West meets East

Good Morning friends :) Ben (who is on CA time) called me last night and I didn’t end up going to sleep until after 11pm! I know that’s not late for some of you, but I am an “eight hour a night” girl all the way! So I am once again dragging this morning.

Today is a Rest Day – this means I should do some cross training or something active instead of running. I always say this, but I will write it again – I swear by rest days. I have learned the hard way that my body (and probably your body too) needs rest! Rest days help prevent injuries and improve morale :)

I used the apartment’s gym and did 30 minutes on the elliptical. Big whoop. I also did about ten minutes of hand weights :)

Breakfast was a Greenish Monster (spinach, naner, strawberries, almond milk) and PB toast :)DSCN0310

West meets East – As you know I am a California girl all the way. I was born, raised and have always lived in Southern Cali. Well, this whole Maryland thing is a completely new world for me. I thought I would share my thoughts as I make observances about my new little world…

Observance: While driving Ben to the Baltimore airport this weekend the freeway was pretty clear, but no one was going that fast?! I don’t get it, the road is open – DRIVE!

In California if there is no one on the freeway the speed-limit is as fast as your little car can take ya… Oh, and you don’t get in the fast lane unless you’re actually fast – other drivers get pissed if you are in the “fast lane” and only drive the speed-limit.


  1. says

    Ha that’s funny. I feel like it’s always the Maryland drivers who ride on me when I’m not going fast enough. Drive down to DC if you want some speed!

  2. says

    i agree! i think where i live hands out licenses like candy! we also have the massholes who are the exact opposite of those you described: the ones where they drive 100+ in the fast lane only to cut across 4 lanes of traffic in .2 seconds to get to the exit.

  3. says

    hm, i disagree. not all CA drivers know that they are not supposed to be in the fast lane unless they are going fast… but i admit that i’m probably not objective on this topic as i’m german (aka from the country with no speed limits whatsoever… :-) )

  4. Jess says

    I grew up in the Baltimore-DC corridor and lived in Columbia, MD for several years (currently re-located to MA)..I think the reason you don’t see people cruising is two fold – legal unmarked police cars and the expectancy that you will hit stopped traffic soon. Behind LA, the Baltimore-DC corridor has some of the worst traffic in the US. Anyway, I have been reading your blog for a while now and never commented, first time for everything, keep up the good work!

  5. says

    Hmm, I’m guessing it’s because you weren’t driving during rush hour, because then I-95 means 95mph or you get run over!

  6. says

    Ugh, I have to agree with you on this one. I hate the drivers here! They drive slow in the fast lane, and don’t even let it think about raining…as soon as there is a little droplet, everyone slows down to a complete crawl!!! Annoying.

  7. says

    drive up north a little, like NJ or NY, or even MA. you’ll find PLENTY of drivers that want to go their own speed, i.e., as fast as possible, especially if they’re behind you.

  8. Cat says

    As a fellow resident of Columbia, I tell ya that there are TON of speed traps… esp. on the parkway to BWI. They like to hide & be all sneaky. Lord knows that I have found all the spots where the cops like to hide on 100 :) As for the Columbia drivers, you’ll soon realize that most of them are horrible drivers. When I first moved here, I was appalled at how bad they were! Ok, mini rant over :)

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