Friday during work, I spontaneously decided to take off early and go up to Philly to visit my sister and nephew. I still had a little comp time left from my trip to San Diego, and though Wil and I had plans to go up on Sunday just for the day, I really had nothing else going on during the weekend. I found a bus that goes from DC to Philly for $15 (!) with free wifi, so I ended up being on that bus within 2 hours of deciding to go up!
I was SO glad I did that. The bus allowed me to read and nap and was pretty painless overall, and I made it to Philly by 6pm on Friday. I spent as much time as possible during the weekend like this:
And had such a nice, relaxing time! We cooked, ordered Vietnamese food, and just tried to lay low a lot of the weekend.
Harper is doing great, by the way. He still has oxygen and getting off of it is his next big hurdle, but given the miracle that he is I have faith. He’s up to almost 9 lbs and doing a lot of eating, sleeping, farting, and burping like any other baby.
Though I did get a lot of relaxation in, I also go in a nice long run in absolutely gorgeous running weather. My sister is also into running, so we took her dog Sadie out first thing on Saturday. I ended up doing just over 10 miles, but my darn Garmin wouldn’t pick up satellite for the first 1.6 miles of the run and it was making me crazy. I ended up stopping for a bit at the separation point (where Wendy was turning to make a shorter loop home) and it finally picked up signal and kept it for the rest of the run.
8.63 + 1.6 miles = 10.23 total
I was really happy that the 8.63 that the Garmin picked up were at a 9:30 pace – very fast for me! That’s my stretch goal pace for my half marathon, so fingers crossed I can stick with that pace on race day.
Sunday, my parents ended up coming to meet us for brunch, before I got on the bus home. Brunch was great, but the bus ride home was not nearly as pleasant as the ride up. I had the most ridiculously obnoxious person sharing my bus seat, and he would not leave me alone. I would close my eyes to try to sleep and he would just keep talking to me. I put my headphones in – same story. I had to literally say “I am going to read now” about 3 times before he’d let me read my book/stop talking to me. During one point I was passed out, and I had to say “I’m sleeping!” because he was just talking to me constantly. He then said he was just talking to himself, nto to me. Ok…
Towards the end of the trip, he finally let me finish a really awesome book called I’m With Fatty (full review coming soon because it was amazing and deserves it’s own post) and the SECOND I closed the book I closed my eyes. I always like to stop and take a few minutes to think about a book after I read it, especially if it really resonates with me like this one did. This time though, that was not an option. “So what is that? A diet book? It can’t just be a diet book. I need to lose weight, I should be the one reading that.” It would not end. As soon as the bus pulled in I practically trampled over him to get off the bus and power walk towards the metro. Argh!
Besides the rocky bus ride home though, the weekend was really great and I was glad to get some quality time with my sister and little nephew.
How was your weekend? Did you travel somewhere or stay put? Have you ever had an annoying companion on a bus or train ride?