I am home! Florida was wonderful! Six days away was just what the doctor ordered. The ocean air and my almost comatose state of relaxation seemed to kick the bug I was fighting. By the end of my stay, I was feeling almost 100%. This trip was the perfect way to say good-bye to Summer. I don't think I could ever get sick of hearing the Atlantic waves crash into the beach.
I wasn't completely lazy the entire time I was gone. In fact, I named this trip "Fat Camp" because I did a good share of working out while I was here. I worked out enough to lose 6lbs (probably water since I was a sweat factory). The three ladies that were my travel companions earned the nickname "The Miss Fits" because they are in FABULOUS shape! We would hit the beach for a morning walk and it wouldn't take long before all I saw were their footprints in the sand ahead of me. They effortlessly glided over the sand at an impressive speed without breaking a sweat. I huffed and puffed (and kind of wished for death) behind them but finished strong. That sand walking is a great workout! Certainly one I am not used to doing. I also made sure I carved out some time for running. Because of the heat I hit the treadmill and was able to run for one whole mile without stopping. Trust me....that is a HUGE improvement from where I was prior to the trip. **I am not stressing out over the marathon**
The rest of the trip was spend floating in the pool, reading, and going to bed early. I am quite the party animal. We did see a celebrity while we were out to dinner.....OK maybe not, but this dude really looks a lot like Rod Stewart and he looked like he was signing an autograph. But alas, it was just a guy with really crazy hair.
Now I am home. The kids started school again today and we are back to creating a routine. It is 40 degrees cooler here today than it was yesterday in Florida and I am FREEZING! Although, it is a good day for running so there is no complaining from me. I hope to catch up on blog reading and commenting tonight.