You know how you spend time training and planning for something big and then it’s done and you are left coping with nothing on the horizon and feeling sort of deflated. Yeah, I have that post-high letdown going on. Two marathons, Ragnar, a 20th anniversary trip, and a fun party with friends filled the last 3 weeks, but now? Boom. Back to reality.
I’m joining Tara and Erin to relive a bit of the fun from last week and put off the laundry and grocery shopping that needs to happen.
After finishing Ragnar (did you see my recap? Don’t you want to do one now??) and a lovely night on Nantucket, we headed back to the mainland. We had a bit of a break before the next ferry, so of course we stopped at Cape Cod Brewing.
Then we headed out to Martha’s Vineyard, where we staying in the lovely Oak Bluffs Inn. I actually managed to get a run in that morning.
After a day exploring, we had just enough time for one more beer before we hopped the ferry again.
Next, it was off to Newport, Rhode Island, where we got the one and only picture of both of us during the whole trip. Oops.
Me: Why are we staying in Newport?
Beer Geek: Because I need this county to finish Rhode Island.
Me: I assumed it was something like that.
Finally, we spent one last night in Boston, but we were too tired to actually go into the city. Instead, we just admired the view from our hotel room:
Since we don’t know how to have a calm life, the weekend was crazy as well. My dad arrived on Thursday (my mom had been with the kids all week) and Beer Geek’s close friend arrived from Belgium. The two of them spent the next few days trying to get as many pictures as possible since Eric hadn’t been here in 20 some years.
Then we celebrated 20 years of marriage at Mad Fox Brewing with some of closest friends from near and far. It was an amazing evening and a great way to finish our vacation.
Now it’s time to get back to work at my job, figure out my next training plan (although I plan to continue my no plan running for at least another week), and get back to eating normal sized meals. We have had some sad news in our extended family and Beer Geek’s father is in ill health, so I need to get running again to help me cope.
So, I’ve been out of touch. Tell me what’s been going on in your life the last couple of weeks! Don’t forget to enter the Skirt Sports 13er giveaway.
(And tomorrow on Tuesdays on the Run, we want to hear about your favorite/most inspirational running book or movie!)