…because it’s already past mid-August, and my vacation has already come and gone…
Anyways, I’m back and vacation was so much fun. A portion of my family was down at the beach at the same time so I was able to hangout and visit with cousins I hadn’t seen in a few years. Almost every night we were down there we gathered for some reason or another so it made for a lot of fun and there was always some source of entertainment. Unfortunately with the weather being so crazy this week, raining, storming, being in the 70s?! I was only able to get in two runs while on vacation. I was going to soak up as much sun, beach, and family time as possible while I was down there, so I let running become a lesser priority for the week.
Tisk, Tisk, shame on me, whatever…
Here’s a quick recap of my trip.
Trae and I had a late start because he had a golf tournament. But as soon as he got home we were out of there! I was standing at the window waiting for him with all the bags packed and sitting out the door…. I was very anxious. Good thing we only live a couple of hours away. We did have to drive through a pretty crazy lightning storm. Apparently there was also a UFO trying to beam us up as well.
We made it though and my mom was extremely happy to see us, she had already been there alone for a few hours.
We had a seafood dinner with the family one night. I’ll eat blackened tuna or mahi mahi, but that’s as far as I can go with the sea creatures…. turkey burgers for me!
Everyone had fun picking crab legs too.
One of the local surf shops across the street from our neighborhood has a restaurant, bar, and back deck attached to it. The week we happened to be down, Real Watersports and Watermen’s was hosting a music fest of sorts called SlickStock… Reggae is one of my favorite genres of music, so I was all about this place. And 24 oz, $3 beers?! How could anyone say no to that?!
The back deck of Watermen’s was perfect. It was right on the sound, had a stage, dance area, a huge lawn, and two different bars. We ended up coming up to the concert on two different nights. It was definitely a good time with lots of dancing!
We had a few good beach days throughout the week, although they were quite sporadic. It was sunny in the morning, and then it would storm all afternoon… I had to take what I could get. Trae isn’t much of a beach-goer but he actually was out there in the water swimming and boogie boarding, which was a pleasant surprise to me! Despite the lack of sunshine, this was a really great week. Had an awesome time with my family, listened to some great music, had two really good runs, and even got a sunburn. I’m already missing it!
Looking forward to these last few weeks of official summer. I plan on soaking up as much sunshine and pool/beach time as I can! Time to get back to being serious about my marathon training.
I’ll be back to my regular blogging schedule tomorrow, hope you missed me 🙂