Well just like that, my vacation week is over and so is July. My workouts definitely took a backseat last week, so I’ll recap the week in general rather than just focusing on my workouts. It was one of those weeks where you don’t even really know what day it is, so we’ll see how well I even remember what happened! In case you missed it, last week while I was away Sam wrote a guest post about running shoe myths and Suzy wrote about running and anxiety. Thanks again ladies for helping out while I was away! Hopefully I will be back to my normal blogging routine soon enough.
Last Saturday morning Rob and I drove to the Jersey shore to meet my parents for a few days. We have been going to the same place there for about 20 years now. From Saturday through Wednesday we were there with my parents, my sister, and her boyfriend.
Mornings were spent running on the beach, days were spent laying in the sun, and then at night we enjoyed some drinks and went out for dinner.
I ran about 30 minutes on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, and did some strength training and my PT exercises as well.
On Wednesday morning we made the drive back to Baltimore and then spent the day cleaning, running errands, and doing laundry. You know, the most fun way to get back from a vacation.
I ended up taking off work on Thursday and Friday because Rob’s family was planning a visit. They were getting in on Thursday afternoon so I wanted to have some time to prepare for their visit and do some food prep stuff. Unfortunately, his sisters’ family’s flight was really delayed so they didn’t get in until after 10pm. Our niece had a rough day but was a trooper!
On Friday was had some stuff going on around the house with our deck (which is thisclose to being done…) but did sneak away for bit to go to the pool. We were the only ones there, which was great, but they didn’t let us bring any types of floating devices in the water. Finley got bored with being held in the water quickly and preferred to run around the pool area, so we didn’t stay for too long.
We were able to spend some time on the deck Friday afternoon and then headed out for dinner.
On Saturday morning I did a quick yoga video because I knew I would be on my feet quite a bit later that day at the zoo. Apparently 15 months old is still a bit too young to really appreciate seeing the animals. She was more into picking leaves up off the ground than seeing giraffes and elephants. The rest of us were jealous that she got to be pushed around in a stroller because it was HOT! So of course we were all exhausted after a few hours there and spent the afternoon back at the house relaxing.
My family came over in the evening for dinner, and at one point there was 11 of us- the most we have ever had at our house. We got to spend about 5 minutes on the deck until the thunderstorms rolled in. Not exactly great timing and we only have a table for 4 inside the house.
Of course Finley was the star of the show as usual.
Everyone left on Sunday, and Rob and I are attempting to get back to our regular routine. It was nice to not really care about working out but I do miss it. It will also be good to get back to our regular eating habits and not drink wine every single day.
What did I miss last week? How have your workouts been going?
Have you taken a vacation this summer? Did you stay at home or travel?
How do you do with having lots of visitors at your house?