Vacation + Sundays =
Today started off with a nice sleep in followed by some homework I had to do. There was coffee and a big bowl of grapes to help make it bearable, though!
Check out my reflection in the camera!
The sunrise over the ocean also helped…
Sherry (Dad’s fiance) and I went to the gym here together. Which is ballin’. Like the best travelling gym I’ve ever been too. A slap in the face with this hip, but I’m looking on the bright side.
I was feeling hip good so I rode the spin bike for a bit. Kept it relatively light and made sure I warmed up and cooled down, but I still feel something today that makes me REALLY sad.
I also did my physio and some stretching/foam rolling. Why am I not better yet? Sorry, done whining. I just have a lot of anxiety (plus frustration at seeing people running in the perfect weather) about when it will ever not hurt to run. Anyone literally thought something would never get better? Cuz it doesn’t hurt when I’m just hanging out…but then when I do something, it comes back. Sucks. I checked out the return to activity protocol in The Athlete’s Guide to RecoveryÂ (good book, BTW!). It says to start with a kind of jumping/plyo session to see if it’s pain free. Then to progress to walk/run. For 8 weeks. Then to spend about 8 weeks working up to 45 minutes of running. That will get me to June. Can I be ready for my half IM? I guess I have to decide here and now that the answer is yes. 22 weeks is long enough for me to recover from this, get back to training, and to build up. And that’s that. Mel always reminds me:
“Those who think they can and those who think they can’t are both right.”
After my workout, I had some breakfast. I was excited to try the Love Grown granola that Sherry picked out, mostly because Tina is always showing it on her blog! I added an apple, some raw almonds I brought, and some skim milk.
We went downtown today to the little shops (The Strand)–mostly gift shops (so some of you should be excited ). The sun was out, which was perfect, and it’s Mardi Gras so there were some drunk people and a concert. Random. But awesome.
We ate out at a seafood/steak house…I had salmon with coconut rice and asparagus! The rice wasn’t my cup of tea, but the rest of the meal was great.
Christine shared taffy (peanut butter) for dessert.
I bought myself new Tom’s. They are WILD for summer. And they’re vegan, according to the website.
I can’t wait to wear them.
When we got home, we went for a long walk on the beach into the sunset. I’d say it was romantic but I was the third wheel to my sister and her husband…it happens. I always wish I had a significant other when I’m on these trips. Sigh*
I found a lobster claw.
And some crabs. No joke. I’m bringing em back.
Ohhhh, it was a good day!
Now we’re going to start dinner–burgers (veggie for me!), kale chips (my contribution), corn, and maybe some salad. Noms.
How was your Sunday?
When’s the last time you played at the beach?