Benefits of Crappy Coffee


I’ve been home for 3 days now, and all I can say is I’m totally happy to be able to eat like me again!  All weekend was raw, and I immediately felt better.  Lots of smoothies, juices, salads, and snacking on tomatoes and celery.

My hotel in Vegas had really crappy in-room coffee.  I think they do that so you’d order the $8 pot of coffee from room service.  They tout that their coffee (room service coffee) is Starbucks – of which I’m not a fan (too bitter).  So, it happens that I was slowly weaning myself off caffeine last week, so this week has been a breeze.    I haven’t had any coffee (or caffeine) since Friday morning, and haven’t had any of those annoying side effects.

The no caffeine/no alcohol/no processed foods/mostly raw has been incredibly easy this past few days.  I know I was craving it, but it’s just felt so good too.

Monday was a very hectic day, and found all I had time for was a cup of herbal tea and munching on dried fruit I had in my desk drawer at work (yes…the fruit was dried when I put it in there).  As a result, I was quite hungry when I got home.  On his way home, D stopped and got me some veggie sushi, which was sweet.  I ate half of it – the other half I didn’t like (sorry honey), but that’s okay.

I also made my rice cooker favorite of brown rice, coconut milk, mixed veggies, and Red Thai Curry, just in case I ended up getting hungry again, and to have as leftovers this week.

Chocolate/Banana/Strawberry smoothie using my vega powder.
green juice
Pineapple/Blueberry/Strawberry/Spinach/Banana/Vanilla/Pumpkin Pie Spice Smoothie
a very BAS
cookies for the rest of the family (not me)
homemade vegan ranch-ish dip to eat with celery sticks
sushi! Sweet potato sushi = yummy. Seaweed sushi = icky.


Oh the joy of running outside!  I should have biked or swam this weekend, but it was sunny and pretty out, and I had to take advantage of that.

This week the lifting gets back on course, so that should be fun (insert sarcasm here).

This weekend is a Treasure Hunt run at the state park, and I’m looking forward to that.  Followed by a Tri club clinic to kick off the spring training season.


Just trying to get back into the groove of things has been a lot of work!  I ended up missing the girls weekend in the Outer Banks for S’s bday celebration.  I just couldn’t leave after seeing the kids, and thankfully, S was more than understanding.  I’ll be making it up to her on Saturday with some Tacos!

I spent Saturday doing laundry (9 loads), cleaning the house, and grocery shopping.  Sunday was much of the same – finishing up the wash, more cleaning and organizing, and trying to get my body back on East Coast time (funny how I want to stay up until 2 am and sleep until noon!).

Monday was back to work, and it was a busy day.  Not a bad one, just busy, and the rest of the week looks to be much of the same.

And on that note….it’s time for me to head to the office.  Have a great day!

Bumble curled up on my sweatshirt Sunday. Awww...she missed me!

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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