Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Winding Down

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind to say the least, but in a good way!

I feel like I haven't really sat down to unwind in forever. Everything has been go go go go GO!

Yesterday, I had an obligatory rest day. Literally, I felt like I had been hit by a bus! Everything hurt. It was a good hurt, though. A "be proud of yourself, but don't do that again in the immediate future" hurt. And a "have fun standing up or sitting down!" hurt. And definitely a "hahahahahahahahahaha don't even look at stairs today" hurt.

Thanks, muscles.

I realized what I really needed to do was to finally wind down after weeks of excitement.

And these are the 3 things that I turned to! 

1. Post Half Marathon Goodness - Alex was sweet enough to meet me at the finish line with a bag full of Lush products, including this one that I had never tried before! (Or maybe he was just trying to politely tell me something....) It was just what I needed to pamper my poor, tired feet. Alex's dad, on the other hand, knew I'd need some Deep Heat (kind of like Icy Hot for Americans...) and I've been using it like it's about to go out of style!

2. Good Reads - While I'm lathering myself in Deep Heat, I need something to occupy my time. I bought "The Casual Vacancy" the second it came out in September. I read about a quarter of it before I gave up. Come on, JKR! Where are the wizards?! (Kidding, kind of.) But I recently picked it back up with full determination! I'm nearly done. Next on the list is "Gone Girl" which has been popping up everywhere recently! I knew I had to grab a copy. (I have a terrible habit of buying books in the midst of reading 2 or 3 other books... gahh...) I'm most excited for one month from today when "Clockwork Princess" comes out. It's the last book in one of my fave series, and the suspense is killing me!

3. Tea & Biscuits - DUH. I can't sit down for a good book or just some peace and quiet without a cuppa tea. Call me British at heart; I've gotten so accustomed to drinking tea and letting it make me feel warm and cozy on the inside. And don't get me started on Hobnobs. I have a pack by my bedside table (don't judge me) and I think that may explain my strange dreams......

It feels good to unwind finally! Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to start running again and finally start work here in England (a topic for another post). But for now, it feels good to relax!

How you do like to unwind??


  1. Ive heard a lot about Gone Girl too... I need to read that one.

  2. Ah I completely agree with all of the things for winding down!
    I'm so impressed that Alex met you with LUSH PRODUCTS! I wish my boyfriend did that... haha.

    I usually watch TV, eat good food, and paint my nails.

  3. I would definitely be interested in your opinion of Casual Vacancy. I finished it last month...I definitely needed a book upper after that. And I just got Gone Girl as well, can't wait to find time to start that. As for relaxing post race, I'm definitely planning on doing an Epsom salt bath, my favorite form of recovery ever!!

    1. Email me!! I'd love to have a chat about Casual Vacancy!
      Good luck this weekend!!

  4. Hobnobs will be the death of me...especially since I realized they come in dark chocolate. We have to now only buy them as a special treat. If they are in the house I take that to mean I can have one with every cup of tea...I drink a lot of tea. ;)

    How are those books? I'd love a review!
    Bonnie Rose | The Compass Rose


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