Hi! Sorry I went missing for a couple days. I came down with a nice little case of strep throat on Monday/Tuesday and was down for the count. I’m on meds and back in action now, though! And we have a lot to catch up on.
How was the rest of your Memorial Day weekend? We soaked up the final bits of sun on Sunday (it was overcast and rainy on Monday) by testing out some stand up paddleboards.
I’ve never tried paddleboarding before. It was really fun! And I only fell off about eight times. And screamed my head off a little bit while my parents laughed and videotaped us.
We wrapped up our last night at the lake with an awesome meal — grilled steak! My parents shop at a little store down the road that stocks lots of local and organic meats from nearby farms. These steaks were super tasty. Vino on the side!Finished up with a run the next morning. This isn’t me posing for a picture — this is me sprinting away from a wasp in sheer terror. Another one of my finest moments captured on camera. We did a loop that is about six miles (I don’t know for sure because my Garmin doesn’t work in these woods) and decided to race the last three. We finished miles 1-3 in 24:20, so our goal was to complete the last three in under 21 minutes. Anthony finished in about 19:30 and I finished at 20:49! Considering the trail was slick and hilly (and that I was unknowingly sick at the time), I was really proud of us. That was fun.
Later that day we headed over to my sister’s house for a sibling grill out! My brother in law tended the grill while the rest of us played with the kiddos.We brought the veggie skewers! Pro tip: Soak the skewers in water for a good 20 minutes before you grill them. It keeps them from catching on fire.Flash forward through yesterday, because all I did was sit in bed with my computer and a box of Kleenex.
And here we are today on a run! Everything is green and it felt so good to be outside. After yesterday, I had serious cabin fever. But luckily not an actual fever anymore. Ha.Anthony and I met up with East Nasty for a humid jog through the city.I took it nice and slow since I’m not quite feeling 100% yet. Around mile five we even made a pit stop at Bongo Java for an air conditioning/water/bathroom break. Anthony thought this rustic bench/artistic sculpture was pretty cool……but then a few miles later we found this beautiful abandoned sofa chair. I almost sat down in it but decided to do a sorority girl squat from a safe, sanitary distance instead. Glad to be all caught up and back on track again. Have a great day!
- Ever tried stand up paddleboarding?
- How long does it take you to bounce back from a cold/strep/flu?
- Are you afraid of bugs?