Can I tell you something? I love summer. My job in student affairs makes summer feel like it did when I was a kid. I still have to work in the summer, but since the students are home, the office is quiet and we finally have a chance to use up our vacation time. To take advantage of the 3-day weekend, I took Friday off, turning it into a 4-day weekend. And it was glorious.
Friday was my “do nothing day”. I went to Boot Camp in the morning, ran an easy 2 miles to get my legs ready for the race, then plopped on the couch and didn’t move until my dentist appointment at 1:30. Lovely.
Saturday was race-day followed by typical Saturday errands and tending to my poor tummy with lots of crackers and couch time.
Sunday? Oh you know…Sunday Runday and hard core leg workouts. I ran 7 miles, and walked 1 (I had another side stitch and cramping that slowing down and breathing couldn’t fix). The side stitch/pain continued into the day…which is how I know it wasn’t really a side stitch but just part of my unhappy gut. More on this later…
Monday – Memorial Day. One of my favorite holidays ever. My mom and I met up with some family to my hometown’s 145th Memorial Day Parade, the oldest Memorial Day Parade in the nation. Cool, huh? 🙂 I love our traditions surrounding this holiday (our country’s and my family’s)…it gives me cold chills!
We wrapped up the day with delicious “summer holiday” food: grilled chicken kabobs, brats, baked beans (sinfully good), potatoes, and ice cream. MMMHMM! I do love summer!
Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!