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On The Mend (And Back On The Road)

Good morning! First of all, Holy Breaking Bad!! Did anyone else watch the finale last night? My hotel didn’t carry AMC so I had to watch some bad-quality streaming version of it online. It was incredible, though, and that’s all I’ll say.

After a short reprieve from work travel and sleeping a LOT, my cold is finally starting to get better. Bella and Coco were more than willing to help me relax during the short weekend!

Bella and Kelly on chair

Kelly and Coco snuggling on chair

They are such momma’s girls! In between naps, I took care of a few household things. This included a grocery trip during which I bought just about everything in the store with the word “pumpkin” in it. Luckily, I put the Pumpkin Spice Pop-Tarts down at the last second. Since when do I eat Pop-Tarts?! Apparently, since they started making pumpkin ones.

Yesterday morning, I made a pot of coffee (to go with my Pumpkin Spice creamer of course) and made myself a yogurt bowl. This may be one of the yummiest yogurt bowls I’ve ever made.

Apple and pumpkin yogurt bowl

I used:

  • Apple cinnamon Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 honey-crisp apple, cut in chunks
  • Dried cranberries
  • Trader Joe’s Pumpkin spice granola

It was fall in a bowl! I ate it with the rest of my apple slices. Honey-crisp apples are by FAR my favorite kind of apple and I’m willing to pay top dollar for them ($7.42 for 4 apples, to be exact….).

I ended up hitting the road around noon to drive up to Northern VA for a college fair. I’m staying at a Residence Inn this week (my favorite), and packed some road snacks to keep me healthy.

Travel snacks

The bars are Nature’s Own chocolate chip granola bars. I was nice enough to leave one honey-crisp apple for Riley 🙂

Workout & Breakfast

After taking a few rest days due to my cold, I was ready to get back into the gym this morning! It felt good to lace these babies up after 4 days off.


Since I’d hit the snooze button for a good 45 minutes this morning (whoops), I ended up just doing some intervals on the elliptical for 30 minutes before grabbing some breakfast.

I hit up the free breakfast buffet at my hotel and went with a bowl of Special K cereal, sliced banana, raisins, and walnuts.

Cereal bowl

To top off my lovely morning, on my way to the elevator, I snatched up a newspaper and was so happy to see this headline:

Washington Post

I was working all night yesterday, so I didn’t get to watch any of the game. I’m just glad my Redskins finally won!

I’ve got a super easy day today. I only have 2 high school visits and then…..well, that’s it! Maybe I’ll catch a movie or read my new book.

Hope you all have a great Monday!

What did you do this weekend?

What are you most looking forward to this week?


15 thoughts on “On The Mend (And Back On The Road)

  1. Oooh those honey crisp apples look good! I love them so much but they arent grown in the UK (bummer but we do have some other tasty apples). Occasionally our Whole Foods imports them from the states though – when I spot them, I buy the biggest one I can find and savour every bite! 🙂

  2. I seriously want to fall into your fall in a bowl breakfast 😉 Or better yet, do a nice swan dive into it. And I’m not sure if you’ve tried the maple AB yet, but be prepared for a full-blown addiction — stuff is pretty much epic on the taste scale.

  3. I’m glad you are feeling better, and you were able to resist the urge to workout while you were sick. I always find it difficult to take off an appropriate amount of days to allow a full recovery, and always end up mad at myself if I don’t because the sickness drags on!

  4. I had my first day back in the gym today too and gosh did it feel good!! I am glad to hear you are over your cold too.

    My boyfriend and I are only halfway through season 2 of breaking bad we really need to catch up but he was getting too depressed watching it so we took a break.

  5. Ok…so, I hate to admit this, but, my hubby and I haven’t seen a single episode of Breaking Bad yet….I know the season finale just occurred, and my Facebook has been flooded….I’m starting to feel like I just missed a major event or something like that….I think I have ALOT to catch up on….

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