I had a fun filled yet easy going weekend.
I spent Friday relaxing and watching the Olympics
like everyone else in the world. Saturday was spent
with my number one man.
serious swimming time in. I love that face and those
I spent the rest of the day running errands for my trip
to Alaska. I’m still not done packing. So I should get
to that ASAP. Do you think Alaska has a Walmart or two?
I might be missing a few things.
Saturday included some bevs and dancing
with friends. Unfortunately, I had to wake up early
for a 5k. On no sleep- I rallied.
We were ready. Ok kind of. The rain was really a bummer.
It was cold and I had a feeling it would make the color really
hang on for dear life.
We “accidentally” got color everywhere before the
We got separated during the race. Now I’m going to be honest.
This didn’t feel like a 5k. And if it actually was- than I ran
real fast. But I saw the finish and sprinted. I drank a little
too much water before the run soooo I was heading straight
for the nearest bathroom.
I was so happy to be finished. I stocked up on larabars
and water asap.
handy place to hold things. Oh- I also donated my shoes so
I had to hang out barefoot.
We finished. We had fun. It was the perfect hangover cure.
Drink too much beer? Run a 5k with friends. It worked for me.
Now that I got my running out of the way- I for reals need to pack.
Do I exercise when I travel? In short- yes. Most of
the time. If the hotel has a gym- I’m in at least once a day.
If there’s no gym- my running shoes are packed and I try
and run a few times a week. Sometimes- I’m not great
at keeping my schedule. Schedules can be unpredictable
so I make the best of it and I don’t beat myself up over it.
My hiking boots are also packed for this trip. So, that
will be part of my exercise on this trip.
I saw this quote when I was picking up dinner. It was fitting.
It’s a little blurry but it says-
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
My courage is pretty great these days. And I’m about
to go and tear it up in Alaska. I’m hoping I can see Russia
from one of the hotels.