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.
However you choose to spend them, vacations are wonderful!