Happy Monday! It’s the start of a short, holiday week so Monday doesn’t feel as rough. That, and I’m on vacation :) I’d like to think I brought some of the Florida weather to the Northeast because apparently it’s “not cold” this week. I beg to differ, but I’ll keep my
complaints comments to myself.
I’m in New England on leg #1 of my weeklong trip around the Northeast. Boston –> Pennsylvania –> Rhode Island. I’m not sure how often I’ll have wi-fi, but right now (Sunday) I’m sitting in my hotel room, having just returned from breakfast, and just feel like chatting.
Going off the popular blogger theme: “If we were having tea this morning…”
If we were having tea this morning…I’d start off by talking about Boston. If my cold-weather-hating self could get past the temperature, I would be plotting my move to Boston. This is only my third time in Boston and, even though I didn’t do that much sightseeing, I got a traditional (yet modern) and homey vibe. I love the mix of historic buildings with contemporary apartments and restaurants. I can’t bring myself to look at the cost of living here, but I assume it’s expensive. Saturday night after dinner we went to the tree lighting at Faneuil Hall. With the weather, music, lights and confetti (as snow), it definitely felt like Christmas. Have you been to Boston?
If we were having tea this morning…I’d ask about your plans for Thanksgiving. This is actually the first Thanksgiving I will have ever celebrated with my mom’s side of the family. Thanksgiving has always been with my dad’s family and Christmas with my mom’s. My cousin on my mom’s side is getting married this weekend so it worked out best logistics wise to spend the holiday with that side of the family. How do you split time with family during holidays?
If we were having tea this morning…I’d confess that I hate Thanksgiving food. It’s a secret I normally keep to myself because I get a lot of wrath for it. Here’s the thing: I hate mushy foods. I just can’t deal with the texture! Mashed potatoes (sweet or regular) = mushy. Stuffing = mushy. Graving = mushy. I made sure that the turkey and salad/vegetable would be gluten-free, so I’ll be good to go. Do you like Thanksgiving food? What’s your favorite?
If we were having tea this morning…I’d talk about my marathon recovery. Last week was all about yoga, and I felt great. I’d by lying if I said I didn’t miss running last week, but the focus on cross-training seemed to have paid off. Yesterday I went for a short and slow 3 mile run and felt completely normal. I could have kept going but wanted to stop when I still felt strong. I’m going to continue short runs (aside from my annual Thanksgiving run with my dad) when I can squeeze in a workout, but other than that, I don’t know what will happen with exercise this week. Do you workout when traveling? During holidays?