Houston Is Far…

I drove over 170 miles today to get to Whole Foods, Central Market HEB, Target Greatland and another Target.  Am I insane?!?!?!?! 

Yes, why yes I am. :)

But first to yesterday…pretty mellow day.  We def had more birds than normal at a count of 28 migrating, with more that were seen soaring and not going anywhere.  Locals, they can’t decide what they want to do.  But I had some different eats…as I had to be creative since I was running out of food.  Quick picture recap:

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Oatmeal cookie!

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PB, grapes and apples (2 mini)

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1/2 avocado w/ tomato and garlic, crackers and carrots

Snack was brownie zbar

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Couscous fried “rice” (no rice…can’t think of a more clever name) with mixed veggies and 1 egg and two whites.

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The last of these suckers!!!

Exercise for the day was 8 miles of biking…my butt still hurts.

And today, my only day off for the week, was the busiest freak’n day ever!!! 


6.30 am: Up and run woman!  Damn my knee felt great, too bad my whole body wasn’t up to speed with that…or the mossies that were absolutely everywhere.  Reminder to self: do not run here without a shirt no matter how hot it is…you will again end up with over 15 bites on your back.  Yes, I counted.  Oh yeah, but 5 miles in total, 41 minutes baby…at least those mossies were good for something; faster time!

7.30 am: shower and eat: kashi go lean crunch, h2h, banana, almond breeze.

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9.00 am: 25 miles north to Anahuac and I’m at the Laundromat to clean so much clothes…

10.30 am: drive 50+ miles to southeast Houston to many stores…

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11.15 am: have cranberry and pb sandwich and apple while driving…

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12.00 pm to 6.15 pm: Spend lots of time in mall stores, Whole Foods, Target Greatland, Central Market HEB, Target, Walmart…eat snacks like Super Protein Odwalla bar and Whole Food Salt and Olive Oil Organic Popcorn…car and drive home.

7:30 pm: Dinner!  Last of my grapes (thank goodness the volunteer Jen worked with today was kind enough to surprise us with some!) and a black bean/corn/salsa/tomato/spinach burrito.  nom nom.

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And of course.  One of my many Whole Foods Purchases: Pb yogurt covered pretzels drizzled with chocolate.  Yeahhhhhhhhhh…too bad they tasted kinda flat.  Boooooooooo.

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Whew!  I’m going to sleep very well tonight, despite the springs of my mattress shooting into my back (yes mom, I forgot to buy the bed foam… I will continue to suffer).  Up for another run tomorrow and an even longer day on the tower…we’ve gone from 8 to 9 hrs of watch time…:|  Don’t know how I feel about that, since there are still NO BIRDS.  Ok, there are, but not when we’re there…

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13 Responses to Houston Is Far…

  1. Tasty Health Food says:

    Oh my gosh! xD I'm a Whole Foods lover, but 170 miles?! Geez. You're one dedicated health nut, girl! In a completely awesome way, of course.

  2. carolinebee says:

    Ughh i love TX but everything is seriously so far, haha the state is so damn big! That's awesome that u went on such a mission though, I hope u got a lot done! GL tomorrow :D

  3. Anne says:

    Wow girl, that is some dedication! 170 miles to WF?? Whew! Hope you stocked up like crazy!

  4. Thinspired says:

    No joke, I would seriously drive that far to get to a WF or Target these days. Haven't been to either since March! Why can't England keep up?!
    Love the couscous "fried rice"! That is a much healthier version of what I made this weekend!
    Hope you got treats that made it worth the drive :)

  5. shelby says:

    Not insane at all!!!

  6. Balance, Joy and Delicias! says:

    what? 170 miles just to get to those stores???? I love them a lot… but 170 miles away??? wooooooo!!!! You must have bought tons of goodies to make the drive worth it. :D

  7. VeggieGirl says:

    That's one hell of a road trip!! But worth it :)

    PEANUT BUTTER M&M'S!!! The one food that I actually miss not being able to eat – no joke, haha.

  8. K from ksgoodeats says:

    So it may have been REALLY far but if you made it to WFs and Target, it's worth it ;)

    Hope today goes alright!

  9. brandi says:

    i hope today is a good one!

    umm…i would totally drive that far for those stores :) too bad the closest TJs is over 4 hours away, and the closest WFs is over 4, too.

  10. Jeri says:

    can you believe I've never been to a whole foods? there aren't any around here…lame-o. great job on the fiver, sorry about the massive bug attack. You must just have sweet blood. :)

  11. Eve says:

    omg, peanut butter m&ms are my absolutely favorite junk food! they are so delicious.

  12. Jenny says:

    i would drive to the ends of the earth for tarjeyyy and WFs.. i don't blame you at all girl

  13. Christina says:

    That is a really great time for 5 miles!

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