaces, but wonder what people who are unaccustomed to such openness feel.
Being raised in Bismarck, Dwight knew a good walking route around one of the golf courses. We did one circle one day, and two the next. I swear it was uphill all the way. By the end of the second circle, I was pretty much hating the workout, but after a shower my body decided that it felt great. We both had MapMyFitness open on our iPhones, and both started at the exact same time. Dwight's said we went 4.9 miles, while mine said we went 6.7. Apparently I have the good self esteem app. This could make that half-marathon a bit more difficult.
I have been eating pretty strangely since we got home. Without delving into TMI territory too deeply, I have been having some GI issues. I would attribute it to eating sauerbraten, red cabbage, and potato dumplings, except that I have been feeling kind of icky for a few weeks. Instead of thinking that it was probably a virus, I jumped right into lactose and/or gluten intolerance. Damn you, Web MD. No cheese or bread?! Which would be worse? I woke up today feeling somewhat back to normal, so apparently it WAS just a virus. God forbid I should deprive myself.
|Dinner the night before we left. Trying to use up stuff in the fridge.|
|Berry protein smoothie|
|See? Boring. But unlikely to make my tummy hurt.|
|Oats in a jar. Yes, we go through a lot of peanut butter.|
|Dinner of basmati rice, watermelon, and cast iron tofu. (A new fave.)|
|Lunch the next day. So imaginative.|
|Breakfast today. I'm feeling back to normal.|
|New find. Delicious.|
|One serving = 160 calories. I had this with some baby carrots for lunch, but may have the other half for a snack this afternoon.|
|Mmmm...wet dog smell|
|Alex caught her drying off. Cracks me up every time.|
I hope you have a wonderful weekend; here's wishing you sun, relaxation, and tennis balls galore!