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My New Running Buddy

Happy Tuesday! I just want to say thank you for the well wishes for my new job. I was a little nervous to share because to leave a job after 5 months (especially your first job after college) is pretty unusual but you guys are the best!! Have a great Tuesday 🙂


My commute to work was a little longer than normal considering I flew my Newark to Detroit. Luckily my flight wasn’t until 9:50 am so I didn’t have to wake up any earlier than normal. Once I was up, I got dressed and finished packing the last few items. I made up a filling breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon. I kissed Alex goodbye then headed out the door. 


Driving to the airport meant getting stuck in some rush hour traffic of people going to New York City. I made it to the gate with extra time to spare thanks to TSA Precheck for security. The last time I flew, I brought a reusable water bottle to save some money but forgot to grab it this time. Since I’m constantly drinking, I bought a water bottle before boarding. A sweater (or blanket scarf) and water are some of my travel must haves! 

I landed in Detroit and my lord it was cold! Yes I know, 55° is not that cold but after having temperatures in the 70s/80s for weeks, that was a drastic change. 

I drove to the office my boss is located at and we went to lunch. I had a turkey wrap with mustard, spinach, lettuce, pickles and cucumbers. So tasty after a morning full of travel! 

The afternoon was a bit of a worldwind with meeting a TON of new people and learning more about what my team does. My boss’s wife is traveling this week so he has double the parental duty so I left shortly after 4. So far so good at the new job!


My boss told me about a running trail right by the hotel I’m at. I wasn’t sure if it would be a good place to run but decided to try it out. I figured worst case, I would turned around and just run on the hotel’s treadmill. The trail was stunning! So many people out on it so I felt safe the whole time. I even made two new friends while on it. The deer were so close, if they were any closer then they would’ve been on the trail. I did get a few weird looks since I was running in shorts and a t-shirt. That’s what happens when you don’t check the weather before packing, oops. 


After my run, I showered and started researching restaurants in the area. I found a Mexican restaurant and it looked good. The food was great! They made the salsa table side which I had never seen before but it was SO good! While eating all of the chops and salsa, I read my book. I never know what to do when I’m at a restaurant by myself so I probably look like a weirdo. For my meal, I had chorizo enchiladas. Unfortunately the chorizo wasn’t as good as I though it would be but oh well. It was still good and filling!

I spent the rest of the night in bed watching tv. Does anyone else get into House Hunters and then get annoyed when the person complains about the paint color in a room? (Just buy a gallon of paint!) No it’s just me? Okay. I watched that and Shark Tank for a while before heading to bed. 

Question of the day: What do you do when you eat out by yourself? I always feel awkward and don’t know what to do with myself!

18 thoughts on “My New Running Buddy”

  1. You do you! Seriously it’s your career and only you know what’s best for you! Glad it’s going well so far 🙂
    That trail looks amazing!
    When I’m by myself, I almost always get takeout and go back to wherever I’m staying. I’m super introverted so I prefer to be by myself.

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  2. Congrats on the new gig– gatta go back and check out the deets.
    I’m glad you found a new running trail too– sounds perfect.
    And I left my first job out of college after a few months too for a better, more fitting opportunity and I’m fine. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Julie!
      I’m sad I won’t be able to run on the trail more often since it’s beautiful.
      Thank you for sharing that!! I’m so happy I’m not the only one who left their first job soon. You are doing more than fine 🙂
      Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  3. Congrats on your new job Maureen! I love running in new places.

    I don’t normally eat out by myself. If I have to, I just get the food for take out and go back to my house / hotel room lol. I hate eating by myself so when I do it I’ll watch some YouTube or the TV.

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    1. Thank you Nathaly! Running here was so fun and I’m definitely going to miss the trail I found.

      I normally don’t eat out by myself either but sometimes it’s necessary. I’m definitely getting takeout one night and bringing it back to the hotel.

      Enjoy the rest of your day 🙂

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    1. I will randomly see deer all the time then go weeks or months without seeing one. I was just shocked at how close to the trail it was! Eating alone once becoming a mom seems like some fantastic quiet you time 🙂

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