Birthday RUNrise and Just Checking In.

Just checking in with you today via my cell phone! I am off work today on my birthday (woot woot) & using this day to relax, pamper myself & get some glorious miles in! 8 mile runrise this morning & then I’ll be running around the lake at lunch with friends. I hope to end the day with an ice cold margarita!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!!

Tell me something happy about your day today??

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Birthday Vacay Recap.

Hello hello! I have missed you all. Lots of blog catching up to do this week. I got in from Puerto Rico last night but still got up to get a run in before work. 6 miles enjoying the cool spring breeze. It’s starting to heat up in Texas by the end of this week with highs almost hitting the 90s! Summer will be here before you know it.

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So my birthday vacay was nothing short of amazing! I spent a lot of it sipping rum punch, feet up in a hammock and bouncing around the colorful city of San Juan. I also got to see my best friend Nicole from college who I have not seen in 2 years! She is my favorite travel buddy.

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We both got in Friday afternoon and went straight over to the Pina Colada club for dinner. I had this pina colada martini with toasted coconut on top. So marvelous. I need to recreate this at home.

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Since we had been flying all afternoon that day was pretty chill. Then Saturday morning we were up for a workout at the fitness center. I ran 4 miles and threw some weights and medicine balls around.

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Then we showered and had brunch at one of the many restaurants at the hotel. Egg white omelet, sweet tater fries and lots of tropical fruits. I could have eaten my weight in those sweet potato fries.

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The rest of the weekend was mostly dedicated to hanging out at the hotel’s poolside bar and amazing private beach. I wish I could fold this place up and put it in my pocket. Then I would take it out whenever I was having a hectic day. Ahh…relaxation at its finest.

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Sunday we worked out in the morning, had brunch then hit up the Bacardi rum factory. We got a little history lesson on how the rum was made and distributed. It was super fun and we sipped on mojitos and shopped at the gift shop afterwards.

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Overall I had a lovely, relaxing vacation with my bestie! It was probably one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve had in a loonnnng time. Both Nicole and I agreed we are going to schedule some time to come back next year and explore more sights in sunny San Juan. The people, the culture, water…love everything about this place. Thank you Puerto Rico for showing us an amazing time!

How was your weekend? Looking forward to anything this week?

When’s the last time you’ve been on a relaxing vacation?

Sweet Miles and Sweet Deals.

Today is going to be a little cray cray. I finally got around to packing last night for my birthday trip to Puerto Rico! I also bought a cute new swimmy suit, beachy looking dress and a pair of white shorts for about $40. All from Ross. This girl loves a bargain.

Wal-Mart had some sweet deals too – I got this one the other day for like 9 bucks. Who knew Wal-Mart had some good deals on workout clothes? I loved it for teaching spin class last night. I was nice and airy with the dri-fit material. They have them in all kinds of fun neon colors too. I think I might have to go back and get neon green.

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This morning I did a quick NTC workout then ran 8 sweet miles in the ‘hood. I figured I will probably be too busy sipping cocktails to get any real mileage in while I’m in PR. It felt good to bust it out and the weather was cool and cloudy.

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And now I have a busy workday and will be off on a jet plane earrrrly tomorrow morning. I will catch you guys on the flip side! Enjoy the rest of your week. And do a lil Friday eve Beyonce dance for me while you’re at it.

Scored any sweet deals lately? Have you ever gone on vacation for your birthday?

Snapbacks n Tattoos.

This morning’s run – Easy 7 miles, relaxed run, no music
It felt so great to run without music this morning. The tune of birds chirping and the breeze blowing was music to my ears. Wasn’t focused on the pace, and frankly could care less…I can actually say this run was just what I needed, uninterrupted silence and time with God.
The weather was as good as it can get for summertime in TX…we’ve had lots of rain come in so this week has been a little bit cooler…hey low 70’s for my morning runs, I’ll take it!
 
Last night was the boyfriend’s birthday celebration! I made him dinner…steak, red roasted potatoes, and veggies. A man’s meal.
I also got him a cake and presents. He loved his SWAG shirt.
After we ate we hustled over to Scat Jazz Lounge to listen to some live jazz music. A friend told me about this place not too long ago so I thought it would make for the perfect date night! It was very intimate and romantic…reminded me of something out of the old days.
It was a great night, and we are looking forward to doing some more celebrating with friends this weekend! I will be out from coaching my running group on Saturday, so I am going to try and get my long run (13 miles!) in on Friday morning. It went pretty well the last time I attempted to do this before work so we will see how it goes!
I will likely be running while rockin’ out to this song…
Anyone running today or racing this weekend? Favorite song right now? What is your idea of the perfect date night?