A long vacation

The title is a little bit of a misnomer, I don’t know that I’d call what’s been going on this summer a “vacation,” but I sure took one monster of a vacation from blogging.  It started innocently enough, we moved two weeks after we got back from Austria so we had a TON to do, then the next two weeks were spent getting settled back in Virginia.  I planned on getting back to blogging once things had quieted down, but what you don’t all know (unless you’ve seen me mention it on instagram or twitter!) is that I sustained one giant pain-in-the-butt of an injury that just won’t leave me alone.  My motivation to post on my running blog while injured was pretty much zero, so I let it go while I focused on all the work I’ve been doing since we moved back.  It’s been so good for me, and maybe it’s even been good for me that I couldn’t run.  I have gotten so much work done and been so insanely productive, so while it has been frustrating to heal slowly, I also didn’t miss running as much as I normally would.  And I’ve even been weightlifting a decent amount recently, which is pretty much a sentence I never thought I’d say.  I usually avoid strength training like the plague but I’ve been enjoying it, if only because it’s the only place I’m seeing measurable progress 😉  I’ll go into a little more detail on the injury later this week but I am running again and excited for all the cool weather miles coming my way.

 

So, since you all don’t want to hear about work or non-running, I’ll do a little recap of some of the stuff I was up to this summer.

 

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Spent several days at the adorable ice cream stand near my house where you can play games under the umbrellas while you eat homemade ice cream.  SO GOOD.  This was Joe’s birthday, with salted caramel flavored ice cream on his sundae.  I had a Kahlua milkshake, which I still remember vividly because it was SO DARN GOOD.  There was a lot of ice cream eating this summer.

 

 

 

 

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Went to a brunch with this girl that was a little about the delicious and a lot about the unlimited booze.  We made friends with our waiter and he brought us shots, which leads to wandering around the museum afterward like this:

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She’s too much fun for her own good.

 

And Joe and I had quite the awesome day at a baseball game!  Another sentence that isn’t something I thought I’d say…I’m definitely a football girl, baseball usually bores me to death.  But baseball is significantly more fun when you’re three rows behind home plate and there’s unlimited food and beer!

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And that’s us on tv!  I’m noticing a theme with my highlights…unlimited food=fun.

 

Just a few of my highlights but I’m so happy that it’s finally fall and I’m excited to be blogging again 🙂

 

Tell me some of your favorites from this summer!

What’s your number one favorite thing about fall?  (Mine is football, but a very close second is the gorgeous weather!)

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29 thoughts on “A long vacation

  1. I totally relate, I also took a massive blogging vacation (which I’m still on). Mostly because of the busyness of school and work but I hope to get back to it when things quiet down. So nice to hear from you again. I’d love to hear more about your new strength training regimen 🙂

    • School was a gigantic part of my break too but I’m still crazy busy with all that, just ready to be back 🙂 And congrats on the new job!! I don’t know that I’d call it a “regime” but hey, at least I’m making weights a habit 😉 I’m lifting 5 days a week and concentrating each day on a different muscle group. It will be more productive now that I’m running to cut it to 3 days and lift more groups each day but it was nice doing something most days when I was injured!

  2. I’m soooooo glad you’re back to blogging! I’ve been wondering where you’ve been and was actually going to ask Cori when I see her this weekend in Chicago!! Hope you’re all healed up and can’t wait to see you start tearing up the race tracks!

    • Thanks 🙂 I’m hoping I’m all healed too! I can’t wait to start training again. Starting from scratch is such a weird feeling though! P.S. I’ll be in Boston in November for a few days so I will need some recommendations from you 😉

  3. Welcome back! I was so happy to see you pop up in my feed! I was going to email you to check in but I didn’t see any contact info on your blog, so I waited patiently. I am sorry you were suffering from an injury. We all know how that goes and it is NEVER fun. I sometimes dread posting on my blog when I can’t run. Again, welcome back and I am glad you are able to be running in this beautiful fall weather!

  4. Welcome back! I think I read somewhere that you were injured, and I was wondering if that was why you hadn’t posted. I would probably do the same thing:) I hope you are healing well and can get back to running soon! Glad you had a fun summer!

  5. Welcome back! Sounds like you’ve been busy and productive, which is awesome. I’ve really dropped my miles in the past few weeks to focus on school related things.

    My very favorite thing about fall is seeing pumpkins, scarecrows, and other fall decorations that remind me that it’s fall.

  6. Yay, welcome back!!!! I think it’s mentally refreshing to take a ‘break’ from blogging sometimes. I’m especially unmotivated to post when I’m injured. It looks like you’ve had a great summer! I’m excited to catch up on your posts! 🙂

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