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Annnnnd”¦ I’m home.

Wow. That trip felt like a time wrap. Boston —> New York City —> Boston. So glad to be home— at least for a little while.


I never sleep well in hotels (because I’m usually on edge and wake up every hour worried that a stranger is going to come into my room and kidnap me), but I slept like a rock last night. Apparently, there was a ton of noisy street construction outside our hotel window, but Beth said I slept right through it. I don’t know how it happened, but it did. I guess I was really exhausted.

Once we were ready for the day, Beth and I headed to Birch Coffee for breakfast.

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I ordered a cold brew coffee with soy milk and an egg and cheese sandwich on a flaky, buttery, holy yum croissant.

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Yummmmm! Cheese and I are best, best, best friends lately.

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After breakfast, I said goodbye to Beth and then walked to 34th & 8th to grab the Bolt Bus home. I was supposed to take the 10:00 bus, but I managed to hop on the 9:00, which was running late. Hooray! Good timing. And I got home an hour early!


At Birch Coffee, I bought a Lenka’s Nuts & Berries Granola Bar to eat on the bus. It was made with rolled oats, cashews, peanuts, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, brown sugar, and raisins. The bar was really crumbly, so I made a mess trying to eat it on the bus. Oops. It was really delicious though!

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I also bought a banana from a street vendor (on my walk to the Bolt Bus) to eat as a snack.

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When I finally got home, I was hungry, but dinner was just a couple of hours away, so I threw together a salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, pickles, sliced ham, truffle oil, and balsamic vinegar to hold me over.

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Once I finished my salad, it was time to start packing and preparing for Reach the Beach.

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On my What to Pack for an Overnight Running Relay post, a few of you guys mentioned packing each of your running outfits into a separate Ziplock bag to make finding things easier. You guys are so smart. I love this idea, but I didn’t have any large Ziplock bags on hand, so I used some drawstring race bags that I had laying around. I always end up saving these bags, but I never know what to do with them, so I’m glad that I could finally put them to use.

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I laid out all three of my outfits, each with a running top, bottom, sports bras, socks, and even a (matching) BIC Band.

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Then, I rolled up everything nice and neat inside each of the individual bags. (I plan to use these bags for my sweaty post-run clothes too.)

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I still have a little more packing to do, but I’m about 90% done. The rest I will finish in the morning. I can’t believe Reach the Beach is so soon! Ahhh! I’m so excited!

BIC Bands Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a set of BIC Bands. Here’s your winner:


I’ve been wanting to try a bic band!! So many bloggers talk about them and how wonderful they are! Not to mention that they are super cute too!! I would love to win one and try it out!!

Congrats, Britton! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize.

If you didn’t win, but still want to get your hands on some fun BIC Bands, OpenSky is offering a deal on them right now. Get them while you can!

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