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Trip Success

After an english muffin with jam and butter courtesy of the motel’s “continental breakfast”, Ian and I hit the road ready to brave the bad weather. Apparently our hotel was in a snow vortex, and after driving three miles on the highway, the snowstorm completely stopped. Finally! The roads weren’t ideal but the visability was a thousand times better than last night. I’m really glad we ended up crashing at a motel last night instead of trying to finish out the drive!

We drove for an hour and a half and then stopped to pick up water, coffee, and a banana and to let Sonic run around the car and use his litter box. After the little creature was tired out, we completed the last leg of the trip. Whew, safe and sound in Michigan. It only took us how long?  ;)

We also ended up stopping for lunch on the road because we were both huuungry. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any “healthy” options and ended up eating at Wendy’s. I’m fairly anti-fast food plus I’m a pescatarian so it was difficult finding something healthy and filling for lunch. I settled on the Baja salad without the chili. I figured the guacamole would help keep me full (it did).

It was okay, actually better than expected, and the guacamole was surprisingly good. It wasn’t a complete loss, but I wish we could have found something better.

Because we lost so much time en route, the afternoon was spent running errands like finding new wiper blades, a quick grocery trip, and buying new running shoes and a spibelt.

I’ve been to running stores in Chicago but I just can’t find one that I love as much as Hansons so I always wait until I come home to buy new shoes :)

We also took my mom out to dinner at a Japanese grill & sushi bar called Katana.

I have an 18 mile run in the morning (given it isn’t too cold or snowy), so I was more than ready to carbo-load with some sushi :P

I started with a spicy seaweed salad. I liked it but not as much as a normal seaweed salad.

Then, Ian and I split some sushi rolls.

From left to right:

  • Rice Krispy- tuna, avocado, spicy creamy sauce, & scallions rolled in tempura flakes
  • Tattoo- spicy yellowtail, avocado, pickled radish, moochie paste with smelt roe
  • Spicy Salmon (back)- inside out roll with spicy creamy sauce

Even though we all had full bellies, after dinner, we haaad to go to one of our favorite Michigan spots, TCBY. I had a small pistachio cone with sprinkles. I didn’t take a picture but it looked a lot like this.

Well, I’m off to relax, I’m beat and have a busy day tomorrow including an 18 miler, a Michigan basketball game, and then a drive back to Chi-town.

Have a wonderful Saturday night!

What did you do this weekend?




The Farm

Hello from Chicago! Ian had to work today, so we drove back from Michigan last night, which partly explains why I didn’t post yesterday (I’ll get to the other part in a second). It was great to spend some time with family over the holidays but its definitely nice to be back home. It felt amazing to sleep in my bed last night!

Anyway, the other reason I didn’t get to post yesterday is because Ian and I spent most of yesterday on a farm!

Ian’s mom cares for a horse about an hour away from where she lives in Michigan and when Ian and I saw how nice the weather was going to be, we decided to go with her to see the horses. The farm is also very relaxing. It’s so anti-city :P

This is Ian’s favorite horse, Cisco. He’s a miniature horse.

And this is Ian’s mom’s horse, Vision. Isn’t he handsome?

 This is her trying to wipe the dirt out of his eyes. He wasn’t having it

All of the horses were very friendly and came up to the fence to say hi to us. Of course it helped that we also had some treats for them :)

This was such a great way to spend our last day in Michigan. I really appreciate Ian’s mom for sharing the farm with us :)

Workout
I let myself sleep in a little bit today and then went out for a 5 mile run. I woke up stiff but the run loosened up my legs and I finished in 37:52.

I’m off of work (and school) for the week but have some personal work to keep me busy. Have a wonderful day!