• 35m 19s
  • 3.01 miles
  • 11m 44s /Mi

Lunch treadmill. Why are my glutes so sore?! Super warm and sweaty.

  • Walking
  • 05m

Quick walk with Ellie Mae. Cold front moved through so it’s chilly out now.

Sport #1
  • Walking
  • 13m

Ellie Mae

Sport #2
  • Yoga
  • 15m

Whooop I sold my old Garmin on eBay! I put it online after I got back in town last week and set a "buy it now" price of $150. Boom - so glad because this offsets the price of my new one 

  • 50m 10s
  • 4.05 miles
  • 12m 23s /Mi

I ran! My legs weren't too thrilled about it, but I got out there anyway. 60 degrees (sorry people who are getting snow!). Wore long sleeves but definitely should have gone with short sleeves.

  • Walking
  • 11m

Cool down with Ellie Mae.

After some Googling, I quickly realized when I was in London I ate chicken tiki masala, not chicken tandoori, and I recreated it tonight. It was UNBELIEVABLY good! I even made some gluten free naan - it wasn't terribly authentic as it was a "quick naan" but close enough. I can't believe I'd never really eaten Indian food before - the spice combinations are some of the best I've ever tasted. Going to make a turmeric rice tomorrow night for the leftovers. 

Also, I binge-finished the Prime Video show Fleabag this weekend - SO GOOD. I'm so sad there won't be any more seasons. It's British-raunchy, so some mature content. But jeez I could not stop watching it! I read that the creator (who is also the lead actress) said she wanted to end the series on a high note instead of stretching it out and diluting it with more episodes. And that the season 2 ending was perfect (it was). It was just nominated for a slew of awards, Emmys, Golden Globes, etc. I hope it wins everything!

  • 1h 00m
  • 15.86 miles
  • -----

Got on the trainer!

Can't believe I'm working so few days in December. Between my London trip and Christmas I'm in the office for 10 days this month LOL! We have our staff holiday party at noon today, then we are free to go home. But I'll just be working at home because I have a big thing I need to send around Monday. I'd rather do it at home though, so all is well.

An annoying side note - a couple of my co-workers live "in the city" and take the train to work most days. And on days like today when we have staff outings, they ALWAYS are asking for rides. It's mildly annoying, but not a huge deal. This one gal today asked Christina for a ride - she said OK - but then said can we wait until 12:30 to leave? The thing starts at noon! And it's a 10-minute drive. I dunno... TAKE AN UBER whenever you're ready?! I have such little tolerance for that kind of thing these days. You CHOSE to live in the city and CHOSE to not drive one of your two BMWs today... it's kind of up to you to figure it out, no? LOL

  • Walking
  • 10m

Ellie Mae

I almost got hit by a car running a red light this morning. HEART RATE ELEVATED! It was so weird because I was second in line at a stoplight turning left. The car in front of me was almost through the intersection, so it wasn't like this jerk was running a yellow light - cars had actually started to turn. Then as I proceeded, a driver from the left just decides to blow through the red light into the oncoming traffic. There were two lanes turning left, but I was left-most and would have gotten hit on the drivers side. We all honked incessantly at him and I was rattled! For all the crazy traffic and drivers in Atlanta, this is the first super close call I've had.

In other news, I made myself a little half marathon plan starting next week for Tallahassee. I'll plan to get out this weekend to ease into it, but I've been enjoying some time off after the run streak. After Tallahassee I'll only have a few weeks before I transition into Ironman training, then it's off to the races- as they say.

  • Walking
  • 07m

Ellie Mae

Back from London! Had such a great time. Going to go and back-fill some tidbits both to remember them and in case anyone is interested in planning a trip themselves! Strangely, I'm not jet lagged or tired at all. The time change didn't affect me that much - it was only 5 hours, and I didn't get up super early local time at all when I was there so I think that helped. 

ALSO - my Vessi shoes were clutch. LOVED them. If anyone wants a $20 gift card, I have one to give! It has to be used by Jan. 31 and right now they have 15% off and free shipping. Christmas gift for anyone on your list? Let me know and I can send it your way!

Overall thoughts on London: I LOVED IT. It felt like a different version of New York - bigger, more genuine, more real, but the same vibe.

  • Riding the Tube was a trip - I was fascinated by it and took it everywhere. When I got home last night and took Atlanta's MARTA train, it felt really small and ridiculous that all of the residents in suburbs who have tried to get MARTA line extensions have voted it down. It will always be small, which makes me sad.
  • The London Pass was worth it. I was worried it wouldn't be, but I added up the admissions from all of the places I went and I would have spent 191 pounds without the pass. I spent 125 pounds on the pass. It was also great because I don't think I would have seen nearly as many cool things without it - having it and looking for opportunities to use it really made it worth it.
  • The maps apps where you don't have to use data were surprisingly accurate. I only have a work phone and wasn't going to ask them to pay for international data, so I downloaded a few mapping apps that can locate you without data (how?!) and route you via transit, walking, etc. I used the "" app to get EVERYWHERE and it worked well.
  • I had been reading a lot about safety and pick pocketers and thoroughly freaked myself out about it - for no good reason. I mean yes, you have to be aware of your surroundings and not make yourself an easy target, but I totally did NOT need the money belt I purchased or need to be so freaked out. I used a small cross body purse that I wore under my coat, and that worked brilliantly. It was concealed, but easy to get into when I needed. I only carried a bit of cash, a credit card, my passport and a spare phone charger - left everything else in the safe at the hotel. Never felt in danger with anyone getting weirdly close to me or being distracted or anything. Maybe other countries are more dangerous, or maybe I was just overly prepared, but all was well.

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