I spent the weekend in Seaside, FL with 8 other ladies celebrating our wonderful friend Jenny’s 40th birthday. It was great to get away, catch up with old friends and make some new ones. Besides having fun and relaxing, my goals for the weekend were to use the change in scenery to re-jump start my running routine. Mission accomplished!
we finally arrived at the beach house and got settled late Thursday evening. I went to bed at a reasonable hour determined to get up Friday morning and run. I didn’t have a time or distance goal in mind, I just wanted to see a little of the area and enjoy the perfect weather. There was a great trail along the road (and water) that I followed on an out and back route. Included some initial exploratory stop and start miles, I ended the morning with 7 miles.
After a quick shower, we headed to the beach and decided we all wanted to try SUP (Stand-up Paddleboarding). It’s been on my bucket list so I was thrilled to have others willing to try it with me. You know what, it’s AWESOME!! Definitely a good workout, but also very peaceful and relaxing. Highly recommend it!
but still managed a fairly early bedtime- although our (bachelor party) neighbors didn’t get that memo. Despite a 2am wake-up call, I managed to make it out the door again Saturday morning for another run. My first back-to-back runs since January! I went a little further this time, but took much the same route, ending with 7.66 miles. When I got back to the house, Jenny looked at me and said “nice, you jumped in the pool when you got back”- um, no, I just sweat that much. Good thing I was decked out in my favorite warm/humid weather run gear (Oiselle rogas and mesh tank).
The rest of the day was spent brunching- including 2 for 1 mimosas- and hanging out on the beach. There were 3 weddings we could see from our balcony so we sat outside, ate, drank and listened to the “free” concerts! All in all, an absolutely perfect weekend!
How was your weekend?