The weirdest thing I have ever seen while running.

I somehow managed 7 miles on Friday morning.  There were a bajillion water breaks and stops to take pictures but after feeling like I was going to die for a few days this last week, I was pretty happy that I even finished the run.     

You have to admit, running by the ocean is the best.

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As I was running along a little path in the jungle area I came across at least (I promise I am not exaggerating) 20 monkeys.  It actually scared me really bad and it was the first time I didn’t feel safe while in Thailand…  I didn’t run on this portion again.  Good thing I didn’t smell like bananas because if I did then I would have been a goner.  

I think I hit a 4 minute mile pace as I was running away from them.

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I am really getting used to having mashed potatoes at breakfast every morning.  Why hadn’t I thought of this before?  Potatoes are in my top 10 favorite foods. 

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And the rest of the morning/afternoon was spent with three great things: reading, coke light and the pool.  

Then it was back to Bangkok for the night before heading home to Utah!!!!  Our last 3 person scooter ride together.

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Who knew that there is incredible Italian food in Thailand?!  I cannot stray from spaghetti, no matter how many different amazing pasta options there are on the menu.  It is just the best.

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We had a 3:45 a.m. wake-up call to hit the airport (luckily, a friend is actually on the same flight as me because I get a little nervous when I am on my own without knowing the language… I do understand what Mister Donut means though).

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Breakfast of champions before our flight took off.  

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Next time I see you I will be in Utah with this face (I found this picture the other day and I just love it too much).

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Safe travels!! The monkeys would have scared me to DEATH!! Swarms of anything freak me out!!! I will miss your fresh fruit pics!! Yum!!

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Yeah, I would have been scared of those monkeys, too! I’m glad you had such a great vacation and that you’ll soon be seeing Brooke again! :)

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Have a great flight home! I’m sure Brooke will go bananas when she sees you. :) I think those monkeys would have totally freaked me out too! I’ve never seen a real monkey, but I think 20 would have just been a little too much, lol.

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I would have been freaked out too by those monkeys. Good luck on your flight back. I can’t wait to hear how your reunion went with Brooke.

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I would have been freaked out by that many monkeys too! Safe travels1

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There is a restaurant in Milwaukee called the Simple Cafe and they have a mashed potatoe omelet that is amazing! You would love it and they have fresh baked bread that they toast and serve with it.

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Seems like your trip has gone by so fast! I can’t believe you saw monkeys on your run!…sounds adventurous!!! :)
Have a safe trip home…it will feel freezing in Utah!

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Cheers to a wonderful trip, darling! Safe travels!

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Love that picture of you on the beach, so beautiful. I don’t blame you for being scared of monkeys. I turned around once when I came upon a group of Turkey’s lol. I was afraid they’d chase me like geese.

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Safe flight home!!

Sounds like you had an amazing trip

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Donut must be a universal language.

Safe travels!

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Glad you had a good trip. Enjoy your reunion with Brookers!

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What an amazing experience you’ve had! I had no idea Thailand was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

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I cannot believe how quick your trip went! So monkey on your back might have been a slight inconvenience while running. :) mister donut. Yup that is as English as it gets. Good thing you were fueled properly for the trip home.

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Wishing you safe travels home and a wonderful time being reunited with Brooke!

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So happy for you that you had such a wonderful time. You seem to have great friends and that is such a blessing!

Praying for you to have safe travels. I know Brooke will be beyond excited to see you!

Take good care of yourself.

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Sounds like you had a great trip! Have a great reunion will your little lady :)

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I had a similar experience with aggressive monkeys in Thailand! We kayaked to a secluded beach to have lunch and while we were eating (not exaggerating) 100 psycho monkeys came out of the jungle and started taking our lunch! The worst was they opened and dumped out all of our water. My husband went alpha ape and started yelling and kicking sand at them. They finally went away (when the food was gone) and we had to kayak back to our hut with no water in the middle of the afternoon heat. Worst hour on a kayak ever! Don’t feed the monkeys!

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Have a good flight.
What a beautiful place!
I would not mess with monkeys either–Catching Fire.

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Sorry you had a scary moment with the monkeys. I had a bad run-in with monkeys in Hong Kong. For your whole trip, I’ve thought, “monkeys are bad news! Watch out!” Safe travels and enjoy your reunion with Brooke!

