Happy Thursday. Welcome to another Running with Spoons Thinking Out Loud link party, where stream-of-consciousness is the name of the game. Thanks to Amanda for hosting.

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I was only out of town for a few days, but since I’m going to be spending this weekend at a conference, I’ve felt extra crazed about getting everything done in three days that I would normally do in five—multi-tasking like crazy. In keeping with the Thursday theme, here’s some randomness for you to chew on.

1.) On my trip to Miami last weekend, I was really impressed with the dining options available in the airport. On my flight down, I enjoyed a really decent salad and a banana IMG 9417 300x300 - Thinking Out Loud: Takeoffs and Landings (and airport food)

and on the way home, enjoyed this salad with grilled fish (trying to remember—I think it was mahi-mahi?) while killing time before boarding. IMG 9470 300x225 - Thinking Out Loud: Takeoffs and Landings (and airport food)

2.) For people without time to grab a meal, I was also impressed by the different healthy snack options, especially at Laguardia.

3.) Speaking of snacks, if you’re looking for any protein bar recommendations, a Yahoo Food article I was featured in went live over the weekend.

4.) Also in snack news: when we got into Miami Saturday afternoon, my mom, sister, and I went out walking around the neighborhood and shared some oysters and two salads as a snack. One had duck, and the other had seared tuna. Apparently, I was all about fish on salad last weekend. IMG 9425 300x225 - Thinking Out Loud: Takeoffs and Landings (and airport food)

5.) I used to think I hated to fly—takeoffs and landings could reduce me to tears, even when I was, like, 25 years old. I’m not totally sure what changed or when, but as long as I’m on my own, I’m more or less okay. The anxiety is really the hard part. Once I’ve gotten to the airport and located the gate, I’m good. That said, I still get antsy about delays and the like. Who doesn’t, I guess? I have quite a bit more travel coming up this year than I have in a while, so I suppose there are some things I’ll have to get used to!

Do you love or hate to fly? Any favor airport eats?