Solo shopping day

Jet lag is still on but at least I didn’t nap for the entire day. Progress. Progress. πŸ™‚

I spent the entire day alone with only 2 tasks: pick up my race packet, and shop!

The starting line is 2.4 miles from where I stay and I had 20 min easy run on schedule, so I jogged there and picked up the bib and shirt, forgetting the pins. It’s a local race organized by school, so I expect to see a lot of families.

After changing at home, I went to Georgetown, wanted to visit Apple Store, Gap, Tjmaxx and Lulu. After I got there, I realized apple store is under renovation and Gap closed. Sigh… honestly, as economist, I’d say the economy is not doing well, many empty store front in Georgetown, which is usually packed.

I got quite a lot at Tjmaxx for husband and the girls, then got 3 sport bras and a t-shirt at Lulu. I’m replacing my sport bras from 2 years ago, super happy with the purchase. I wanted to get more running shorts but was not super excited with the colors. I am happy that I didn’t buy anything that I was not super excited about, which sometimes I did and regret later.

I still had to find clothes for the girls, so I took a bus to Friendship heights. I learned to use apple wallet for the smartrip, what a great invention!!! So easy.

But first I had late lunch at Chipotle. The size was HUGE so I packed the rest for snack later. It was super super yummy, I should replicate at home.

trip to Gap was a success, I got mainly for Sofia as she doesn’t have any long pant and long sleeves. Super happy for my accomplishment. πŸ™‚

I was planning to go to Apple store to get a new pair of Ipod and keyboard, but felt I should not keep walking before a race. I ordered online and took metro back to the hotel.

Once back, I packed everything as I have to change room the next day, so watched Sex and City while fighting the urge to sleep early. I managed to go to bed by 8pm, my usual time. πŸ™‚

This trip made me realize I need longer time to adjust to the time zone for my Chicago marathon, at least 1 week, better 10 days, because being jet lag will impair my performance and it would be such a pity.

Will report back on Sunday’s race :D. I slept better last night than previous nights, so maybe I have a change to PB.

5 thoughts on “Solo shopping day

  1. You are in the US! I’m waving hello from New Jersey πŸ™‚ Not too far from DC.
    Sounds like a great day. I am going to get a Korean facial today after reading about your experience the other day.


  2. I hope you had a great race. Dealing with jetlag is no joke and I agree that if you fly for a race, you have to factor in the adjustment time or it will impact your performance.

    It sounds like you had a nice day of shopping and good food. Do you enjoy those kind of “solo days”??


  3. That sounds fun!!! I would love to have a solo shopping day like that. Yes, a lot of things are closing. Our Gaps around here all closed (sob) and lots of other stores. But, we still have some good ones- Old Navy, Target, TJ Maxx, etc. Anyway… I hope the race went well! I can’t wait to hear all
    about it.


  4. Looks like a fun day! And YUM, I love Chipotle so much. Whenever we travel, taking the bus always intimidates me the most of any other transport. I feel like I never know which route, where they go, etc., and I never know exactly how I’m supposed to pay the fare. Haha. Where I live, no one really uses the bus, so it’s not something I’m generally that familiar with. Well, when I was in college I took the bus downtown a lot, but I knew the specific routes and stops that I needed. It’s certainly a cost effective method of getting around though, so I should really be better about learning to use it in cities we visit.


  5. That is a bummer that a store you were expecting to be open is closed. That is sadly the case in a lot of downtown business district type of places. I used to do a lot of shopping during my workday but now all of the stores I used to shop at have closed – Banana Republic, Gap, Marshalls, etc. I mostly miss Banana Republic as they have awesome sales but you never know when you will find something great so it’s nice to be able to go often. I haven’t stepped foot in a Banana Republic since the pandemic now that there isn’t one downtown anymore.


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