Running on vacation

1st day of vacation! Ahhhh….it feels so good! We are at Panama City Beach, Florida. And it is cold! 71 degrees this afternoon. 61 degrees at supper. So what I’m saying is this-I did NOT wear the cute little dress I bought when we went out to eat. The blue jeans were calling my name. And before you think that I was warm enough to eat supper with just my t-shirt on-think again. I took off my jacket JUST for the picture. 🙂

This is a 3 generation picture. Me on the left. My daughter (who is on a TIGHT leash right now!). My 65 year old mom. She doesn’t look 65 does she? She has lost 25 pounds recently and “says” she is going to start the Couch25k program so she can run with me! 🙂 My daughter said she’s going to start it, too! I sure hope so. I LOVE running partners!

Today is our 1st day at the beach. Got here a little after 4pm. Guess what the 1st thing was that I did????? You guessed it-I ran! 2.1 miles in 23 minutes. At St. Andrews State Park. While my mom and daughter sat in the car and read. 🙂 It felt sooooo good to run again!

And, shhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but on the way down here I told my daughter that I knew I was forgetting something REALLY important, but couldn’t remember what. Well, I guess my brain went on vacation a day early because I FORGOT MY RUNNING SHOES!! OMG!! My sweet daughter (who is on a TIGHT leash right now) was kind enough to let me borrow her running shoes. You know-the ones I bought her! 🙂 But if we are all going to run (walk) tomorrow, I’m not sure how we are going to fit 6 feet into 4 shoes!! 🙂

Might have to go shopping!

Here is a quick rundown of what we ate at supper at Sharkys tonight (and evidence that I need to run more than 2 miles each day we are down here!):

Baked oysters, Salad, Roll, Cod, Vegetables, Fried Dill Pickles-That’s what I had!

Taylor told me she had something to tell me right when the waitress brought her entree. These were her famous last words-“I’m full.”  You will be proud of me. I did NOT hit her. I merely told her that she would be enjoying her shrimp for lunch tomorrow. 🙂

We went to Walmart after supper to buy groceries for breakfast/lunch. Oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, cereal, turkey wrap ingredients. Healthy and yummy.

Now we are all 3 sitting in the living room of the condo WITH OUR EYES WIDE OPEN!! None of us are sleepy. At 11:35 pm! Guess we will be sleeping late tomorrow. 🙂

Good night!



12 Responses

  1. I live in Florida, enjoy your vacation. It’s been in the mid 80’s over here (Jacksonville) so hopefully Panama City will warm up for you.

    • We might need to mosey on over to Jacksonville! 🙂 61 degrees at 10:30 am with a high of 71 today!! Brrr…

  2. Sounds like you’re having a great time! 🙂

  3. Glad to hear that its going so well! Enjoy!

  4. Bummer you forgot your shoes, but great job running on vacation.

    Great job to your mom on her weight loss too, good luck to you rmom and daughter on the couch to 5k!

  5. I always forget my shoes when I fully intend on running while away from home! I just got back from 2 weeks in Jamaica… I remembered everything I needed to run, but found it extremely hard to run in that humidity (plus the drinks and beach were always calling my name), so I gave up!

    Good for you on sticking to it! I wish I did, because running after 2 weeks off was almost just as hard as running while I was away.

    • Jen-

      Jamaica???? I am so jealous!!!! It is a chilly 61 degrees right now at the beach, so I am on the couch “looking” at the ocean and willing the temperature to warm up!!! 🙂

  6. Have fun! I was just next door at Mexico Beach this weekend. It was warm, then rained, then cool.
    And great job exercising while there. I had every intention of doing so but didn’t!

    • It is 2pm and finally up to 68 degrees. We are about to venture out to the pool and see if we are STRONG enough to lay in the sun! 🙂

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