I love Indian food. And I now know I will have to work out a lot to compensate for it with their sauces, fried dough, potatoes, nan, roti, etc... Getting food is an experience all of it's own. Last night I convinced Nikhil (one of the Indian fellows) to walk with me and order food to go for a group of us. We walked to New Paradise and ordered:
Chicken Hyderabadi (my current favorite)
some sort of Paneer - althought I have recently decided I don't like paneer.
For breakfast, at training this morning, we were served something the consistency of grits, but super creamy with sauteed veggies and a huge punch of spice. Sometimes I just want bland. So, then we eat pb&js, cereal, and fruit to find some balance and save our tummies.
Missing a LOT: COFFEE. Indians love their chai. So pretty much 1/4 black tea and 3/4 condensed milk. Yummy, sure. Effective? The perfect way to start a morning? Great way avoid an afternoon nap during a lecture? No... Shout out to #octanepocketbar at BofA. I am currently trying to find a french press (the one I had in Atlanta broke...). Life is better with coffee. And I refuse to settle for instant over the next 9 months.
It should be noted that our roof has now become the gym. I think there are a few parks in Hyderabad, but all require transportation to get to. And running here isn't very appealing with all of the traffic, lack of side walks, sideways looks, dirt, pollution, sewage, monsoon season... Intro: circuit training. Jump rope, yoga mat, and hopefully soon some bands sent from my mom!