What I do with 17 days of vacation

by - Saturday, January 03, 2015

Well it's the third day of 2015 and I have still run zero miles this year. I'm pretty OK with it though. I ran some miles on NYE, and I've been busy enjoying the last few days of my epically long Christmas vacation.

Last miles of 2014. Sunny and cold. #runchat #runnerds #fitfluential
Last miles of 2014

I've been off from work since December 19, and I seriously have no concept of days of the week or time anymore. I keep thinking today's Sunday because it's 7 p.m. and I'm watching the NFL.

I've been seriously enjoying the time away from work and school though. It was much, much needed.

So what have I been doing on my almost three weeks of vacation?

Well I've read four books and I'm half way through my fifth.

I binged watched the final season of the Newsroom and caught up on some movies that were in my Netflix queue (Wolf of Wall Street, Silver Linings Playbook, Divergent)

I watched The Interview because 'murica.


My brother, his girlfriend, best friend and I dug out the N64. I proceeded to lose in embarrassing fashion during Golden Eye, but was dominating at Mario Party.

This is going down right now. #welovethe90s

I spent tons of time with family.

Dear Landon, welcome to life as a poor tortured Philly sports fan. Love, Jess
Got this little guy is his first Phillies jersey.

I watched the Terps beat Michigan State on the road in double OT in our first Big Ten game of the season.

Maryland double game watch crew.
MSU game watch crew

I fell asleep during the Terps bowl game because we were getting spanked my Stanford, and 10 p.m. games are the worst.

I rang in the New Year with some of my favorite ladies and played bocce in a dress and heels.

Happy New Years from some of my favorite ladies!!
Can you spot the hilarious unintentional photobomb in this picture?

I spent Thursday curled up on the sofa watching the Caps win the Winter Classic and LOL-ing at FSU's loss to Oregon.

Friday, I cleaned and organized my closet, which was quite the task. I now have a massive bag of clothes to drop off at Goodwill.

And today, I got to watch the the inaugural B1G basketball game at Maryland.

First B1G home game of the season! #goterps

The Terps beat Minnesota and moved to 14-1 (2-0) on the season, which is our best start in like 18 years or something like that. We're ranked #12 now, but we'll move up after our two wins this week and a helpful loss from #6 Villanova. Top Ten here we come!

So that's what I've been up to. I still have two more days of vacation (I don't go back to work until Tuesday), so I plan to do some more reading, probably some running and mayyyyybe finally start that case study that's due the first day of classes this semester.

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  1. Nice! 17 days off is a lot. I only got 12 this time, having to work the mon & tues before christmas and finally getting back into the office today. So glad you got to have fun with everyone! Hope you had an easy time getting back into the daily grind today.