Vacation Countdown

Last day. Finally. Must Survive Today.

It’s Monday. All that I have on tap at work today is a superintendent conference day. There’s four or five other school districts joining us at our district so I’ll be working with all the other health teachers all day today, including one of my best friends from college who works for one of the visiting districts. I’m so excited to spend all day with her gabbing about teaching. Should be a nice way to spend a Monday at work before taking off for a week. Then I have Tuesday off for the holiday, which is great because I have a ton to get done before we leave.


My week, my week, how did it go…

On Monday I ran 2 miles. What should have been easy miles, but I was still suffering some from not feeling good all weekend, so they were a bit tougher for me than they otherwise should have been.

Tuesday saw spinning class. I went to the late class and it was with an instructor I had never spun with before. Oh my goodness, she had a killer workout. Her music wasn’t my favorite, but I loved the workout, so it’s fine. The entire hour long class was just three hill repeats. Three hills in one hour. We spent a lot of time in high gears climbing. Yup. Toast. I was done after that class.

Nothing for me on Wednesday. I was wiped, school wore me down, I never made it to gym. Thursday I made it to my usual 530 spinning class. I actually felt really good after that, the best I’ve felt post workout in a while.

I really need to channel that when we get back from vacation and just buckle down and get back into shape. I need to rebuild my base, rebuild my speed, and rebuild my confidence. My leg is finally starting to feel like it’s boarding on like 98% better, so I’m optimistic I might not have to take time off from running after this race like I was planning. I probably won’t be able to do the Runner’s World running streak like I was hoping to do this year, but I will be very grateful to run pain free two to three times a week.


Can you guess which Avengers character I’ll be running as? Hint: consider the main topic of this blog and know that it’s kind of ironic.

I am so pumped for vacation. Do I feel bad about missing the entire first week with a new group of kiddos? Sure. Am I more excited to go on vacation? You betcha ya! We fly into San Diego and we’re planning to do the zoo there then drive up to Anaheim the next morning. We have three any day passes to Disney, we’re planning to do Universal, and a day in LA to go see a live taping of the Conan O’Brien Show. And of course our race!

Thanks to me working 7-3 and Husband working 330-1130 we literally go five days a week without seeing each other. It’s bee a tough ten weeks and I miss my husband. I feel like we really need this time together, so I’m really, really looking forward to it. Must Survive Today.

Ever ran a Disney race?

Favorite thing to do in LA or San Diego? Restaurant suggestions?

5 Thoughts on “Vacation Countdown

  1. Never run a Disney race. I grew up in San Diego, so Disney Land was a pretty often trip as a kid. I kind of miss it.

    I grew up in San Diego, but it’s been years since I’ve been back. I used to LOVE going to Lemon Grove, but I don’t know what it’s like anymore. I loved the zoo and the wild animal park (which goes by a different name now).

    And I’m on vacation countdown too! I only have to make it through today and tomorrow. (We don’t get Veteran’s day off as a holiday :-/) Then I’m off for a week to go to Miami for a GoRuck event.
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  2. You are SO close!! Enjoy every minute of your vacation and wishing you good luck & a PR for your race!
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  3. I’ve never run a Disney race but a friend of mine has convinced me to do the Goofy Challenge in 2018. 😀 Have an AWESOME vacation!
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  4. I would love to see your version of the happy dance. Congrats on OMD and enjoy every moment of your much needed and deserved vacation. The good news is, I think you will feel very refreshed and ready to rebuild your base once you get back from vaca. You have plenty of time to prepare both mentally and physically for the next season. I have no doubt you’ll get back into the rhythm and routine. For now, splurge on your vacation and enjoy the down time.

    I am so jealous you are running a Disney race. Someday. I hear there are a lot of AMAZING sushi restaurants in San Diego… if you like sushi. 🙂
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  5. Ahhh so much excitement for you! Yay for good workouts, vacation, Disney, and Conan! I can’t wait to hear all about it!
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