I’m back in Chapel Hill and getting organized after my whirlwind few weeks of vacation (stay tuned for a fun recap of it all tomorrow)! I love traveling, but I love my real life, too. :) It’s nice to be home again, especially since I got to see this guy!
Matt and I went for a nice bike ride yesterday after I arrived home from Philadelphia. It was fun — our bikes hadn’t been out to play since our triathlon!
Matt was excited to try out his fun new Pittsburgh bike jersey that I got him for his birthday. Cool, huh? :)
Matt’s from Pittsburgh, and we saw this jersey when we were there in Easter and went biking with his parents. I made a mental note to secretly buy it online once we got home :) Hehe.
We biked for about an hour, covering 9-ish miles.
By the time we got back, it was dinner time! We decided to bust out this fun sample I got at the Healthy Living Summit on Saturday.
Quaker was the main sponsor at HLS this weekend, and had a booth set up to give away some samples of new products. Apparently they own Near East — I had no idea! I snagged these new quinoa blends and we tried out the roasted red pepper & basil flavor last night.
Matt cooked up some chicken and veggies for us (just sautÃ©ed them in some olive oil, garlic, and various spices) and served the mixture atop the quinoa/brown rice. Deeelish!
We enjoyed dinner out on our patio, watching heat lightning and listening to approaching thunder. Lots of storms around last night! Made for a cozy evening in :)
I’ve spent the morning getting caught up on blog stuff (check out my updated travel page!) and now it’s time to hit the gym and get organized for school — year #2 of grad school starts tomorrow and I’m most definitely not ready yet. Yikes! I have fun plans to meet up with the grad school girls tonight — can’t wait to see them again :)
Have a wonderful day!
p.s. I was nominated as a Top 50 Most Inspirational Healthy Tweep! I’m so honored to be included in such a great list of health-minded people! Please click here to see the list and vote for me? :) And if you aren’t following me on Twitter, I would love if you did!
p.p.s. I added in the nutritional information per bar to my Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Granola Bars recipe page — check it out! Thanks to reader Jill for calculating it for me :)