So, I’m back from vacation. Both a small vacation from the blog and a vacation away from home. I guess it’s also a staycation as we went to the family lake house. Along the way we stopped off for some fun at the Columbus Zoo and then it was lazy days! It was great to get away for a bit even if I’m still trying to unpack and catch up on laundry post trip.
The first day at the lake I hit the road after breakfast. It was a muggy morning for a 5K (9:27 min/mile) and I forgot what it was like to run rolling hills. On Friday I tried something new! We now have a kayak at the lake. Despite never having kayaked before I took it out for a spin. It was a lot of fun! It was such a peaceful morning on the lake and the wind felt good on my face. I went out for about 30 minutes and made it about 1.3 miles. And it was a great arm and shoulder workout!
Saturday was a busy day. We had a family reunion, so I got up early to get some miles in before breakfast. It was a cooler morning and it felt great. I had no big plans for how far to run since I’m not really training for anything, so I just went out for 6.2 miles (9:35 min/miles). It was foggy, there were lots of rabbits out, there was a snake (dead) on the path, and those rolling hills again.
Sunday morning I was on the lake again after breakfast. This time I went out for about 45 minutes and covered 2 miles. I passed a lot of early morning fishers and a few other kayakers.
I don’t typically run on Mondays, but I knew I wouldn’t get a chance to run on Tuesday, so I laced up (and wore the same stinky running clothes for the third time on my trip!) and headed out. I was hoping to run 4 or the 4th, but I just wasn’t feeling it so I stopped after 3.1 miles (9:12 min/mile). I’m going to blame it on the dead skunk in the road.
Tuesday hubby and I had a day date!! We did some fabric shopping in Amish country, ate way too much food and hiked Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
It was back to reality on Wednesday as we headed home. Luckily I had running to look forward to. I skipped trail run group in favor of a Pub Run with the local running store that didn’t actually take place at a pub. They had a summer cookout instead. A bunch of my MRTT crew showed up so there was lots of chatting while we ran (3.1 miles at 9:45 min/mile) and burgers at the finish.
Thursday I hit the gym in the morning since the girls had swim lessons and did a total body strength training set and some ab work. Cupcake had an appointment after lunch, so I loaded Pumpkin up in the stroller and we hit the road. It was an overcast day except for that 29 minutes I was running!! 3 stroller miles at 9:57 min/mile.
So despite being on vacation it was a very active week! I didn’t take my usual rest day, but I enjoyed it. I liked the change in routine and the change of scenery. But now it’s back into the swing of things and hopefully that includes more blogging, too. Have a great weekend!!!