Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Thanks Stef for picking up the slack. Given your increasingly mad skillz at the cooking it's no surprise that your nutritionist was giving you some thumbs up.

So what's with my radio silence? In a word: travel. In the last week, I've flown from Oakland to Alaska to Washington, DC and now I'm in a layover in Denver waiting to go back to Oakland. On top of that I had a nasty head cold that kicked my ass and had minor knee injury that sidelined me for the last two weeks.

I am here to be a huge fan of ruts. Ruts ROCK. Ruts that keep you accountable to yourself and make you feel just plain weird if you don't follow them. Because in the face of no being able to do cardio, I still did the strength training (abs routine and two sets of 15 pushups every other day). In the face of traveling and getting in to Fairbanks at 11:00 pm, I made sure to take my blood sugar. In the face of BAAAAD conference food, I turned down the breakfast pastries and went found a 7-11 that had hard boiled eggs and bananas.

Bay to Breakers is in a month and I get home tomorrow where I will then leave for Minneapolis on Sunday and come back Tuesday. I'm still plugging away. I am itching to get back on the treadmill. I am planning to do cardio every day, alternating running with the bike to build up may endurance for the big day. I am itching to make my low-carb almond meal pancakes and have a ginormous salad with walnuts, goat cheese and a riesling vinegar dressing. THOSE are the things I crave now.


Stef said...

Your travel schedule is cah-razy! I'd love to hear any more tips you have for eating well while on work/conference travel. It's a real challenge. I'm sure it'll feel great when you get home.

Curious - do you make your own riesling vinaigrette dressing? If so... recipe please?

DC Food Blog said...

The vinaigrette is all about finding riesling vinegar. It's just 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Tips on eating well during work conference:

Get a salad plate for a buffet and fill it half full with salad or the vegetable option

Turkey Sandwiches are your friends.

If you are planning a conference, make sure there's plenty of fresh fruit and yogurt. If that's out of your control, find a 7-11 or starbucks.

30 crunches in your room before bed. 10 push ups. Even if you can't find a gym, you can fit that in.

Hotel plated food is actually good for you because it's fairly well portioned protein-vegetable-starch. Eat half the starch.

When ordering room service, make sure to replace the fries (because EVERYTHING in room service comes with fries) with a salad.