Monday, August 8, 2011

summer running break

I did get out for a gloriously humid 4 miles this morning.  And it felt good to run easy sans garmin.

This summer I've been on a lot of these for work:

And for a multitude of reasons (or maybe excuses) I'm not doing a ton of this...
 
I burned myself out and am taking a much needed mental and physical break.  I still run but I'm keeping the mileage on the low end and running without purpose or a watch.  I am enjoying the extra free time because I'm not spending 3.5 hours on a long run by sleeping in on the weekends, enjoying brunches with the husband, and actually getting work done around the condo.  I'm still working out but finding other options like long bike rides along the lake and weights.  I may sign up for a half later this year but right now I am enjoying being schedule free.

Now I'm getting ready to go on one of these:
A 10 day celebrity cruise through the Mediterranean!  There is so much that goes into leaving for a long vacation but I know it is all going to be worth it once we get there.  We are going to be visiting Rome, Sicily, Athens, Ephesus Turkey, Rhodes Greece, Santorini, Mykonos and Naples.  If you have any suggestions on must see in our limited time at each stop or where to eat leave them in the comments.  

10 comments:

Julie @ ROJ Running said...

Ooh jealous of that trip! I'm totally going to be in your neck of the woods this weekend. I'm running the RnR half. Should be super fun.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Lucky you!!! Have SO much fun, and share a million pics!

Xenia said...

Naples is a shit-hole. Get straight on the train to Pompeii and don't look back. Seriously.

lifestudent said...

Wow. That sounds amazing. I'm burning up with jealousy :(

Marlene said...

Glad you are enjoying the "break" - that sounds sooo good right now. Have an amazing time on the cruise!!! It sounds fantastic.

runforwine.net said...

Sounds like a great time. I've never been to the med. Can't wait to hear how that goes. Have fun!

Mark said...

Wow I am so envious!!! Have a great vaca!!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

awwww uber jealous I really want to head to the medi sooo bad. i think that might be what I plan for next spring

runner26 said...

awesome trip! it sounds amazing.

Allie @ The Constant Pursuit said...

That trip sounds AMAZING! And good for you with taking a break with some of the long running. I know Mike and I can't stand having our weekends consumed with training (although, the brunches make up for it).

If you are running Akron this year let me know! It would be fun to get some bloggers meeting up. :)