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Stranded and March Photo Challenge Day 23 and 24



Prompt: Move

About this photo: I intentionally postponed taking a photo yesterday to take one today. I know, sorta lame, but what can you do? Today I ran my second 5K. I beat my last time by around 3 minutes, coming in at 30:28, just a smidge over a 10 minute mile. I also had a buddy this time, Mr. Husband! He decided to follow in mine and my dad’s footsteps and ran with no training. He came in a smidge behind me at 31 minutes. I’m so proud of him! We are running another 5K next Saturday and then one right before my transfer on April 14. I love him so much and can’t wait to pound more pavement with him!

Prompt: Hug

About this photo: This afternoon I left for my wonderful Vegas vacation to meeting my two dear girl friends and the lovely Rachel from the former Eggs in a Row. Unfortunately, my plane had electrical difficulties and landed in Kansas City, where there is not an Allegiant hub… meaning there is no other plane for us to hop on. We will be delayed at least 5 hours until they can fly two more planes to us. LAME!

While I’m tremendously thankful we landed safely, I’m seriously perturbed that I am going to miss the one night without my friends’ 9-month old. This was supposed to be our trashy dress night. It was going to be the night we scooted around the city, acting ridiculous and consuming delicious food and fancy cocktails. In my twisted little infertile mind, I had planned this night to be the last real hurrah with my girl friends before I’m good and knocked up from my FET in April. I guess the universe had other plans, or maybe it’s karma for past stupid decisions.

The major problem with me being stranded in an airport is finding food. For my new readers, let me summarize:

  1. I’m a pescatarian, meaning the only meat I eat is fish and that fish has to be prepared a certain way (see below).
  2. I’m allergic to shellfish, meaning I only eat floppy fish, no sea bugs, no sea snot (oysters).
  3. I’m allergic to diary, meaning if I eat fish or anything for that matter, it can’t have butter, cheese, cream, milk, etc. on it.
  4. I’m allergic to tree nuts and peanuts, meaning most quickie snack foods are off-limits.

USUALLY I travel with a bag full of Belle-friendly snacks. This time, however, my flight was direct and we had planned to stop at a Whole Paycheck (Whole Foods) on our way to the resort so why take up valuable shoe space with snacks? I ditched the snacks and packed a shameful four pairs of shoes. Lesson learned. Originally I had planned today’s photo to be a hug between me and my two friends. Seems the only hug I can find in Kansas, though, is a hug from a banana, orange and a surprisingly tasty wheat beer!

I hope to continue posting daily photos during my vacation. I will catch up on all my blog reading when I get home. Until then, virtual hugs to you all and enjoy your REAL dinner!




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  1. March 24, 2012

    Congrats on your 5k!! That is an amazing accomplishment. I love that your husband ran with you. : )

  2. March 24, 2012

    Congrats on your 5k, that’s awesome!!!

    I think Missed something, but what happened to rachel?

    Enjoy your vacation!!!

  3. March 24, 2012

    Congrats to you and your Hubby on your 5K! I hope you got to Vegas safe and have a great trip! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  4. March 25, 2012

    Oh no! I’m really glad you’re safe, but it sucks that you’re missing your time with friends, and you’re hungry! I hope you find more than fruit to eat soon.

    And, congrats on the 5K. I admire people who run. (I cannot. Well, I guess I can, but my body and I both hate it.)

  5. March 25, 2012

    Yeah for a wonderful 5k (those are excellent times)! Boo to being stranded. I hope the time passed quickly and you were able to find something to eat (sounds like it was a challenge).

    Tell Rachel she is sorely missed and in our thoughts.

  6. March 25, 2012

    Have fun on your trip, although it’s been delayed. Not cool. But how great to meet fellow bloggers 🙂

  7. EmHart #
    March 25, 2012

    Wow, what a start to your trip. I hope you are not too shaken. Have a wonderful time on your holiday.

  8. 35life #
    March 28, 2012

    Love this! Kudos on running a 5K. I still haven’t been able to get one in yet.

  9. March 29, 2012

    It was so fun to meet you and your friends! It really felt like I’d known you my whole life…crazy, huh? Hope you got home safe!

    Cristy: I miss you guys too! xo

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