Yesterday, I cleaned out my closet.
I wish I were using that as a euphemism for something more exciting, like weeding my unruly Google Reader or de-friending people on Facebook. But, no. On the heels of yesterday’s running shoe purge, I decided to just go ahead and tackle the rest of my crap, too.
And that’s how, today, I ended up here:
The Container Store. The ultimate one-stop solution for your #firstworldproblems.
Seriously: an entire retail industry built on the premise that people have too much shit. And will readily spend their hard-earned money on plastic containers to more efficiently organize that shit, thus making room for…more shit.
Ah well. I’m no better than the rest.
Even after filling two huge garbage bags with stuff to donate, my closet was still packed. (I am actually not sure how this is possible, given that I am really not much of a shopper these days. I blame race tees!) So I filtered out the winter stuff. Not gonna be needing those sweaters and running tights any time soon!
One pack of vacuum-sealed storage bags later:
Under the bed they go. Now I have room for that new dress. Ah, the cycle continues.
And of course, I couldn’t get out of The Container Store without an impulse purchase or two.
I don’t know how I lived without this before.
Today’s EAT: I popped open a can of soup for dinner tonight. Which is unusual because I don’t really like soup. Or seafood that comes in a can.
This Bar Harbor Clam Chowder was pretty good though. I think I got it at Whole Foods. If you’re an ingredient-reader, the list is pretty simple. (I’m not generally, but am when it comes to soup.)
I topped it with a little pepper and fresh thyme (from the terra cotta balcony farm empire!) and ate it with a hunk of baguette (not made by me, unfortunately).
Not a bad little dinner, actually!
Today’s DRINK: Since I’m taking it easy on TEH BOOZE this week, let’s catch up on a beer from last weekend.
This Kennebunkport Brewing Company Wheat Beer was on sale at TJ’s so I thought I’d give it a shot. It was okay. A little on the watery side. It was still a cold and refreshing treat, but the flavor was just meh.
Today’s RUN: An easy and pleasant six miles at dusk. It’s been cool enough to run in the evenings this week and I’m taking full advantage!
Stats from last week (a couple of days late – oops):
M - OFF Tu - AM 4.1 easy (36:20, 8:51 pace); PM 4 mi w/ 3 X 1 mile repeats @ 10K pace (treadmill, 29:35, 7:23 pace) W - 8.2 easy (1:13:04, 8:55 pace) Th - 5.4 easy (45:08, 8:21 pace) F - 4 easy 34:30, 8:37 pace) Sa - 10K race (45:34, 7:19 pace) + WU and CD, 12.7 total (1:43:34, 8:08 pace) Su - 6.1 easy (single track trail, 1:09, 11:18 pace)
Total: 44.5 miles.
This week is going okay so far, but I’m still slacking big-time on the speed work. I’d hoped to get at least one quality workout in before Brooklyn next weekend. Maybe tomorrow?
Today’s QUESTION: How often do you clean out your closet and donate old stuff? I feel like I haven’t done a proper purge in a while. Even though we’ve moved twice in the last couple of years, I’d been hauling around some crap that I hadn’t worn in forever. Good riddance!