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.