This Saturday, I start my travels to Thailand.
I am looking forward to escaping this cold brutal winter. Â I am looking forward to spending my February basking under the hot sun, in 90 degrees Thailand. I am excited to endure the chaos of Bangkok, shopping at the night markets, seeing the skyline view at Sky Bar. I am ready to breath in the beauty and zen energy of the Buddhist temples. Oh and I can’t hardly wait to visit the elephant sanctuaries of Chang Mai or to island hop the Thailand coast.
Although, all of the above, sounds lovely…
there is one thing I am dreading…
The 24 hour flight I will have to endure to get to my destination – tropical paradise.
It definitely will be interesting…
The longest flight I have ever been on was a 13 hour direct flight from Brazil to the USA. This time I will be flying for 12 hours, switching planes, and flying for another 12 hours. Ugh, sounds dreadful… but well worth it.
I guess I will have to keep my eye on the prize, and remember that in the end, I will get the chance to see some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And Â who would pass up playing with their own personal elephant in Chiang Mai?
So my game plan to keep myself busy while traveling for 24 hours is to read and knit.
Yep, read and knit.
Because I have been so busy: running, working, holidays, planning this trip, and others for the year, I haven’t had much time to sit, relax, and get my knit on. Sadly, I have only completed one project this winter, fingerless mittens.
So I have a really fun knitting project to work on while traveling. It is called the Laura Loops: Salt and Pepper Cowl.
This is found on the Purl Bee website. I chose this project because everything about this piece is small, so it will be easy to throw in my carry on bag.
When it comes to reading, I have tons of books stored on my iPad. However, the books I have planned to read on this trip are all on running.
- The Big Book on Endurance Training and Racing, by Dr. Philip Maffetone.
- Run Fast: How to Beat Your Best Time Every Time, by Hal Higdon
What running books are your favorite? What do you do while traveling?
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