May 26, 2011

three things thursday

1. Goodbye Texas - Tonight's my last night in Texas. It's been a good trip but has definitely had its ups and downs. The ups? New cowboy boots from Dad, IHOP breakfasts with my sister and my best friend, ping pong tournaments late into the night, manicures with the little sister, and some quality tri training. The downs? Scorpions, spiders and constant mosquito bites, painfully hot weather to run/bike in, missing out on seeing some friends and a few other things. But tomorrow I'm off to Des Moines for the amazing wedding festivities of my friends' Justin and Laura and will be reunited with all of my DC loves for the weekend.

I thought this picture was appropriate given that I'm going to a wedding!

2. BRIC Workouts - I did my first bric workout today with a 3 mile bike ride followed by a mile and a half swim. It was awful really tough. I haven't swum all week and probably won't be able to swim in Iowa and a 3 mile bike ride that killed me like that makes me really hesitant about my capabilities to bike 10.5 miles after swimming. And then running a 5k. This tri thing is playing my mind like a fiddle.

3. Packing - I'm usually pretty awesome at packing just the right amount of clothes for a trip and fitting it all into a carry on bag. While I managed to pack 4 weeks worth of clothes and stuff into 1 small carry on suitcase, somehow, I'm borrowing a small duffle bag from my sister to get everything back. I don't understand it. The only things I've bought since I've been gone are 2 books, a pair of dress shoes for the wedding, a pair of bike shorts, and a pair of cowboy boots (which I'm wearing on the plane tomorrow) yet none of it is fitting into my bag. I just don't understand it. And I always pack the same way so it's not a matter of how I'm packing. I hate being a crazy bag lady and carrying a million things through the airport but that will be me tomorrow and again next week. *Sigh*

I won't be posting from Iowa so have a great weekend!
Next time you hear from me, I'll be back in The Big Apple after being away for a month!
It'll be so good to be home!


  1. I have found that the vacuum bags that you can suck the air out are the best thing for packing for a trip!!

  2. I agree with Rorie! Have a great weekend :)

  3. I hate packing for the way home, always so much harder and I have no idea why. BTW, if you're looking for a link-up for Three Things Thursday, I just started one. Pop by my blog if you're interested.

  4. Hope you enjoy Iowa! Have a safe trip!


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