Back to Alaska

July 11, 2011

I have landed in The Last Frontier again, but I was not excited to come back. 🙁


My flight left at 7:40 a.m. CST (central standard time) from Minnesota, and we landed in Anchorage at 10:10 a.m. AKST (Alaska Standard Time). (Did you know Alaska has its own time zone!?!?)

Since my body thought it was 1:10 p.m. when we landed, food was a priority—especially since I only had a (small) granola bar, an apple, and a couple handfuls of cereal to eat for breakfast. I was starving!

I had a coupon for a free Subway sandwich, so I figured this was a good time to use it, seeing our cupboards hadn’t been restocked!


I’m not a huge fan of Subway, but I’m not going to pass up a free sandwich.


I ordered the Subway Club with pretty much all the fixings. I’ve gotta get my money’s worth.


I spent the rest of the day:

– unpacking,


– doing laundry,

– organizing my things,

– and grocery shopping.


It feels good to have everything back in its place. I can live out of a suitcase for a while, but it gets old.


One thing I am glad to have back is my own kitchen (despite its severely out-dated look), and the opportunity to cook my own food again.

I tried to stick to a fairly-healthy diet while I was in Minnesota, but since that wasn’t always the case, I was happy to get a Green Monster back in my life tonight.


I also had snacked on some Newman’s Own organic pretzels.

These are probably the best pretzels I’ve ever had, and they don’t contain any weird ingredients. Love that!



As for running, I took today as a rest day because I knew it would be hard with traveling and then wanting to get unpacked and organized, but I will definitely be at it again tomorrow!

Here’s a recap on my mileage from last week (7/4 -7/10):

Monday: 7 miles

Tuesday: 4 miles

Wednesday: 8 miles

Thursday: 4 miles

Friday: 0 miles

Saturday: 12 miles

Sunday: 5 miles

Total: 40 miles

I am really happy I hit 40 miles this last week—especially since I am recovering faster than after my first marathon!

It is time for me to go to bed since my body thinks it is 1:00 a.m. CST, and I’ve been up since 2 a.m. AST.

    1. I am not a huge fan of subway either. Not sure what it is but it just doesn’t ever appeal to me. But like you, I wouldn’t pass up free either lol. Glad you had a great trip and made it back home!

    1. ha, i’m not a subway person either. the smell gets me–everytime! but sometimes it’s the only option so i’ll take it. 🙂 (or when it’s FREE!)

    1. I’m glad you’re back, but also sorry you had to leave mn! I know exactly what that feels like.

      I also loved subway more when i could get the veggie delite for 3.75, but noe that it costs the same as the meat sandwiches, I’d rather get a better sandwich.

      1. When I first moved up here, the veggie delight was $3.25 (or something like that)!! I saw that it is now as much as the meat sandwiches; what’s up with that??

    1. I always love coming back to my own house after being on vacation. Just seeing your bed again is great.

    1. I’m with you, love being back in my own kitchen and cooking skills. And back to a regular routine, but I do love to go as well! 🙂 Welcome home.

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