Now that summer camp is behind me, I finally had time to actually take a breath. Sort of. Mostly. You see, we had family in town, and planned a little staycation so we could spend time with them. It was the kind of break we needed.
I’ve been keeping up with #StreakingWithTheCoolKids, by doing a dedicated mile walk every day, and in that time, I took a week’s break from running. Let’s check it out.
Sunday – 4 miles, walking
Happy Father’s Day! Since A and I were newly home and “recuperating” from summer camp, we decided to just have a quiet, easy day. We will celebrate at a resort in Orlando later this month.
I got in a good, solid walk, despite the threat of rain. It felt fabulous to be back at it.
Monday – 5.12 miles, hill repeats
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + .51 miles, walking
And it felt even better to get in a real run again! Whoo hoo! I almost didn’t even care about the humidity. Almost.
Even better? I got my new Dunkin sunglasses from Goodr! Yay!
As soon as I was home, we started packing again: this time for a resort staycation. My in-laws were in town for a wedding, so we decided to do a few nights in a beach hotel to be closer to where they were staying.
It was raining when we arrived, but we settled in, and took advantage of the free Happy Hour. Yay!
When the rest of the family rolled in, we walked down to meet them for dinner at another beach restaurant, and spent the evening chatting and catching up. Look at that sunset.
Wednesday – 1.56 miles, walking
Since I wake up early, even on vacation, we all rolled out of bed and opted for a walk on the beach. Mr PugRunner wanted to spend some time with his brother, so I walked with A. He wasn’t into it, so I had to cut it short. Still, 1.56 miles counted for my streak. Also, A is fabulous at post-run photos. I’ve been wanting one under the pier for a while.
We showered, changed, enjoyed the hotel breakfast, and headed to the pool. The day was actually beautiful, with a rainstorm hitting right at noon, and lasting maybe 30 minutes.
There was a really awesome restaurant in our hotel, so we made reservations for dinner. Our city is suffering from a serious labor shortage, and our service industry is suffering, but everything was really wonderful.
Thursday – 2.92 mile, walking
Despite lots of wine and free Happy Hour, we popped up again for our morning miles. This time, A went with the boys, while I struck off on my own. I walked out halfway on the main road, and then returned on the sand. It was a good mix of terrains.
We checked out but were welcome to stay at the resort pool, so we did just that. After lunch, we packed it up, just in time for the afternoon showers, and for the rest of the family to get ready for their pre-wedding festivities. I missed the puppies.
Friday – 5 miles, running + 1.39 miles, walking
J was available for a Friday morning run, so I adjusted my schedule to accommodate. I realized it meant probably no long run on Saturday, but I was ok with that. It was soupy out there, but we got it done. Bad news: I got rained on heading home, but I didn’t melt. Yay.
The rest of the day was a lazy day. I did some cleaning and laundry, and tried to get things back in order.
That evening, we had the privilege of attending an Eagle Court of Honor for one of the young men in our Troop. He worked so hard to complete his Eagle before turning 18, and he did it! We are all so proud.
Saturday – 4.08 miles, walking
Truth be told, I couldn’t handle back to back runs, and so I just took a nice walk again.
Another lazy day, but that was alright – we hosted a small wine tasting that evening with a few friends. It was such a lovely evening, and we got to try all sort of wines.
Mr PugRunner put together a pairing based on suggestions from the Traveling Vineyard, and we had some really great appetizers, as well, like these sweet potato avocado bites (paired with a Moscat).
Again, miles were down this week, but I think I packed a ton of activity in, and it’s ok to take that down time. This week, we have 4th of July. We will be dog-sitting again (yay), and enjoying a quiet holiday. Our city is putting on some massive fireworks displays, but I’m not comfortable being out in all that.
The plan is to finish up strong on my 30 Day Run/Walk/Jog Streak and then hit July hard! I am feeling super confident and positive about things, and I’m looking forward to a few more smaller vacations before it’s time for back to school.
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What are 4th of July celebrations looking like in your area?
Such a fun week!!! That sunset photo is gorgeous. Looks like you enjoyed your time away. The miles can wait…
It was very much needed. Next trip will be a little farther and I’m so ready.
Liz Dexter says
A great week and I love those holiday pics, especially the sunset!
We really do get some amazing sunsets and sunrises here.
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
How fun to get away (even if locally) to spend time with your husband’s family! That sunset is gorgeous! We were at the beach last week and saw some beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
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all the beautiful sun shots happen on the beach.
It was a really good time. We haven’t seen them in a few years, so this was great.
I’m not sure staying at a resort with a pool, happy hours and fine dining counts as a staycataion, but it looks amazing! I’m ready for a VACATION but at least we’re going OUT to eat more these days ….. Great job keeping up with your challenge.
Well, it was 20 minutes from home, so… LOL!
I’m sure going out to eat feels great. I still don’t like eating inside or being in crowds, but it’s progress, I guess.
Loving all your gorgeous pics this week! July 4th is shaping up to be fairly quiet around here. July 3 is my hubby’s birthday so we have that to celebrate as well.
I love the idea of 4th of July, but I can’t deal with the crowds. St. Augustine puts on a most gorgeous display, but it’s wall to wall people, parking is insane, and it takes hours to get through the traffic after. We used to have a local display at a nearby hotel, that was just perfect, but they stopped doing it a few years ago. And of course, private citizens love to set off mortars, so we can just sit in the driveway and watch the sky light up.
That sunset photo is unreal- wow!! Glad you go to get in a vacation – it looks amazing! Far different from my staycation ha.
We were so happy to get away.
What an active week even if you didn’t run as much. Your pictures always make drool.
Glad after camping you got to go away and stay in a hotel.
Not sure about the weekend. Signed up for a race on Sunday. May be go boating. Hiking adventure is Monday.
After camping, that hotel room was heaven. Heck, my own bed was heaven.
I want to race on Sunday, but I don’t know if I will.
I can’t wait to hear about your hiking weekend!
Kim G says
Such a fun week! I love that you were able to do a staycation and a beautiful resort and spend time with family. Also isn’t it great when hotels offer free happy hour? I always take advantage of that, lol.
Your photos from this past week are gorgeous!
Michelle D. says
I love the idea of a resort staycation! A nice change of pace after camping I’m sure 🙂 Looks like you had a fun week!
Kimberly Hatting says
SO many nice pics! I’m jealous of all that beach time…I love walking in the sand!
Zenaida Arroyo says
A fun and busy week for you. Great photos and love how happy you look. I like the idea of a vacation like that. I’ve been wanting to get a hotel room downtown for a few days and be a tourist in the city. Maybe in the Fall I will do that.