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Sounds like you had such an awesome time!!
Your monkey encounter did not sound fun. But at least you got in a little speedwork, right?? ;)
Excited for you to see Brooke!

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Have a safe flight back!! Glad you had such an amazing trip to Thailand :)

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I would have freaked out if I was that close to all those monkeys!

I’m glad you had such an amazing trip to keep you busy while Brooke was away, I loved seeing all your pictures! :)

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Safe travels!! That monkey would have FREAKED me out!

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I would have been SO SCARED of the monkeys. I’m terrified of running by geese (I hate geese) so monkeys would absolutely terrify me.

Safe travels home!!

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How about how garlic bread is on the menu everywhere in Thailand, not just at Italian restaurants? I think I had garlic bread and spicy fried rice for breakfast every morning.

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Hope you get home safe!! I can’t believe your trip is over already! That is crazy with the monkeys, lol!

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I ran by the ocean every day in Maui last week and loved every minute of it!

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OMG…I would have totally freaked out with the monkeys. Scary! Have a safe trip home!

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Back to that little cutie Brooke!! Woo!

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Sounds like a scene from the hunger games with those monkey beasts! At lease u got a cool story to tell Brooke someday lol what an awesome adventure!

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There is nothingggg better than running by the water. My favorite thing, ever. And ohhhhh my gosh, those monkeys would have scared me so much, too!!! Safe travels home!! :)

xo

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It looks like you had an amazing trip! I would have been terrified of those monkeys, too! I have bad luck with animals and running!

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I would’ve been scared of those monkeys too! I’m glad you get to come home and see your sweet Brooke :) I hope you have a good weekend!

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WOW that is the healthiest breakfast ever! When it comes to breakfast I like scrambled eggs, bacon, grits… the whole nine yards :)

Hope your flight back passes quickly!

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One monkey might not have scared me, but a troop of monkeys would have freaked me out!

Safe travels home!

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I once saw a flying snake while running down stone steps in Italy–quite terrifying!

I am so sorry to hear about your food poisoning! My brother-in-law got food poisoning when he went to Thailand last year, too. Must be from all those monkeys running around;)

Looks like you had a blast–Thanks for sharing so many great pics!

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I live in Barbados and have come across monkeys on a few occasions. During one morning run, one even started chasing me. Seriously freaked out!!! Now I run with pepper spray, not for protection from people, but from the crazy monkeys! I hope you enjoyed your trip and safe travels!
~Bre

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that face… so sweet.

I’m with you on the monkeys.

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Oh Brooke is so little there!! SO CUTE! Yeah I would have wet myself seeing all of those monkeys!

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I’ve always wanted to go to Thailand and now…..I want to go even more! So awesome that you got to have this adventure!

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Oh Brooke!! MY HEART! She is going to be so happy to see her mama!

Mister Doughnut. Thailand, you are perfect. I have looooved all your pictures! I don’t know why but all your pictures look like everywhere in Thailand smells like the ocean. Is this correct? Maybe it’s just because I feel like Thailand is perfect now, and anything perfect should have some ocean smell.

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Oh gosh, that many monkeys would have been terrifying! Good thing you can run 4 minute miles to escape. :) The pool sounds fantastic too- I’m so ready for warm weather!

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I would have been scared by the monkeys too! A while ago I was running through some fields and there were big cows with horns- I stood by the gate for about 5 minutes deciding whether to go through or not- in the end I walked gently past them, and as soon as I was past the last cow I totally legged it- interval training right there!

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Running on the beach is the best!! I would have totally freaked out if I saw monkeys on my run, too.

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Whoah! Monkeys are neat animals, but I’d probably run fast too to admire them from afar.

I LOVE running on the beach! I ran barefoot along the water in Punta Cana last year, and it was refreshing to meet the tide and cool off as I made my way up and down the beach. Heaven. I can’t wait to go back.

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Yep, that’s pretty much the exact reaction I’d have to seeing that many monkeys!

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You are the only person I know who could run 7 miles so soon after food poisoning. Great way to end your Thailand adventure!

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MISTER DONUT!! So good – the shops in Japan are amazing they have so many cute doughnuts!

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