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Thankfulness and EXCITING NEWS

Happy Holidays friends! Now it’s December, I can finally say that!! I hope those of you who celebrated all had an amazing Thanksgiving!

 

My Thanksgiving started at 5am with two cups of coffee and some fartlek. It was my first “proper” speed work run (not including tempo runs) in months, and it felt SO good to get the legs moving fast again! It was tough, but a great run: 15 min warm up, 12×45 seconds @ 1500m pace with 90 sec recovery, 15 min cool down. I actually did this one outside (although for safety reasons I’ll normally stick to the treadmill when it’s dark outside and I have to run alone) and I feel like my super-cool neon orange fleece earwarmer made me even faster. Safety AND style in one go;)

 

In the evening after work my co-workers and I sat down with PSL lattes and a vegan pumpkin pie from Whole Foods to share. This was the first slice I demolished, followed by at least three more… Top of the things I am thankful for this year is my bottomless pit of a stomach when it comes to pumpkin pie ;)

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I also may have gone a tad crazy with Black Friday shopping, which I blame entirely on the fact that the day coincided with both my day off and with payday. My wallet took a beating, as did my toes thanks to my fellow crazy shoppers, but I made it out alive {just} with almost all my Christmas presents for family and friends! I am a reformed last-minute panic Christmas shopper :) And I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of things for myself…

 

…including the iPad air, which I am obsessed with already!! I’d been planning to buy one for a while so I could blog/do work/watch tv shows etc. on my commute without having to lug my laptop around with me. And of course the first thing I did was download a running book that I started reading whilst running on the treadmill this morning. 6 easy miles of Greg McMillan’s wisdom was perfection. I’ll post my thoughts on it when I’m finished :)

 

During my run I also listened to my new fave running track: Imagine Dragons’ track “On Top Of The World”. It’s AWESOME and I may or may not have listened to it on repeat for the entire run…image

 

I just got home from work, and it’s definitely a breakfast-for-dinner kinda night. After a long day, all I want is something quick and warm to eat. So oatmeal (topped with the mandatory mountain of almond butter and strawberry jam) it is with a side of New Girl. Same old, same old.

 

Oh and EXCITING NEWS I have just booked some plane tickets and am jetting off to Europe the day after tomorrow!! I am meeting up with one of my BFFs, Lucy, who has been backpacking around the continent for a couple of weeks! I can’t wait to explore my destination (which I’m keeping secret for now hehe;) and be reunited with Luce <3

Love this chica!

 

Did you celebrate Thanksgiving, or do any good Black Friday shopping? What was the highlight of it for you?

 

Tell me one thing YOU are thankful for!

 

Next post will probably be from the airport! See ya then! <3

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14 Responses to Thankfulness and EXCITING NEWS

  1. If by the off chance your secret destination should be Germany I’d insist on a blogger meet-up :D. I hope you’ll have an amazing time in anyway. Reuniting with friends is the best!
    While we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving over here and there’s no Black Friday shopping in tow for us I’m thankful for my family. I know it’s a standard response but so true.
    Miss Polkadot recently posted..Currently … November/December

  2. I’m glad to see you getting back into some speed workouts. I miss speed workouts and running in general honestly. I hope I’m going to start getting back into that soon. I celebrated black friday shopping online…I guess that is mostly Cyber Monday shopping right?
    Hollie recently posted..Thanksgiving Festivities

    • I didn’t realise quite how much I missed them until I started doing them again! And I know what you mean! Running breaks are great up until a certain point…and then you’re just dying to get back to it!! I hope your knee pain is going away by the way!

  3. Great job on some good speed work there :) It’s always good to really pick up some speed and feel good.
    That book sounds interesting – I’m such a fan of running books :))
    No thanksgiving over here…just a weekend of having to work unfortunately. Boo.
    Anna @AnnaTheApple recently posted..Exciting times at the gym

  4. Have an amazing time in Europe! I’m dying to go lol! :D

  5. Emma!!! You are back! I actually used to come here all the time to see if you were back, but then I thought you had stoped blogging for good. I just randomly visited you right now, and I was so happy to see that you are back :D
    I hope everything is good! Love your beautiful smile and hair as always<3

  6. Hi Emma! I don’t know if you remember me, but I just started my own blog and I’m so glad to see you’re back blogging! I love your blog and it’s very inspirational/positive/awesome. :D

  7. […] from Krakow, Poland!! In my last post I briefly explained how I’d decided to make a spontaneous trip to Europe with a couple […]

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