12 Miles in the Early Morn’

I set my alarm for a few minutes after 5am to get up and out the door. I have 12 miles on my schedule for today and since we’ve had a change of plans I needed to get it done early!

I did the usual pre-run ritual… coffee and PB&J toast. Then, I was off!IMG 9684 800x600 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

I didn’t feel good, didn’t feel bad. It was okay. I think I’m getting to the point where I just want to be done. Luckily, I have 2 back to back vacations the week right after my race so I will have no choice but to NOT RUN. IMG 9681 800x600 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

I got home and did 3 minutes of stretching before getting ready. I haven’t been putting on make-up or doing my hair lately so it took a lot longer than I’m used to! By the time I was almost done my stomach was rumbling.IMG 9686 800x533 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

I used the leftover broccoli slaw salad to make an egg scramble. Yes, the salad with the chickpeas and dressing and everything. It’s good! I cooked up the slaw first, then add eggs and cheese. IMG 9692 800x533 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

Now we’re on our way to Wrightwood for a funeral. It’s about 2 hours away from home so I’m sure snacks are in order at some point. IMG 9691 600x800 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

^^^^That was all written this morning on the way, but I didn’t end up getting wi-fi until I got to my mom’s just now. So, to continued…

The funeral was a celebration of life and it was beautiful. Ben’s co-worker’s wife passed away after being very sick for a very long time. I appreciate that funerals remind us to hug out loved ones a little closer <3IMG 9699 800x600 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

After the service we went back to his co-workers house for fellowship, food and friends. I don’t get to hang out with the people Ben sees everyday very often so I enjoyed it.IMG 9698 800x600 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

I love a my guy in a suit.IMG 9696 600x800 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

Then, we headed home. It is a gorgeous day and a beautiful drive though so it went by fast.IMG 9703 800x600 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’IMG 9704 800x600 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

We stopped somewhere random to use the restroom and I spotted a Falafel place! SCORE!!!

I have been craving falafel like a crazy person! Seriously. Does that happen to anyone else?IMG 9705 600x800 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

I got the falafel plate – it came with 5 huge balls, pita and a bucket of hummus. I dominated it.IMG 9707 600x800 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

Ben didn’t realize falafel was made out of chickpeas. When I told him he said he was taking me to “CA” – Chickpeas Anonymous. If dipping falafel in hummus is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.IMG 9709 800x600 thumb 12 Miles in the Early Morn’

Now I’m at a family party at my moms! I promised myself a drink tonight so I don’t know when we’ll see each other again…

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Comments

  1. Carrie says

    “If dipping falafel in hummus is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.”
    hahahah too funny! seriously love your posts, monica! your blog quickly became my new favorite after reading it…i seriously always look forward to reading rer!!

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