I have this week “off”; I gave myself time to finish up some side projects, work on Healthy Living Summit stuff, pack, run and/or bike, and more importantly, to enjoy a few more days in this city.
This is giving me a little taste of what it’s like to ‘work from home’ – actually, I’m taking a big bite and I think I like the flavor. My to-do list is long, but I’m satisfying the needs and checking things off!
So, what does this Dietitian do when left to her own devices? I’ve decided to give you a photo-glimpse…
A Day in the Life of Heather. It’s a good life, that’s for sure.
D & I got all geared up and headed out for my first “real” bike ride, in the clipless shoes & pedals. This required a 6 a.m. wake up call, as we went to meet Katie behind the Jefferson Memorial. I can happily say (with a huge sigh of relief) this was a successful ride! I only had to “clip out” once or twice, and did so without issue. I did Not fall, struggle, panic, and/or turn around to go home. 20.5 miles, done!
After I come in from a ride/run, I immediately shower and eat breakfast. Today, I just went for the food. Oats, 1/2 banana, Peanut butter & Agave. Add my cup of Pinon Coffee, and there is my morning ritual.
I quickly realized how easy it is to be distracted at home; to-do list must be made! A little structure goes a long way; project #1 was halfway done before I needed a break.
Stroga to the rescue! My hips have felt a little tight since the 16-miler last week. What can’t stretching and yoga fix? Vinyasa Flow, let’s have a date.
On that note, if every day involved a lunch-hour yoga break, I think we’d all be happier. It was so nice to take a sunny 10 minute walk to the studio, sit & relax, then stretch and work all my muscles. In the near future, I can see Yoga becoming a staple in my routine. Love.
One hour of some insane hip, split, bridge, backbend, downward-dog business later, my stomach was talking. Lunch: Whole wheat wrap filled with Shredded Mozzarella, Grape tomatoes, Spinach leaves & baby Mushrooms. Heat in the oven at 400* for ~4 minutes. Serve with a freshly sliced peach on the side.
Back to work! When things were finally done, it was 4 pm and I had yet to shower. Personal hygeine, then dinner.
Dinner: We bought Trader Joe’s Lemmon Pepper Marinaded Mahi Mahi Steaks for an easy, but healthy, meal. Bake on foil at 400* for ~12 minutes (flipping once, after 8 min), accompanied by some zucchini slices (seasoned with salt/pepper and drizzled in olive oil).
Side note: if you know how to make fish and corn photogenic, please inform me immediately. This doesn’t look appealing, but it was delicious! Seasoned, moist, flaky and filling.
Monday evening: We took a walk down to Dupont Circle – i.e. my favorite neighborhood in the city, and my morning meet-up spot before Kate & I head out for runs. It was a cool summer night, perfect for reading, people-watching, and playing with settings on my new camera. Take a look:
I am obsessed with this book. If you haven’t picked it up yet, GO. Now. Seriously.
I can Not put it down.
Until I’m distracted by the surroundings (Panorama view!):
On the way home, we made the obvious choice:
enjoy SweetGreen Froyo with a Sunset Stroll…
Stoneyfield Frozen Yogurt + Strawberries + Walnuts + Chocolate Chips
It was a sweet end to a good day.