Thursday, February 23, 2012

Three Things Thursday


1.  Sunday I ran in a race on the ocean on a gorgeous day.  Monday and Tuesday I ran farther up the coast beside the ocean and on the beach on gorgeous days.

Today I was at my gym which is in a basement, no modern setting with big windows overlooking anything remotely interesting or pretty.  You can see light coming through the windows way up near the ceiling.  If you're lucky you'll see a squirrel scooting up a tree.  But I knew that before I went and was prepared.  What I was not prepared for was that someone was on my treadmill and I had to finally figure out how to use the new one.  I was not prepared for remembering to bring my IPod but leaving my earphones at home.  I was also not prepared for my running  skirt to feel like it was going to fall off.  This was good news especially in light of all I have eaten in the past five days.  In spite of these setbacks though I had a fine workout. I was doing a speed workout and concentrating on when I needed to switch speeds every quarter mile make my mind stay off the total distance and I was done before I knew it.




2.  Yesterday I swam.  I was at a totally different time since this is vacation.  When I got there it was fine but soon enough it was packed.  I am not a good enough swimmer to share a lane easily.  Everyone got about half a lane and more than once I ran into the guy next to me.  My hope is that people will watch before they get in and decide to stay way away from me.  I plan to go again Friday but I will go much earlier as most people get there around 7 which is usually when I am getting out.



3.  After swimming I went to see my son at work.  I took him the loot I got him and then took him out to lunch at Panera.  Once he left I stayed and went on the Internet, read, drank coffee and people watched the pedestrians on Church Street. It was very relaxing and I loved the feeling that I had nothing I had to get done right then.
Today I am staying home, getting things done around here and reading, blogging, watching DVDs, playing words with friends......whatever!  I love vacation and the best part is there are still 3 days until Monday.  I love the combination of the time away and relaxing at home.

However you choose to spend them, vacations are wonderful!

19 comments:

misszippy said...

Vacations are indeed the best. When I was gone last week I remembered what it felt like to be relaxed. So nice!

Funny about the treadmill experience. Glad it all worked out. If you want a lane to yourself, always aim for an end lane--people try to avoid those if possible.

Enjoy the rest of your time!

Marlene said...

Panera is my favourite place for lunch and just hanging out. The Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese is the BEST!

Teamarcia said...

So is this your winter break? That's a foreign concept around here but it sounds wonderful.
You need to share your secrets for getting your running skirt to slide down...no such luck here..unless I have car keys pulling it down!
Nothing better than a mama bearing whoopie pies. J is one lucky guy!

Giorgio said...

I've never run a race on the ocean. I'm sure it is a beautiful place to run.
Good job about swimming.
The photo of Church Street shows an pedestrian area and it looks an interesting place!

Emz said...

Ya, I'm pretty sure I would just stare at that ocean all day from my computer, if I could ---- amazing.

Kate said...

Your vacation story is making ME feel a little more relaxed right now. :) It sounds wonderful.

Christi said...

Relaxing vacations are awesome!

Liz said...

Have a great rest of the holiday!

Char said...

It's such a pity that the guy in the pool next to you couldn't swim in a straight line.

Glad to hear that those Whoopies made it to their intended recipients.

Carly said...

Your vacation sounds awesome. Beach running is not for the faint of heart. Great job!

Jill said...

Sounds like the perfect vacation!! Jealous!

Amy said...

Vacations are the best! Glad you are having a good time despite challenges of swimming and having your running skirt want to fall off on the treadmill - yikes!

Black Knight said...

Vacations are great. I cannot wait for my vacation in Wales in early march!
Running is the best sport because we can run where and when we want. Swimming is a problem when the lanes are crowded and it is a bigger problem when we find persons who are there to "have a bath" instead of swimming!

Kandi said...

Do you always get the week of President's day off? I've never heard of this before this week. Of course, where I grew up we didn't even get a week for spring break... we only got a few days around Easter. The county I live in now gets a week for spring break, usually the week before Easter.
I was wondering why you were able to keep up with words with friends yesterday. I was home so I was keeping up regularly.

Tortuga_Runner said...

Beach runs? Jealous! Time for the gym? Jealous! Enjoy your vacation sound pretty great.

Teamarcia said...

Love your new header!
As guest reader today I read:
Harry the Dirty Dog
Princess and the Pea
a nonfiction book about Sea Turtles

Fran said...

I don't like the treadmill and having to run on it in a basement would depress me even more I think :)

About my cross stitching: no I can't do it watching TV. I have to count and look at the pattern constantly. But I don't mind, it's relaxing.

About Criminal Minds: I've seen parts of episodes but never watched an entire episode. What I've seen of it wasn't too bad but as I'm watching to many series already I never started watching it.

lindsay said...

having to share a lane always stressed me out! honestly, those people do not want to share one with me either.

thank you for not-PRing just for me. haha. you don't have to do that :)

I Run for Fun said...

I am vicariously vacationing...sounds like a lot of fun! Yeah, sharing a swim lane is not easy. I always feel like I am going to run into someone!