Today’s Happy Note: Receiving lots of fun things in the mail today, including a sweet stack of magazines from my aunt and uncle!
No, I’m not in the UK. But I did receive some post from the UK!
The highlight was a special letter from my special friend Sarah. Sarah and I decided to do a little writing exchange about a month back. We both wrote about our favorite summer memories and then mailed them to each other. It was the most fun I’ve had in a while; there is something so joyful about writing a letter, knowing someone is writing one to you too. I loved reading Sarah’s piece — she wrote about childhood trips to a seashore. I had vacations to Northern Michigan exactly like that! Crazy to think that two girls, living on different continents, can have such beautiful, shared experiences. Makes me think that people across the world have more in common than we think, sometimes.
Look how pretty her letter and card are:
It’s Royal Mail!
Thank you Sarah for such a delightful activity!
Workout: Today marks the beginning of marathon training — I am creating a day by day plan for the next 14 weeks, based largely off of this plan from Runner’s World. I’ll let you know more about the plan as I work through it. Mondays are actually going to be rest/cross-train days (depending on how I feel). Obviously, I wasn’t too tired today. I did my usual two mile walk, thirty minutes of yoga, and kickboxing (boxing?) class. I love punching things. So much.
Tomorrow should be six miles. Excited!
Frozen blueberries with cereal (kashi H2H) and Ronnybrook Farm milk: heavenly breakfast simplicity.
Lunch: giant salad with refried beans and hummus as a dressing. More blueberries (fresh this time).
Afternoon snack (also had a few spoonfuls of PB and a chunk of cheese before dinner because I waited too long to start cooking and was super hungry).
An egg (sunny side-up!), a veggie sautee (avocado squash and purple pepper) along with baked eggplant with cheese. Random but yummy. I love dinners like this, with a few different components that work together really well.
Protein ice cream: milk, chocolate-peanut-caramel protein powder, lots of ice, topped with chocolate and maple PB. I have been craving chocolate a lot lately. I blame my screwed up hormones.
Good news: my INR is finally high enough! I will have to get it tested weekly or monthly from now on to make sure it stays high enough (i.e., that my blood is thin enough). I am kind of afraid I look like an IV drug user right now, so it will be nice not to have IVs so often! Although I do have two more this week. Awesome.
Goodnight friends. Tell me about your weekend!