Welcome to yet another “What I Ate Wednesday” (WIAW). Do you look forward to Wednesday as much as I do? There’s nothing more interesting than reading about a day in the life of someone, as told through her weird and wacky eats. Remember, if you love my WIAW’s, there are plenty more over at Jen’s blog.
Bananas n’ honey toast plus a little cinnamon. Nice and simple. I don’t do elaborate breakfasts before 6 AM.
I made my way to the gym in the pitch dark only to find that it was closed for renovations. It was way too cold and dark to run outside. Sigh. Undeterred, I headed to my parents’ gym to use a guest pass and banged out 9 miles. I’m running in a half marathon this month, and as I’ve mentioned before, I don’t do training plans these days. I just run long distances when I’m in the mood and shorter distances the rest of the time. Very scientific.
The best part of my run is that I got to watch the sun rise through the floor to ceiling windows, without having to deal with all that cold weather. As you may recall from last WIAW, I’m a huge fan of sunrises. And in case you’re wondering about the deeper meaning of that, you should know that I listened to the Nelly Pandora station to close out my run.
Does anyone remember this song? I used to LOVE it.
After a quick shower, I was off to my interview, which, like so many other interviews these days, went very well. Sadly, just as in dating, there are plenty of “qualified” fish in the sea, so I try not to get too attached to any particular job until I get “the call.” As a sidenote, I have been noticing the remarkable parallels between interviewing and dating and am planning on writing a post on the lovely experience of doing both at the same time! I know, I’m a lucky girl.
After the interview, I had a few minutes to spare before a networking lunch with a local public relations organization. And it just so happened that my interview was right by arguably the best cupcake shop in town, Jones Bros. Incidentally, when I was dog-sitting this past weekend, I went on a long run and literally passed by this shop as I was running.
I actually stopped, took a picture and debated whether or not I could run the 3 miles back with a cupcake box in my hand. Now you probably better understand the point of the header in my blog…
Anyway, I got cupcake redemption after my interview today, and as a bonus, I picked up some cute little macarons to nibble before my networking lunch.
Oh, so pretty. Pistachio, blueberry and red velvet…so many choices, so little time!
As for the lunch, it’s a good thing I ate a few of those little pastries because, quite honestly, I barely ate a thing! Am I the only person who finds it hard to simultaneously professionally network and eat my lunch at the same time? I was also taking notes, trying to look presentable and giving my contact information to several people. Eating was low on the totem pole of priorities during this lunch, and of course, so was taking pictures of the food I didn’t eat…
Immediately after “lunch,” I rushed home to actually eat and conduct some research for a freelance article.
Shockingly, this gigantic salad served as my late lunch…because I never eat salads for lunch.
About 20 minutes later, I snacked on some crackers and cheese.
I also had some egg whites at some point, because I am really lacking in the protein department these days.
Finally, I downed a gigantic bowl of chopped veggies and cheese. I think I was subconsciously making up for the gigantic cupcake that I planned to eat later.
I spent the rest of the afternoon working on my freelance article and following up on some job interviews. While there are definitely some exciting possibilities on the horizon, I find myself anxious to find out which ones will pan out. It sort of feels like I’m reading a book about my life and I have no idea (or control, for that matter) how the next chapter is going to begin.
Deep thoughts for your WIAW morning.
Before I knew it, dinner time had arrived, and since Emily’s husband was working late, we had big plans.
The return of Taco (Salad) Tuesday!
While Em put Sammie to bed, I cooked up some chicken, homemade tortilla chips and guacamole. We then threw the chicken on top of a gigantic taco salad and called it dinner.
It was nice to catch up with Emily over my favorite weeknight dinner. These are the things I was really looking forward to when I decided to move home.
Thankfully, dinner was light, because I had a sweet n’ salty cupcake waiting for me at home.
And it tasted even better than I imagined – super chocolatey with the creamiest frosting that I have ever tasted and a hint of sea salt at the end of it all. I wish every day ended with this cupcake!
Now, I’m off for an early morning session at Emily’s small group bootcamp class – her trainer was kind of enough to let me come along. I am going to speak to her about some freelance ideas and also plan to write about the class on the blog. Stay tuned!
Most embarrassing Pandora station on your iPhone right now? Alvin and the Chipmunks…it was for Brody and Miles!
Best cupcake you’ve ever had? I don’t even know where to begin with this one, but the one from above is near the top!
Tell me a funny interview story… It will give me more material for my post!