Books, Daily Happenings, Running, Weekend

A Going Away Party

Happy Sunday! What is the weather like by you? It started off sunny yesterday but then turned grey and rained on and off. According to the weather report it’ll be raining all day again. But that’s okay! It just means it’s appropriate to stay inside reading and baking all day right?! I hope the sun is shining by you and that you have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

When I woke up yesterday, I was ready to run. Unfortunately the run was less than fun but that’s okay. Not every run will be amazing and that’s okay! I got out there and ran 8 miles at a 9:27 pace. I walked into the apartment in a not so great mood but found Alex laughing on the couch to this video. It’s a 98 year man who finds out how old he is and it’s the cutest and funniest thing ever! Just a warning that there are curses in it. Alex and I both said we hope to be as careless as that man when we are older.


After a shower, I got settled on the couch to finishย Big Magicย by Elizabeth Gilbert. This book was hyped up online so I wanted to try it out. I felt like it wasn’t so much about how to live your best creative life but how she lives hers. Maybe that’s the whole point of the book and I was just expecting something different though. She made creativity seem like this giant part of your life that is almost a religious type part of our lives. I personally don’t believe that creativity is like religion but I do think it’s important. That’s just my opinion on the book though! If you like it then that’s great.


We had a few errands to runs with a stop at the library and some cards to pick up. While out, we grabbed some lunch. I had a buffalo chicken wrap that had lettuce and a little American cheese in it. It was delicious! I haven’t had a buffalo chicken wrap in forever which is shocking so it really hit the spot. Plus some sour cream and onion chips to finish off the meal because they sounded good so Alex and I split a bag.


When we got home, I grabbed a new book. I’ve read of few of Liane Moriarty’s novels so I grabbedย Truly Madly Guilty. Then I meant to take a super quick cat nap of 12 minutes…and ended up sleeping for at least 30 minutes. Sorry not sorry! I started to type up this post while watching the Olympics. Snowboarding was on and man are those guys talented! 3 full rotations is considered “very pedestrian” for them… how crazy is that?! #3 rotations is almost too easy for them.


One of Alex’s lifelong friends is joining the army and leaves Monday for basic training. Some people got together as a going away dinner. We all met up atย The Alchemist and Barristerย in Princeton. Since it was raining, I thought people would stay home but there were a lot of people out. We didn’t have to wait though even with a group of 9 people which was good. For dinner, I had the Dublin spring rolls which is technically and appetizer. It’s shredded corned beef, sauteed cabbage, carrots and scallions. It came with a Guinness mustard that was really good. It was the perfect size to make me full but not over the top full.

Everyone chatted over drinks and food. Around 10:30, we all said goodbye and got home. Alex and I put pjs on, caught up on the Olympics (yes the bar had it on but it’s not the same), and watched The Office before heading to bed.

Question of the day: What was your workout yesterday?

18 thoughts on “A Going Away Party”

  1. I also ran 8 miles and it wasn’t super easy, but I’m glad I did it. I’m curious to hear what you think of Truly, Madly, Guilty. It’s no Big Little Lies, but still decent!


  2. I feel ya on not every workout being a great one. I was going to weight lift today and then started and was like “nope!” and took a shower instead hahah. I had started to read Big Magic last year and just thought it was okay, so I didn’t finish it. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t totally 100% wowed by it, haha.

    We’ve been watching some of the Olympics, too, and have been so impressed by the snowboarding! Those men and women are simply fearless!!


    1. Girl I will happily give you book suggestions at any time! I love recommending books and hearing what someone thinks. My best friend and neighbors from growing up texted me this past week asking for some haha. It’s one of my talents and I should probably add it to my resume ๐Ÿ˜‰

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