I had a great week because we finally were able to go on vacation as a family! We headed to Orange Beach Sunday and came home Thursday. We had the best time and I did manage to get in a few miles for the week.
Monday: Two mile barefoot beach run.
I got up early to run on the beach and my daughter planned on running on the treadmill in our condo’s fitness center. I left my shoes with her because she forgot hers. She started running again the week before to prepare for summer soccer practices. Running on the beach is hard and I hurt my ankle three years ago running barefoot on the beach lol. Aubrynn text to tell me the fitness center was locked so I ran back to meet her and we ran one mile together. We spent the rest of the day watching the kids swim and I read a running book I had started and never finished by Jen A. Miller called “Running: A Love Story.” I love to read and would like to read more books this summer and stay off social media. My daughters both bought books to read at the beach too. Swoon!
Tuesday: I helped Aubrynn do her sit-ups required for soccer and did 10 push-ups with her. We spent time on the beach and the kids swam in the pool again. We went to The Wharf where Jimmy Buffett was putting on a concert. The kiddos got to see a lot of Parrot Heads 😂.
Wednesday: Two mile beach run for Global Running Day! I must admit after I took this picture, I tripped and fell in the sand trying to take one of those cute running selfies! 😂😂😂 I mean, I tripped and landed on my hands and knees. I had a good bit of wine the night before so will blame it on that! Glad no one was out on the beach to see me fall. I couldn’t stop laughing! Happy National/Global Running Day! By this day, the kids were tired so they didn’t spend much time at the pool. We ate at a new Oyster restaurant and took a family picture when we left. It would have been such a great picture but the gnats were getting Cayne! 😆
Friday: I ran my fastest 4 mile run around my neighborhood for the year! It has taken me a long time to get my pace back in the 9’s running all these hills where I live! I was so happy and wore my new tank from @staygreatmygirl with my favorite Scripture, Isaiah 40:31.
Saturday: I have run 6 miles the last couple of Saturdays so I decided to run 5 and call it a week. I ran 5 miles in under 50 minutes with negative splits! Woo hoo!! The weather was cooler so I didn’t get so tired Friday and Saturday, but I did sweat a whole lot more on Saturday. Jumping for joy!! It has taken me over a year to get my pace back in the 9’s and I couldn’t be happier especially since the weather is warmer. Last year after all my heart trouble, I had to slow way down mainly because I was afraid. My progress has been very slow, but now I can see all the hard work I’ve put in is paying off!