Saturday, February 25, 2012

Vacation Week Recap

Why do vacations always fly by so fast?  It's very sad that the vacation week is coming to an end.  So let's just move onto bigger and better things (breaks) like - 7 more weeks until April Break and 16 more weeks until Summer Break!  I am worse than the students.  

How did I spend my week off from school?  

It was really a laid back kind of week.  Tucker had quite a few sleep overs, we did some shopping, Ward and I worked on sanding and painting our bedroom and the ceilings in our bedroom and kitchen.  

Stacy and I tried out Crossfit.



I also did a lot of running this week.  Yes, I do run every week.  But this vacation weeks are extra nice because the running happens mid-day in sunlight!  





I was featured on Another Mother Runner.  That was my rockstar day.  



I bought myself an early birthday present.  I absolutely love these socks.  I have decided that these socks will be my official racing socks for 2012.   You can get them too for less than $12 at Amazon.  Actually, right now they are $11.03, but two days ago they were $12.   



Yesterday I did take the kids to the Maine State Museum.  Admission is quite inexpensive ($3 for the 3 of us) and it's a 15 minute drive.  



Then last night we had family over to celebrate my birthday.  We did celebrate a bit early since my actual birthday is on Tuesday, the 28th, but it's break and I wanted to do it early.  

I did get an awesome YMX shirt and some Zipfizz from Jill and then some cash from my dad and my in-laws.  



I'm pretty sure she rocks as a sister-in-law.  Don't you think?  

I am definitely going to be spending the $$ on some new shoes.  I really want to get girlier with my new shoes but at the same time, I know mens shoes fit me better.  I have a lot of thinking/shopping to do! 

I also wrote my Yaktrax review after walking in the woods to find snow.  I definitely called it in the post when I said after I post this we'll get snow.  I actually said something like a nor'easter.  We did not get a ton of snow, but we did get a couple of inches last night and it is so pretty.  



Ward and guys are doing their 20-miler today, but before they head out, I'm going to get out there with my Yaktrax for a 5 miler, or more.  We'll see how I feel.  Have you entered my Yaktrax giveaway?   Enter here.  If you live in a snowy place, you will not regret it.  

Later on tonight, the Rail Trail Chicks and I will be heading out for another birthday dinner to the fantastic Slates in Hallowell.  I seriously love February break with all of the birthday celebrations!  

Finally, I need announce the winner of the Larabar's Giveaway.  Congratulations, Amy, over at Running Escapades.  She's another New England blogger and a teacher.  She just ran the Hamptons Half Marathon and it ends at the beach.  I need to add that Half Marathon to my bucket list.   




19 comments:

  1. Looks likeyou had an awesome week! What's Zippfizz?

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    1. Sent you a twitter msg - trying out Nuun tomorrow to compare!

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  2. Sounds like you had a great week and got some awesome birthday presents :D

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    1. It has been awesome...but I haven't met a vacation I didn't like! Actually went to Maine Running Company today and bought myself some new shoes...to be revealed tomorrow. :) And then hit Trader Joes. Love that place!

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  3. That looks like my kind of vacation...what a great week...they always go by too fast though!

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    1. Seriously, why do they go by so quickly?

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    1. You should get them!!! I love them.

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  5. Wow! What a great start to my February break! Thanks Jen and Happy Birthday!

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    1. Hey - sent you a message through Daily Mile!

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  6. Great February break! I hope my break in a week is just as good as yours!

    (I count down until vacations too, don't worry!)

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    1. You get vacation and a birthday at the same time too!!!! Woot woot!

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  7. WOOOHOOO! looks like a sweet time. I love crossfit. I can't wait to do it again :D

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    1. I will be doing more crossfit for now....but prob in my living room!

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  8. you definitely need to do half at the hamptons. one of my favorite races. what shoes are you running in now??

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    1. I can't believe the awesome weather the Hamptons Half had this year! Can't always bank on that for Feb. I'll be running in my new shoes tomorrow - Brooks Pure Flow!

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  9. Sounds like a great week! So funny, I was just telling hubby what I wanted for my birthday (April 1). Those socks are hilarious and that shirt is AWESOME.

    We got snow yesterday ick. I need to live somewhere it's warm year round, that is for sure.

    Thanks for fixing the setting so I could comment *wink*

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  10. How was the crossfit? Worth the $$? We have a couple places here... I've been debating it

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  11. Amazing week and sounds like some great birthday gifts too!

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