What a day! It started innocently with an amazing run and 20 min strength workout at the gym
followed by Ezekiel toast with refried beans and blueberries. I’ve been waiting to try refried bean for a while, finally got a can at Trader Joes. Unfortunately it was nothing extraordinary.
Since I arrived DC last Thursday evening, I’ve been having issues with my eyes (very dry) and even a bit of congestion in my nose. I thought it was caused by my contact lens. it was pretty the previous days but it got better later in the day so I didn’t think too much of it. But yesterday I didn’t even run with my contact lens and by 9:30am I could barely open my eyes and the congestion in my face was causing headache. Then clic I realized it could be seasonal allergy. I’ve never had allergy during my 11 years living in DC but I know many of my friends suffered. I asked my friend what medicine to take and went to CVS to buy them. It was closed, I had to wait on the street for 15 min while having the pain. I got these two and took a nap hoping it helps. But unfortunately it didn’t.
I had a lunch date with an old friend so I managed to walk half blind to the restaurant. Ordered a salad with roasted leeks and turnips, roasted kale with chickpea, baked tofu with tahini turmeric dressing and blended seeds. It was quite tasty but I couldn’t enjoy it much due to the discomfort. After lunch, I decided to go to the ER and my friend kindly accompanied me
Fortunately they checked on me relatively quickly. And it was seasonal allergy that caused conjunctivitis. They gave me Sudafed for the severe nasal congestion and asked me to put eye drops for the dry eyes.
I took the pill right away and an hour later, I was feeling much better. The congestion went away and I could open my eyes. Thank God! I felt so miserable and finally understand the pain of those that suffer seasonal allergy.
My mom sent me pictures of my lovely girls… missing them hard
Jet lag was also hitting me hard. I felt lethargic and overall tired, so I took a catnap and woke up around 6pm.I had two blood oranges before heading to whole food for a walk and to I could find something new
Whole food was packed as usual, many GW students buying their dinner. I wandered around and got some snacks and grounded beef for a stir-fry for dinner
I made a stir-fry rice noodle with cauliflower, bok choys and healthlife ground beef, seasoned with soy sauce and salt. It was really filling.
a bit later, some ice cream while catching up with Scandal
an hour later I finished this plate of kabocha, sooooo good, it left me really stuffed.
What a fun way to spend Sunday. I had to cancel my dinner date because I wasn’t sure if I’d get better. But I’m glad I did because I enjoyed the relax evening, preparing myself for the busy week ahead.
It was only day 4, while I enjoy the alone time and the freedom to do whatever I feel at the moment, I terribly miss my family. Being with them could be restrictive and tiring at the time, but they fill my heart and soul.