As the cab pulled up, I could feel the grin spreading across my face. I got out and inhaled the cold, crisp air. Home at last.
I walked into the front hall, dropped my suitcase, went into the kitchen and hugged the kitchen counter. Yeah, I was happy to be home.
Don't get me wrong. Paris was lovely. The city is beautiful and there was plenty to do. But it lacked the comforts of home. Namely a comfortable bed. Words could not describe the happiness I felt when I actually got into bed at 6:30 pm that night. I think I actually giggled as my head hit the pillow.
I love a good vacation as much as the next person but I find that I usually fall out of my routine when I'm away. I get that's part of being on vacation but I usually end up letting my fitness routine slide when I'm away as well. I can only take so much before I start to crave my little routine again. I hit that point by day 6 in Paris. I think my pants hit that point a couple of days earlier, ha ha. But that's okay. I kind of like letting myself get just a little bit out of shape so I can work at re-building once again. Good thing my Boston training starts December 29th. It's time to start getting serious again. I've been so inconsistent over the last 3 weeks. Routine is calling my name once again. I heard it all the way across the Atlantic.
I was also jonesing to get home and start getting the house set up for Christmas. This was going to be the first year we were going to have a tree (we didn't have the room for one before) so seeing all the lights and decorations up around the city really put me in the festive spirit. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am for the weekend. G and I are attending a swim clinic in the morning and then after that, I've made it very clear that we have to go and buy a tree. I'm looking forward to spending the afternoon blasting Christmas tunes and decorating the tree. If you follow me on Instagram
, I'm sure you'll see pics of it. Speaking of pics and Instagram, I'm going to leave you with a few of my faves from Paris.
|Lights in the Jardin du Tuileries|
|More Lights at Place Vendome|
|Lights, once again, on the Champs Elysee |
|Musee D'Orsay. What an amazing building|
|That famous tower.|
What do you think? Did you have a favourite pic?
|Bleu, Blanc et Rouge|
My faves are the first one and the last one.
Are you usually happy to be home after a vacation?
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