Well... who said I wasn't going to get much exercise here? E and I are staying in one of the conference overflow hotels, and when I booked this for us, I assumed it was a 10 minute walk to the convention center. Uh, haha!! That's a joke. It's easily a 30 minute walk up there, and I think they estimate it to be about a mile and a half. That means, because I got lost yesterday while walking up there (I have no concept of direction) I probably walked about 6 miles. Then, E and I woke up early today to go for our C25K runs in Boston Common. Can I say OW? I wasn't wearing the right shoes for my six mile walk yesterday (ballet flats not really supportive much) and so my calves are extremely sore. But it was worth it.
After our runs, we went to Dunkin Donuts. I have two raves to share with you. First, E had one of their new flatbread egg white sandwich. She said it was really great, with a subtle flavor of turkey sausage (not very chunky) all for less than 300 calories! I've fallen in love with DD's Toasted Almond iced coffee. I get it with one packet of Equal and no cream. No calories! Gotta love it! So, while we behaved this morning, we did have dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. I ordered some sort of pasta with eggplant, artichoke hearts, broccoli, kalamata olives and all sorts of goodies in there. Um... when it finally came out, it was HUGE. Seriously, I barely put a dent in it when I asked the waiter to take it away. E observed that I probably had a whole box of pasta placed in front of me. Seriously! I've always said that I would rather pay a bit more for a more reasonable portion, but restaurants seem to be concerned that we're getting more bang for our buck. Hmm. I wonder if they feel bad throwing out all my pasta that I didn't eat and that I couldn't take with me back to my fridge-less hotel.