In a previous post, I mentioned that I was busier on vacation than when I worked.
Well, eventually things calmed down. I was determined to relax a bit before returning to work.
The day started with a cold 5 mile run with Barbara (who motivated to up my pace) on the paved rail trail.
Afterward, I went shopping and bought myself some toys: wool, a puzzle and some coloring books and stayed home for the evening.
Since the weather was nasty, I stayed home and cleaned out the refrigerator, started knitting a lace infinity scarf, started my puzzle and did some coloring. In fact, I didn’t get dressed until it was time to leave to play tennis. Staying home to me is very strange but it felt therapeutic.
I did a lot more knitting while waiting for my car to be done and then ran 5 miles on a surprisingly clear bike path. Afterwards, I walked around the mall and bought things that I didn’t really need but bought cause they were on sale. (Does anyone else do that?) I was planning on either yoga or a movie but decided to stay home for the 2nd night this week. (Am I becoming a homebody?)
Another day of cleaning and playing with my new toys.
But since it was New Year’s Eve, my hubby & I went out to dinner and then to a movie (Spotlight). I stayed up until midnight (cause I always do) watching TV and drinking eggnog.
I spent a lazy morning and then ran a (free) 3.5 mile race which started at noon. I saw a lot of runners that I knew and it was fun.
After the race, I decided to run some more… it was Friday and I was on vacation. What else would I do?
I ran around campus and even discovered a new trail.
Even saw my first snowflakes.
Afterwards, I did some errands and then went out to play mah jongg.
Ok, so this day was not so restful.
Lot’s of cooking then errands and then yes, relaxing!!! But in the evening, my hubby wanted to go see a movie and so we did. I wouldn’t recommend The Hateful Eight unless you like lots of blood and gore!!
My last day of vacation and a long run. I decided to go to the Corning Bike Trail since I hadn’t run there in a while. Unfortunately, the weather turned colder but it was still bearable considering what is predicted for the next few days.
I had planned on 5.5 miles before meeting Judy but I was early so I ran 6 miles,
Then I ran 3.5 miles with Judy starting in the opposite direction.
Then ran another .5 miles for a whopping total of 10 miles.
And so it was over.
This is my only stay-cation of the year.
I take days off during the year but it’s always to go somewhere or do something.
Happy Running! Do you take stay-cations? Or do you take off work to go away?