Monica Does Connecticut

Have you noticed how I love writing suggestive titles? ‘Cause I do…

My Saturday started with a 9 mile run. I changed my long run this week so we could get a early start to CT. So, I ended up doing 9 miles yesterday and 9 miles today. It is completely NOT the same as an 18 miler. But, next week I will get back to a long run. I have to admit it was nice to have a week off :)

After I got back I made pumpkin oatmeal in a plastic PB container (I hope the plastic didn’t breakdown with the heat and kill me).IMG_2407

Topped with the devil trail mix. I am giving that stuff away today. After I have a little bit more that is…IMG_2409

Then, it was a l-o-n-g drive from MD to CT. We packed lunch, but planned to pick up drinks. The easiest thing was to drive through McDonald’s. I got a diet Coke and Ben got a coffee and fries. Great Ben, bring fries within arms distance. I had a few of course. IMG_2413

The rest of lunch consisted of a week-old tuna in a wrap. Yes, you read that correctly – tuna that was a week old. I live dangerously, are you impressed? IMG_2411

And these chips. Chips are necessary for any road trip. IMG_2414

And so is road mix – oh, I mean trail mix, even though we weren’t on a trail.IMG_2405

Finally we got to Ben’s brother-in-law’s sister’s house (Emily)! We finally got to meet Owen, our new nephew! He is adorable and Ben loves him so much. Ben loves babies. I don’t know what to do about that right now. No comment.  IMG_2426

Emily made vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie! She is an amazing cook and I was sooooo happy to find a vegetarian dish for dinner.IMG_2422 I loved loved loved the Whole Foods Shepherd’s Pie I used to eat in CA, but never could make it for Ben because he swears he doesn’t like it! Well, he loved it so now  I am totally going to recreate it at home! Loved it. IMG_2424

We brought an apple pie, let me rephrase that – HUGE apple pie from Costco. So, dessert was apple pie, ice cream and home made whipped cream. For real. IMG_2430 I feel like I’ve really been overdoing it lately. I am not sure how to get back on track, but luckily I have a 5 hour drive tomorrow to think about it. Stay tuned for a crash diet extravaganza!!!


  1. says

    Woohoo crash diet! I need some tips because this girl thinks she has the metabolism of a Somalian marathon runner and can eat whatever she wants and not gain a pound all the while watching Will and Grace reruns on Lifetime. My weekend was not a victory on the IE front, clearly.

    BABIES!! Men who love babies are so cute. I think a recipe for the shepards pie is in order. It looks delish.

  2. says

    My own suggestive title is “Josie Does Cake”. And it suggests that I’m ____ (fill in the blank).

    Well, the Tuna is old and would be on Viagra if it were human, but it still looks good!

  3. Ashley C says

    Love the suggestive titles & totally agree about road trips needing chips. For some reason road trips make me starving and crave junk food. Probably the boredom.
    I hope you’re joking about the crash diet thing… you know better than that by now & you seem to be making big strides with intuitive eating.
    Hope you have a good week!

  4. says

    I love road trips with my hubby! Sounds like a great trip. Your nephew is darling! mY sister-in-law just had twin boys. I’m so excited to meet them at Christmas. It’s tough being far from family…especially babies!

  5. says

    I wouldn’t do a crash diet I would just maybe do a 2 week stint of “crap free week” or clean eats only week. that should help.

    totally funny that you rhubs loves babies – i’d be scurrred LOLOL!

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