Hello from Logan International Airport! I took nearly every mode of transportation possible to get here this morning: car, train, subway, bus, and soon I’ll be getting on a plane to Dallas (layover) and then California. Planes, trains, and automobiles, baby.
This morning, I woke up bright and early at 5:01, quickly showered, dressed, made breakfast, and then woke Mal up at 5:30 to drive me to the train station.
(Mal didn’t mind having his photo taken this morning, but his hair sort of looked like Flock of Seagulls, so he wore his hood.)
Here’s how my travels went down this morning:
Commuter rail to South Station.
Where’s my coffee?!
Arrive at South Station.
Walk to subway.
Silver line to airport.
Arrive at Logan before sunrise!
Once I checked in to my flight and got through security, I went in search of coffee. Apparently, it’s my lucky day because my terminal had a Starbucks in it and that Starbucks had eggnog on the menu. Double score. November 2nd isn’t too early for eggnog, right? I didn’t think so.
For breakfast, I ordered an iced coffee with eggnog from Starbucks and ate a peanut butter and banana sandwich on a whole wheat Bagel Thin that I brought from home.
For lunch, I brought some homemade granola, which I plan to add to yogurt and fresh fruit. Airports have lots of healthy food options nowadays, so I’m hoping to find both of these things in Dallas on my layover. Unfortunately, I didn’t measure the ingredients that went into my granola, so I can’t share a recipe with you guys, but in the mix was oats, shredded coconut, coconut extract, roasted pumpkin seeds, dried cherries, pumpkin pie spice, canola oil, and maple syrup.
Traveling always increases your chances of getting sick, so I grabbed some goodies (from my random stash of blog samples) to potentially ward off any illness. Who knows if they’ll actually work, but I figured they couldn’t hurt. I cannot get sick before the marathon.
Feel Great Weight
As soon as the weather begins to turn cold, I immediately start craving comfort foods. I absolutely love fall foods””apple crisp, sweet potato pie, pumpkin-spice lattes, turkey stuffing, and thick, creamy soups””but I don’t love the extra calories that come with them. I can’t bear to cut these recipes out of my diet, so I’ve slimmed down some of my fall favorites by incorporating low-calorie seasonal produce and spices to pump up the flavor while cutting the calories: 3 Diet-Friendly Ways to Enjoy the Flavors of Fall. < --- Includes my Apple Crisp Smoothie recipe!
Be Thankful Challenge
For those of you on Twitter, the hashtag #bethankfulchallenge was created to keep track of your thankful tweets. I read a whole bunch of them this morning, and they put the biggest smile on my face. Keep them coming, guys!
I’m thankful for my best friend, Mal. He’s the greatest husband. He makes me laugh until I cry pretty much every day, and he fully supports me in everything that I do, including my endless travel adventures. This morning, for instance, he drove me to the train station at 5:30, offered to walk Murphy, and even carried my suitcase to the car. Mal is my hero, and I’m very thankful to have him in my life.
Question of the Day
What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?