Random thoughts Saturday

1. Yesterday was a rest day since I’m doing my last long run (12 miles) today before the half marathon next weekend. Yesterday was also the first time I wore real clothes and my wedding rings during the day since October 20th.  Don’t judge me, I work from home.

2. Do you know how many ounces are in half a pint off the top of your head? Me neither. I spent about 5 minutes trying to guess in front of the heavy cream in the grocery store before realizing Siri could figure that out in about 2 seconds. I’m not even sure how I functioned before the iPhone.

3. Charities outside of public places collecting money during the holidays annoy me. There’s no possible way (unless I win the lottery that I don’t play) to give to every one of them and I personally prefer to give my money to ones that have some meaning to me in one way or another without it being thrown in my face. Getting accosted by bells and begging children when leaving the store just makes me feel put on the spot & annoyed and therefore even less inclined to give.

4. Twist off bottles of wine are the biggest let down ever. Screw convenience, there’s something about popping a cork on a wine bottle that is part of the enjoyment of the whole thing. I feel ripped off when I buy a bottle without knowing it was a screw on, like last night.


5. The biggest thing that has been occupying my mind for the last week is whether or not to run the half marathon with my camelbak. Tough decision, I know. I do all my long runs with it and I raced with it last year at the Palm Beach half. I’m the kind of runner that needs liquids like every quarter mile during a long run and I’m worried that the water stations every 1.2 miles at Philly won’t be enough. But, at the same time it would be nice to not have that extra weight on my back. Thoughts?

6. Make this at some point this winter. Your house will smell amazing and your taste buds will be happy.

chicken tikka

7. I’m already making a second batch of these today. 23 hours. That’s how long they lasted.

8. I downloaded this book the other night after Jenna raved about it and am completely obsessed. It’s one of those books that just sucks you in and makes you believe in yourself and love. Don’t let the title (which I think screams trashy romance novel) fool you.


Happy weekend!


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    3. I agree. I mean I understand that these charities make a good amount of money doing this, but sometimes they’re a little too in your face. Somewhat related, there are always Planned Parenthood people trying to get people to sign petitions/donate near where I live. Even if I support what they’re doing, I’m not going to get roped into a 10 min. lecture or give them my credit card info. I’d much rather go online and educate myself, and then decide whether I want to donate. Hate that I have to avoid making eye contact when I walk past them.

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    Siri is just the best! I find it especially funny to ask her random questions, she comes up with some funny responses. I also don’t appreciate being accosted by the charities this time of year, it makes me feel like a bit of a grinch, but it’s annoying. Though I don’t mind at the grocery store when they ask me to add a dollar for Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner for a poor family. Go figure.

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    I think the only reason I knew the answer was 8oz is because I *just* made that jelly the other day, and I spent a long time looking at jars in the store before deciding on the 4oz ones. The 8oz jars were labeled “half-pint” jars, and so there you go. Could have called me. :P

    I think if you’re used to your camelback, go for it! :)

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    I’m with you on the iPhone. I’m really not sure how I didn’t get lost or was able to make decisions about things in stores without it.

    Good luck with your half next weekend! If you are already used to doing your long runs with it then I would use the Camelbak. Personally, I’d rather have the extra fluids and not need to use them all then need them and not have them.


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