Yesterday was a great day of recruitment! I started my day off in the hotel breakfast area with some whole wheat toast topped with peanut butter and banana. Definitely a favorite of mine!
The bulk of my day was spent visiting high schools, talking to prospective students, catching up with some awesome guidance counselors, and eating a classic road lunch: Panera!
I had their autumn squash soup with the turkey harvest wheatberry salad. I’ve had this combination before and now I know why. It was so good! I used the free WiFi to catch up on work emails, then still had some time to kill before my next visit. So this happened.
The Panera I ate at was right next to a big outlet mall in Leesburg. Full disclosure: I live across the street from an outlet mall in Williamsburg that I never go to, but for some reason I thought this one would be more exciting. Go figure. I kept my purchases to a top and a sweater, which I think I’m gonna exchange for a bigger size tomorrow. Note to self: try stuff on.
After my last visit I headed back to my hotel and pulling in, I saw a sign for a smoothie and juice place. Obviously, I would be making a purchase there! I spent a few minutes checking out the menu at Robeks.
They had everything- fresh juice, smoothies, smoothies with almond milk, Greek yogurt, ahhh! Basically all my favorite things. I decided on their seasonal Fall Harvest juice, which had grapes, parsley, kale, apple, carrot and beet juice. Despite Riley’s opinion on the phone (“that sounds awful…like, really disgusting”), it was actually really good! Just shows how different our tastes are, haha!
After my juice and some relaxing in my room, I threw on some workout clothes and headed over to the W&OD trail behind my hotel for a 5 mile run. I didn’t use my RunKeeper app since it couldn’t get a GPS signal for some reason, but I kept an eye on the mile markers. No idea how fast I ran those miles, but it was great to run at sunset and enjoy the cooler weather.
During a quick walk/change-the-song break, I spotted this little guy and some friends grazing along the trail:
Can you see him? I figure so many other people are running by or whizzing by on bikes that they don’t even notice the deer! They all stopped and stared at me when I went to take a picture, so I guess they’re used to people ignoring them.
Dinner was burger night at my hotel. Not the healthiest, but it was surprisingly tasty….and free, so basically I would have eaten anything.
Workout & Breakfast
My first visit isn’t until 9:15 today- score! I slept in until 7:00, which was later than I’d planned, so I only had about 30 minutes for a workout.
I headed down to the hotel gym and did a speedy 20 minutes on the elliptical followed by some resistance band exercises. Breakfast was the same as yesterday: whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana slices.
Now I’m off for 3 high school visits and a college night panel tonight. I’ll catch up with you all later!
What’s your favorite kind of juice?
What’s your favorite Panera soup?