Hello from Fort Fun! (that would be my hometown of Fort Wayne).
About a week ago, I went to a young professionals event and met some really great people. There were a couple of awkward silences…but that just happens sometimes I guess. Making small talk, someone asked where I was from and I replied that I was originally from Fort Wayne. He then went on to ask if I called my hometown anything else…??? I thought that was a strange question. Do you have multiple names for your hometown? He then told me that he had heard it called Fort Fun and wondered if it was true. While I think Fort Wayne is a great place to raise a family, I think the nickname “Fort Fun” is more of a joke rather than a serious nickname…but I could be wrong.
Anyways…on to lunch!
After coming home from the gym, I sent out another job application, responded to some e-mails, then headed out for a 3 mile run and the next thing I knew I had to shower, pack, and get ready to head to “Fort Fun.”
I quickly whipped up a salad using the rest of the baked tofu and some chopped veggies topped with a salsa and hummus mixture. It was delicious!
With food in my belly, I then headed out to a meeting about volunteering for a local arts organization before I officially hit the road. Although the drive home is only two hours…sometimes it is a long two hours. Today, the drive was long. I was thankful to finally pull into the driveway of my parent’s home-sweet-home.
As soon as I got there, Mom and I got changed into some workout gear so that we could head to one of my mom’s favorite group fitness classes, BodyCombat. BodyCombat is a Les Mills exercise program that is pre-choreographed to music much like BodyPump and RPM. It is a “high intensity martial arts inspired cardio program” that lasts 55-60 minutes. It was my first time taking the class, but I have to say that I LOVED it! My mom and I both agree that this workout is very empowering and makes you feel like you could use the punches, kicks, and ducks in an actual fight…although I probably won’t risk trying it 😉 Some of the footwork was a little bit “fancy,” but I can imagine that after attending a couple of different classes and getting used to the format things would get easier.
After our sweaty workout class, Mom and I were more than ready for dinner. Mom had purchased a new (to us) fish called Swai. I had never heard of it and neither had Mom, but it was on sale at the store so Mom thought she would give it a try. What a good decision! It had a mild flavor, was nice and sturdy (it didn’t fall apart as Mom was cooking it), and tasted great with some taco style seasonings that Mom put on the fish.
I put my fish on top of some lettuce with onions, mini sweet peppers, and avocado with salsa. Mom put her fish along with some veggies in a soft taco shell with some cheese. We both agreed that it was delicious!
Mom also had a little surprise for me when I got home…a free sample of coffee for the Keurig! Gotta love a free sample 😉
Now, we are watching Mom’s new favorite show, the New Girl. I have heard a lot of good things about it, but never taken the time to sit down and watch it. So far, I like what I see!
Have a great evening!
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