Look what arrived at my house this afternoon!!
OpenSky sent me some Get Well flowers, which instantly brightened up my day. Thank you, OpenSky!
I can’t even explain how much these flowers cheered me up. I still feel pretty crappy (haha), so I haven’t left the couch much since Thursday. (My DVR is now empty.) This beautiful bouquet of flowers put the biggest smile on my face, which encouraged me to put an end to my little pity party. I got off the couch, took a shower, put on ‘real’ clothes (not sweats), and then decided to get the hell out of the house. Mal and I took Murphy for a walk around the neighborhood.
Getting out of the house was just what I needed. The fresh air and light exercise made me feel better (at least for a little while).
After our walk, I snacked on a bag of Cheddar Popchips and an Arnold Palmer, which I drank out of my new Lagunitas mason jar that my sister bought me for my birthday. I’ve been obsessed with these things ever since the post-race brunch at Whym. Best present ever!
The rest of my eats for the day were pretty colorless.
Breakfast was half of a toasted bagel with melted butter and a banana on the side. No iced coffee.
A couple of hours later, I ate the other half of the bagel with melted butter. I’m trying to eat small meals and snacks more frequently (instead of large meals) to help with digestion.
Lunch was also colorless, but tasty. I had white rice with chicken and grated Parmesan sprinkled on top.
Who knew white rice tasted so delicious? I guess I forgot how much I like it. I actually don’t think I’ve eaten plain rice (other than in sushi) since high school.
I thought it would suck eating these types of foods, but my body actually craves them. All I want to eat lately are bagels, Ramen Noodles, and Popchips. It’s also sort of crazy that even the thought of some of my favorite foods, specially iced coffee and beer, gross me out. Mal cracked a beer last night and the smell alone made my stomach turn. And then this morning, he shared a sip of his iced coffee with me and it tasted awful (the horror!). Maybe my body really is telling me something.