Thursday, March 10, 2011

A new kind of vacation

My spring break starts this weekend and I am super excited! My family is headed to Cocoa Beach, Florida very early Saturday morning with Mr. Perfect, my brother's gf, and my sister's bf. Soon I'll be eating these:
My favorite Florida treat: petit fours!
And doing this:
And watching sunsets with this cutie:

I'm really excited for this vacation, because it will be a new kind of vacation for me. Since I started my running journey, I've had a few weekend trips, but no real tests of my dedication like a 9 day trip at beach without access to a treadmill.  At first I was really nervous, but I prepared and I think this week is going to be a huge success. Plus I've all ready got some experience with slow-motion (because when am I ever fast) beach running thanks to my summer job.
PS: If I every run a halloween race I spy my costume
I purposely planned my virtual 5k for the week when I'm out of town to make sure I'm keeping up with training. The more I think about it, the more excited I am. I all ready have 10 amazing runners signed up! I really wanted to make this race fun because I plan on dragging my whole family and our guests on the run too!(6 teens and frat boys running on vacation? can that really happen??) So far I made some cheap but kind of cute finishers medals, and also race bibs for my family. I won't tell you what the medals look like yet because I want it to be really exciting when you finish the race, but here's what our race bibs look like:
And another exciting thing that will happen while I'm gone: I'll hit 150 miles! That's right I'll have run over 150 miles since I started this journey in just a few days! So exciting!

While I'm gone I'll try to post, but they won't be as fun and picture filled since I'm not brining my laptop. I hope everyone has a great spring break and a rockin' 5k on the 19th. I can't wait to hear all about it!


  1. You motivated me to have my own virtual race. I hope you join me.

  2. I'm excited for the virtual run!

    PS - I can't say how jealous I am of you getting to go to the beach!

  3. I am excited for the virtual run on sat. I am pretty jealous of you getting to go to the beach also!!!!

  4. Sara -
    I am gearing up, and spreading the word:

  5. Can't wait for the 5K!! You are going to have so much fun on vacation! Those petit fours look so good! :0)