What an exciting day of traveling
As I said in my last post…I’m quite the procrastinator when it comes to packing. Well, this morning I was running around like a crazy person getting everything together. Don’t worry though, I got it all in and made it to the airport with
plenty of some time to spare.
I whipped up a quick and filling breakfast to fuel my marathon packing, house straightening, and day of travel.
I had to make one stop before heading to the airport, got through security in record speed, and quickly boarded. It helps that I travel super light…I just had my hiking backpack and my laptop bag.
Around lunchtime, mid-flight, I pulled out my bag of baby carrots and bell peppers (same as yesterday) and a Mojo bar to keep my hunger at bay until I landed. I spent the entire flight reading and going over my presentation, and the time truly flew by.
When I landed, my mom and good friend were waiting to retrieve me, and we were off! First stop: Target. This morning while I was getting ready my flat iron died. Like completely died. I think I’ve had it for 8+ years and I’ve been expecting it to go out any day, but wasn’t expecting it to happen the morning I really needed it I ran in to make my purchase and we ventured on our way.
Next stop: smoothie. They had eaten brunch and were still pretty full, and I wanted something light but nutritious. We ventured to my favorite smoothie place EVER and I got one that did not dissapoint.
My smoothie had about every nutrient under the sun in it and was exactly what I felt like. I can’t remember everything but I know it had: almond milk, grapefruit juice, chlorella, wheat grass, nutritional yeast, avocado, banana, spinach…and about 10 other things that I can’t remember now. I know, it sounds totally weird, but tasted delicious. Really!
We ran a few other errands to get ready for the conference and picked up some healthy snacks at Trader Joe’s, then checked into our hotel.
What a view!
My evening session went great and then it was off to dinner. We walked the 2-ish miles to the restaurant and it felt so good to get fresh air and stretch our legs before eating.
I took pictures of my meal, but they came out so poorly in the dim lighting that I’m going to keep them to myself. Just know it was amazing! We ate at Millennium and started with roasted brussels sprouts and a mushroom appetizer which were both ridiculous. I ordered blue corn polenta cakes (served atop root vegetable puree with a roasted red pepper sauce) and a side of sauteed kale with garlic and ginger. Everything was incredible!
Okay…heading to bed. We have a big day ahead of us tomorrow.
See you soon!
When traveling, always pack plenty of healthy snacks. You never know when your plane may be delayed or where you may get stuck and you don’t want to rely on fast food only options. Apples, nuts, baby carrots, and bars pack well and don’t spoil, so are great options to add to your carry on.