Back to Alaska

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.


8 responses to “Back to Alaska

  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!

  2. 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!)

  3. 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.

    • 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??

  4. 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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