I know I’ve been really bad about posting and reading other blogs this past week, but I’ve been trying my best to get caught up, so bear with me!
Well, vacation is officially over. And I’m officially depressed. Why does it come and go SO fast? I had an amaaaaaazing week in Nags Head, NC with my whole family (cousins, aunts, uncles, parents, brothers, etc etc). Here is a picture of most of the cousins… we were missing two:
And here is one of my immediate family:
The weather was perfect, our house was oceanfront and awesome, and I could have stayed forever. Some of you may have heard that there were three shark attacks off the coast of NC this week, which is really scary and unusual. These weren’t anywhere close to us and happened after we left, so I spent a lot of time in the ocean. We saw tons of dolphins and actually saw a WHALE really close to shore that was jumping out of the water. That was a first for me.
I always look forward to our family beach week for many reasons, one of which would be the fact that there is food galore. My whole family LOVES to eat. And drink. I think I gained about 5 pounds on this vacation. BUT, I also ran 27 miles last week, which is the most weekly mileage I have done in a very, very long time. For some reason I find it easy to wake up and run in the morning while I’m on vacation, but I couldn’t imagine doing such a thing while I’m at home. Maybe it’s because I know I don’t have to do anything but sit around and get tan for the rest of the day.
We got home Saturday afternoon, so I met up with my dad and the Kernersville Running Club for a 7 mile run on Sunday morning. It was HOT and felt terrible. I think I was still in my depressed vacation-is-over mode and was not feeling very motivated at all. The highs have been in the 90s here lately, so I’ve accepted the fact that every outdoor run is going to be uncomfortable no matter what time you go. We ended up finishing 7 miles at about 9:00/mi average pace, but my watch was a little off.
Now, let me fill you in on some not so great Dixie news. Dixie stayed at her usual kennel while we were on vacation, but she had an incident on the first day there. I got a call shortly after dropping her off and they told me she had been attacked by a bigger dog when she was entering the play area. They were extremely apologetic and said the other dog was taken out of the area immediately and isolated from the other dogs and that Dixie was going to be fine, but they were going to take her to the vet as a precaution. Well, a few hours later I got a call from the vet saying she had stitches in two places and a pretty bad bite mark on her neck. I was crying and having a fit and I hadn’t even left town yet. I didn’t want to risk upsetting her by going to see her and then leaving again, so I just kept telling myself she was going to be fine. Of course I was a crazy dog mom all week.. I called and checked on Dixie almost every day while I was gone and was so desperate to see her on Saturday when we got home. I was so upset to see her wounds… I have been spoiling her like crazy and giving her so much love. She seems totally fine, but I know she was probably terrified during her stay.
Of course Dixie can’t run for a while, so she’s been enjoying slow walks and lots of rest since we brought her home. She has barely been able to keep her eyes open since she got home Saturday… poor baby
On another note, thanks to everyone who entered the Tiux Compression Socks giveaway. The winner will be announced today on Instagram. Hope everyone had a great week! I look forward to catching up on everyone… good luck to Hanna who is running Grandma’s Marathon this weekend!!!
Does anyone else gain 5 pounds on vacation or did I overdo it?
What is your favorite part about vacation?