One More Maryland Run

Today was all about wrapping things up and getting out of town. We slept in our empty apartment and I woke up bright and early for a run.

I was determined to get in one last run on my favorite path. I went slow and easy for a few miles since I felt a little jacked up from sleeping on the floor.IMG_9531

Then, I threw together a quick breakfast, blogged and headed to one last Kickboxing class. I added cereal to this yogurt bowl post picture.IMG_9555

I didn’t think I was going to have time, but we were pretty much done with everything and I was able to squeeze it in :) I will miss KB here so much!!!IMG_9557

Midway through class I felt hungry (which is really weird). I ended up grabbing a smoothie from the cafe and eating a PB&J (that I packed up yesterday) when I got back. IMG_9559

We did the walk through with our apartment management and handed over the $2,000 penalty fee they charged us for breaking our lease early. Ouch :( This really really sucks, but there was no way around it and Ben had already pushed back the start date of his new position as much as possible.

This move really hurt us financially and we still don’t have any furniture for our new place. Oh, did I mention I don’t have a job in CA yet? Um yeah.  

First things to do in California:

1. get a job

2. find a bed for super cheap

3. give people piggy-back rides for $1.00 a pop – it’ll add up eventually

After we handed over our life savings to a company that hasn’t exactly given us the best customer service in the past we decided to just let it go and move on…to Panera.IMG_9596 Ben was actually hoping it would storm today and give us a proper send off.

I am currently spending my last few minutes in Maryland eating Panera, using the internet and watching it downpour. I stole the lid of his bread bowl. IMG_9588 

I ordered the Pick-Two and got the Strawberry Poppy seed salad (sans chicken) and half a turkey sandwich. I was looking for something with protein other than tuna (the last time I got it here it was no good). But, I ended up eating the baguette with butter instead and will save the sammie for later.  I haven’t eaten meat for a very long time (but hate labels), so we’ll see if I end up eating this sandwich.IMG_9591

I have two bags to check because we will be living with only these things until we move into our condo in August. This means one of my bags is full of clothes and the other is full of running essentials and food that I couldn’t toss (too $$$). IMG_9564

We have a direct flight to California – which means five and a half hours of boredom computer work and bothering Ben. Next time you see me I might be in the air (pending the internet situation) or in California!!!


  1. says

    Holy crap! I can’t believe they charged you so much money to break your lease. That’s painful. I hope you have a good trip HOME!

  2. says

    So sorry to hear about the highway robbery with the lease fee. Ouch. BUT you are paying for freedom. Think about all the new paths you can take!!

    I wish you safe travels and know all of this is working out for some crazy reason you may not even know yet!

  3. says

    Awww, that sucks but just forget about it and start afresh!
    Ive always wanted to go to California! Good luck with the move and job hunting :~)

  4. says

    Ouch, those penalty fees are brutal. Moving is expensive, no matter what.
    I hope you have a great flight.
    My fingers are crossed that you get a job ASAP.

  5. Ashley C says

    Wow I can’t believe today was the day! That went fast! Hope you have a good flight and welcome back to CA :-)

  6. says

    It’s all so scary and exciting right now! Good luck as you travel across the country and next time I see you, you will be a California Girl!! :)

  7. Margie says

    I understand how you are feeling, because we are going to break our lease too(month and a half penalty). It sucks, but what can you do. Good luck!

  8. says

    I am so sorry that you are having to pay that large fee, but I am sure that in the end it will be for the best because you will be back home in california and you wont have to worry about snowy winters anymore!! :)

  9. Lorin says

    Yay California! I live there too, but there’s june gloom right now. Wow, I would never be able to run and then do kickboxing; running 3 miles is enough for me :)

  10. Marlon @MeInTheBalance says

    Yikes! $2,000?! I’m sorry to hear about such a steep penalty. I hope everything else goes smoothly. My family and I live in North Orange County. Let me know if I can be of any help to you guys. I’ll let you know if hear about any good deals on furniture.

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