This morning, I woke up with a cold. Ick. It seemed to either be a mild cold or in its early stages though – I felt well enough to go to work. Plus, my work schedule this week is a bit odd. Our office is closed Thursday and Friday (G-20 of course). However, there is still work to be done so I sucked it up and got ready to go.
For breakfast, I had a mix of several random cereals I need to finish, including this TJ’s Country Pumpkin Spice granola. Yum.
I made it into town without incident. Work was busy and I sniffled my way through the day, having some leftover pasta and sauce for lunch.
An afternoon snack was a chocolate chip Z-bar.
Everyone seemed to be heading out of the office early – there are already concerns about safety, traffic, etc in the Golden Triangle. Personally, I had no issues getting around anywhere downtown Monday or Tuesday. I may work from home tomorrow, but that is really just because everyone else seems to be doing that. I am already a bit sick of all the talk and rumors regarding possible protesting and traffic restrictions. I understand this is a high risk event and Pittsburgh residents do need to be cautious and alert while traversing the city over the next few days. However, I just hate how everyone is jumping on this ‘protesters are totally insane and will ruin our city’ bandwagon. I prefer to reserve judgment until I actually see what starts to unfold.
After work, I contemplated the gym – I didn’t feel horrible, but I didn’t feel great. Finally, after a handful of grapes and some more pumpkin granola, I decided to go. I did a very easy 3 miles, walking quite a bit. After the gym, I hit the insanely crowded Market District Giant Eagle and got some provisions for the week – if I do happen to be trapped in my apartment over the next few days, I have some major cooking and baking planned!
On another note, I signed up for the Pittsburgh Great Race 5K. The race is this Sunday, September 27th. I originally planned to run the 10K. However, my work schedule and an irritated knee (not sure whats going on there) really prevented me from training for the 10K as I should of. So I will settle with the 5K and hope to beat the time I had at the Run Around the Square (as long as the knee holds out).
Last night, I ended up making this and this, having a little of each for dinner. Both turned out quite well! I will share pics and detailed opinions tomorrow. Plan to see more new recipes as the week continues – I have lots planned for my downtime from work!