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Four Miles

Happy Wednesday friends! Halfway through the week and maybe some of you have a short work week so you’re even closer to the end. Have a great day πŸ™‚

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Tuesday morning started out on a high considering I woke up and wasn’t congested. Isn’t that the best feeling after being sick for a few days? I felt like a new women while I got ready for work and was able to breathe without a box of tissues right next to me. For breakfast, I had some scrambled eggs and toast with cream cheese.

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At lunch during work, I kept reading my latest book “The End of the Jews” by Adam Mansbach. It follows three different people, who happen t be Jewish (thus the title), that are faced with choosing between people they love and their preferred art form. I got a little less than halfway through it and enjoying it so far. Unfortunately I think I will have to take a pause in reading it while I travel so I don’t lug this around with me.

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After work, I got home as fast as I could so I cold change for my run. The last time I ran was a week ago and each time I thought I would be okay enough to run it didn’t happen. It was glorious to sweat again. The week off caught up to me at the end since my legs wanted to go fast at the beginning (oops) so my splits were pretty inconsistent. Oh well! I was just happy to finally run again. It was absolutely gorgeous out. Less than a mile in and I regretted wearing a long sleeve with my shorts. It felt like shorts and tshirt weather and it’s Decemeber – crazy!

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Once I was stretched, showered and in pjs, it was time to pack. Alex and I booked some pretty cheap flights to visit my family over Christmas and I prefer to pack ahead of time to avoid forgetting anything. It was the hot mess express as I called it, I could not decide what I wanted to wear and then I was trying to pull some stuff for Alex as he was walking through NYC which was so loud for some reason. The tricky part about packing for a holiday – figuring out how to pack gifts so the other person can’t see them while also leaving enough room for bringing anything back. Somehow I miscalculated days and good thing Alex noticed or we would have each been one outfit short.

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After attempting to pack and not feeling it, I worked on dinner. Operation Eat Everything In The Fridge was a success in that all leftovers were gone but a fail since there weren’t enough leftovers for two people. Instead of having pasta like Alex did, I roasted a potato for my dinner and topped it with a tiny bit of cheese, ketchup and hot sauce. So good! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I could eat a roasted potato every day of my life and not get bored of it.

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When dinner was all cleaned up, we actually packed (thanks babe!) and sat on the couch. Like the wild party animals we are, Alex and I had shots of Emergen-C. Alex figured just getting over a cold and traveling would be a recipe for disaster so extra vitamin C was a must. We hung out on the couch and watched part of a “Stranger Things” episode before heading to bed.

Question of the day: Are you someone who packs in advance or rushes around last minute?

19 thoughts on “Four Miles”

  1. Oh yeah, I’m the biggest procrastinator when it comes to packing! I’ve even packed the same day I’ve left before! HA! Maybe something I should work on one of these days! πŸ™‚

    Roasted potatoes really are so good all the time! Those and sweet potatoes are a frequent in my kitchen!

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    1. I try to pack in advance so it’s semi put together and so I don’t overpack either! It’s hard though on occasion. I’m curious how tonight will go since we have to pack the gifts without the other person seeing lol plus the must have toiletries.

      I feel like I’m the only person who doesn’t like sweet potatoes so I never have them. There’s always a 5lb bag of potatoes though!

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  2. I usually pack the night before…my husband on the other hand, makes these piles of things he wants to take days (sometimes weeks) ahead of time. It drives be bonkers because I can’t stand clutter!

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    1. Okay I am your husband and Alex is you lol. Usually I leave out stuff like underwear and socks after I fold the laundry so I know it’s out and ready. But only the Sunday before we leave not weeks ahead of time!

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  3. I’m definitely a last-minute packer. I have a trip planned to New Orleans in a few days for Christmas and haven’t packed a single thing! One day, flying by the seat of my pants will catch up to me, that’s for sure. Also, congrats on the 4 miles!

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  4. I am THE worse packer ever. You’d think with as much as we travel, I’d have it down, but I don’t. I hate having the suitcase out (it used to stress my dachshund out) and I don’t like the clutter so I wait until the last minute and then I notoriously overpack. I do keep separate toiletries and such so I don’t have to repack those all the time. πŸ™‚

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    1. I hate the clutter to put I’d rather put clean laundry in a nice pile then put it away in drawers lol. I just started keeping all my toiletries together and it’s such a time saver! I just need to grab the bag and add makeup before heading out.

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  5. I should be someone who packs in advance as I always forget stuff but I haven’t learned from my mistakes yet:(🀣
    Glad to hear you’re feeling better!

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