I Escaped for a Quick Weekend Away
On Friday after work I hopped in my car and drove up to Orlando for a girls weekend with my mom. The year anniversary of my step-father’s unexpected passing was in April, and it was time for my mom to get away and have some fun. My mom lives north west of Orlando and I live south east, so it’s the perfect middle ground for us.
We did some shopping and lots of eating. Pretty sure I ate enough gourmet food to feed a small town.
I didn’t do any running during my weekend getaway, although my mom and I did do a lot of walking. On Saturday night my heel was feeling a bit tender, and I was worried I wouldn’t get a long run in at all this weekend.
When I got home on Sunday, after watching the disastrous HEAT game, I hit the treadmill with a goal of 10 miles. I told myself if I felt any heel pain at all I would immediately stop and go home (that’s the beauty of treadmill running). After miles 3, 5 and 8 I stopped for water and assessed how the ol foot was doing – and it held up!
Afterwards I soaked my legs in the pool. The water was hardly cold (it was probably 80+ degrees), but it felt good anyway! I highly recommend soaking your legs in the pool for a few minutes while chatting on the phone post-run.
Ended up finishing the week with 18 miles. Prior to my heel thing (whatever it is) I expected that number to be closer to 28 than 18, but sometimes these things are out of our control.
Do you feel weird taking pictures in a restaurant?
– I know it’s a pretty common thing now, but I always feel so weird taking pictures of my food when I’m out and about. My mom thinks the idea of photographing food for the blog/facebook/instagram is pretty funny.