Vacation Mode

As you read this, I’m flying across the lone-star state and headed to see one of my very best friends. While I may be traveling in the opposite direction that most would advise at this time of the year, I can not wait to land on that Texas runway.

Only because Emily’s there, and only because it means I’m in vacation mode!

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There’s also the fact that last time I made the journey to the south of Tejas to see this gal, she whipped up homemade bread and pizza dough. And we watched What Not to Wear, after taking a walk on the beach.

Yes, I’m ready for a 3-day escape that includes all of the above!


Before vacation time set in, I had some training prep to do. I have no idea what it will feel like in the summer heat of Corpus Christi, but I do know that it is nothing like the dry mountain air of Denver.

From Monday to Tuesday my legs put up with the following:

6:30 a.m. {Monday} easy run: 3.25 miles

6:30 p.m. {Monday} Lululemon Group run: 3.1 miles

6:30 a.m. {Tuesday} Yoga: Yes, please.
Hikes + double-run = tight, tight muscles.

        3:00 p.m. {Tuesday}:  No motivation! Must. Round. Up. Run-buddy!
         3:15 p.m. {Tuesday}: Text from Chris, ‘ wanna run later?’ YES I DO.

5:45 p.m. {Tuesday} speed-progression run: 4.1 mi

Check, check, check, CHECK. Ready to rest, now! Thanks, legs.


All of that was more than worth the time to take off today and let the mind + muscles zone out. All of that also led up to one hungry gal, and last night this green-chile stacked enchilada creation did the trick:


Yes, I’ll feed you that recipe soon! It’d be very selfish of me not to.


Today is set aside for flying, relaxing & catching up!

Tomorrow we’ll test that August heat.



Filed under easy days, Speed workouts, things that make me Happy, training, travel

5 responses to “Vacation Mode

  1. come on, you gotta make a pit stop in AUSTIN!

  2. green chiles! pittar patter goes my heart.

  3. Awesome that you were able to cram in a few runs so you can enjoy a guilt-free travel/rest day today. Have an awesome time in Texas with your girl!!!

  4. Great workouts! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the recipe for the green chile creation! Green chile on anything=love.

  5. Yay for vacation and friends…have fun!

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