Thinking Out Loud #7

In sad running news…I had issues with the hotel treadmill and didnt feel safe running around downtown San Antonio so instead of running I did some more ab work and a little arms.  My stomach was so full of food I didnt do a super long workout, but a little is better than nothing right!  Also hense why I have a food baby…dont judge me!

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I have some travel related thoughts to share with you today.  Ready?  Ok!  Linking up again, main site here.

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  1. I had a meeting at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country and was blown away.  I didnt see the rooms but the grounds were beautiful.  They had an amazing pool area, lazy river, relaxing patio and impressive lobby.  I was there early because another appointment cancelled on me.  Needless to say I spent the hour outside enjoying the gorgeous weather and catching up on some work.

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2. I went to Big Lou’s Pizza, a place featured on Man vs. Food.  It has GIGANTIC pizza.  I of course didnt get a gigantic pizza but had to try it out.  It was standard take-out pizza fare.  Better than average and definitely tasty but I was disappointed that they didnt have any specialty pizzas.  I like when a local pizza place has the make your own option mixed with some specialties they have cooked up themselves.  Oh well, le sigh.  I didnt love the ambiance of the place and honestly wont go back.  I think Im going to do a post on San Antonio food later on with more deets.

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3. Im staying at a pretty nice hotel in San Antonio and the gym is the size of a closet.  Hilton…you have done me wrong on gyms for the last time.  Small rooms, small gyms, no self parking, poor restaurant service = not a happy guest.

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4. I found this really interesting restaurant called Bliss close by the hotel.  They had a quite patio (which is where I was seated), solid wine selection, and creative menu.  I ordered the duck which was DELICIOUS and the key lime pie.  All Im going to say about that right now is Meringue…for…days!!!

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5. Anyone else watching Crazy Ex Girlfriend?  Im pretty sure its going to be cancelled but right now Im enjoying it.  Its a musical comedy that I find hilarious.  Joe hates it…of course…but its about a crazy woman who sings wildly inappropriate songs about whats going on.  Its the mindless kind of TV I enjoy 🙂

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6.  I think next week we are going to try going artificial sugar free.  I dont know how hard/easy its going to be.  Im a little apprehensive about it actually.  Have you tried going sugar free before?  We met a couple at Disney that had great success, and a few other bloggers I follow have done it also.  I love dessert though, so maybe its a good thing I do this.  Any suggestions on substitutions so I dont lose my mind?  Any tips?

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7.  I have 5 miles for Friday and 12 miles for Saturday on tap this weekend.  I think my head is in a bad space because I just REALLY dont want to do it.  Luckily I got an email from my running club with a “we miss you message”.  Silly how such a simple little message can refocus you.  I still dont really want to run, but knowing my group will be there and doing the mileage I need to as well makes it that much easier.  Plus its a 6:30 start time now so I dont have to get up so early!  Yay for getting an extra 30 minutes of sleep.

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8.  In case you missed my tieks review (link here)…another reason I love these shoes is they dont give you pinkie toe blisters.  I wore one of my ballet flats Tuesday and got a nasty blister on my pinkie toe.  I didnt even walk a lot that day.  Oh tieks, if you werent so expensive I would have ordered every pair by now.  Saving my pennies and waiting for christmas instead 🙂

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9.  Its been fun San Antonio but Im ready to go back home now, K Thanks 🙂

CHIME IN!!!  Have you been to San Antonio?  Do you like duck?  Are you running this weekend?

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I don’t know that I could ever go 100% sugar-free, but I definitely try to limit my processed sugars and stick to fruits and dried fruits instead. If you still eat those, then weaning yourself from the artificial stuff is a lot easier! That and dark chocolate — lifesaver.

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  2. I went to San Antonio a few years ago and really liked it! I think it was this time of year too. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

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