Today was a really fun day because our team had the opportunity to meet the Chief of Staff of a House member, visit the office of a House member, and go on a tour of the Capitol Building.  My favorite part was when our tour guide showed us a part of the building where if you walk to one end of the room and essentially whisper to the ground, people on the other side of the room can hear you.  She said it had something to do with how the sound hit the ground, got absorbed, and travelled to the other side.  It was bizarre!  Here are some pics of the things I was allowed to photograph.

View from the Congressman's balcony
Beautiful chandelier
Honest Abe!


I’m not exactly what you would call a creature of habit when it comes to food, but today was different.  I usually jump at the opportunity to try something new, but today I was craving sushi, so back to Cafe Asia I went!  This time I started with a coconut soup with mushrooms.  I love coconut soup, and I think it’s a hard item to mess up, so it was delicious…as expected!  And then, being a creature of habit for today, I ordered the same sushi for my entrée – the veggie roll and the avocado roll with cream cheese.  SO DELISH!  Have I told you guys that I love sushi?!

Refreshing iced tea 🙂
Coconut soup
Sushi galore!

Side note:

Fitting in workouts while traveling (especially for work) is really hard for me…usually.  This week my plan is to get in at least 4 runs in the AM, so that way I don’t have to worry about fitting them in later in the evening.  Before I go to bed I give myself little pep talks that go something like this, “You will get up and go run, even if it’s for 30 minutes because it will give you energy and make you feel good about the rest of the day.”  Let’s see how successful my self talks really are!  I am happy to report that I ran 4 miles this morning.  🙂  My goal is to switch from PM workouts to AM workouts moving forward, so this week is my transitionary period. 

Do you find it hard to workout when travelling for work or pleasure?  What do you do to motivate yourself?

By Parita

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