Exploring new things is one of my favorite activities, and this Spring Break, I vowed to do just that. I had some huge plans for the end of the week, when the boys headed out for some March Madness fun.
- Cardio: 10.11 mile hike
Sunday started in the woods. A and I hit the trails for a beautiful morning of hiking. I am very grateful I don’t have to carry 30lbs on my back, but even more grateful to spend the day with him.
Afterwards, we got some lunch, and then he and his dad went to volunteer for Hunger Fight for Scouts.
- Cardio: 5.19 miles, running
I was on my own for this run, and I had to break it up into two sessions, thanks to thunderstorms. Yuck. So far, this was not the Spring Break of my dreams.
In the afternoon, I took A to work, and then stuck around to shoot some footage at the dojo.
- Cardio: 10.06 miles, hiking
This was A’s third 10 mile hike for his merit badge. We brought his friend along, too.
- Cardio: 4.8 miles, running + 2.17 miles, walking
I was a little nervous about running after so much hiking this week, but it turned out to be ok. As you can see, it’s a little colder out, which helps.
My brother-in-law arrived late afternoon. The guys planned to head off to their weekend together, so we had dinner and he spent the night. It was nice to catch up.
- Cardio: 5.64 miles, walking
Thursday morning started out FREEZING, so I really had to bundle up for the walk.
And then it was time for fun! I picked up J to head downtown for lunch and a trip to a new bar I wanted to try. Since it’s Spring Break, St. Augustine was slammed, but we finally scored a parking spot and went to The Ice Plant for lunch. And drinks. We shared this Asian-inspired salad and fries. Perfect.
From there, we walked to The Tipsy Duck Parlor. It’s a rubber duck themed bar, attached to a custom soap store. They serve beer, wine-based cocktails, and custom craft soda. It was beyond fabulous.
- Cardio: 5.27 miles, running + 2.21 miles, walking
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! J and I ran quickly and then parted ways to get ready for another day of fun!
J and her hubby picked me up before lunch and it was off to downtown! We dropped off their daughter and her friend at a convention, and then we went off to eat and check out the MOCA. I have never been, and their atrium exhibit, Milagros: Flutter Zone, looked so gorgeous. It wasn’t open to actually explore the space, but we did get to see it, as well as two more floors of compelling creativity.
Next up? A gorgeous book store, where I bought absolutely nothing because I was too overwhelmed.
Then we snagged the kids and headed to the Cummer Museum for their ANILA QUAYYUM AGHA: FLIGHT PATTERNS exhibit. Breathtaking. We also explored the gardens (with wine), and took in the beautiful day.
Was there dinner? Yup. Tacos and margs!
Cardio: 4.23 miles, walking
So we were supposed to go to Alpaca Yoga, but it got postponed due to rain. Boooo! So I took myself on a drizzly walk instead. Blah.
I had dinner with my parents, and that was lovely. And then I caught up on some work. It was much needed.
Goal-getting + Thoughts
Despite the alpaca rain out, this was a fabulous week. I have one more big event on Sunday, and then it’s back to “normal.”
Good luck to everyone running the NYC Half tomorrow! I wish I was there for it!
How was your week in training? Do you ever feel like the hits just keep coming?