Missing all the bloggers
When it came to blogger meetup, my recent trip was an epic failure. Patty @ Mynoguiltlife lives in Phoenix — but guess was she there when I was? Of course not.
Then I saw that Debbie @ Coachdebbieruns was also there for a workshop. We were actually there at the same time. But we couldn’t hook up either. I really wanted to pick her brains on integrating dogs into the pack, too.
And my friend Paula @ Neveradullbing? We met last time I was in Seattle, but couldn’t manage it this time.
The trip was epic
The trip, however, that was epic. Best vacation we’ve had in a long, long time. In case you missed all my Instagram updates, we visited with relatives in Seattle, where Mr. Judy met Alton Brown at a book signing.
We went to the movies twice — “The Queen of Katwe” and “Sully”. While you might think “Sully” wasn’t the best movie to go see a couple of days before flying across the country, it’s also about trusting your gut and your training. Good reminders before my half.
We spent several days in Sedona and I loved every minute of it. The highlight was definitely hiking up a hill (a steep hill — a little foreshadowing for my half?) and doing yoga on the rocks with the guide. It was amazing looking through my legs during down dog!
Then it was on to Fountain Hills (Scottsdale area of Phoenix), which is named hills for a reason. It was a tough half marathon that I’m proud of.
This outfit was an epic fail
Well, it served its purpose — comfortable enough to fly in, cool enough (once I removed the sweater I wore on the flight) to travel up to Sedona in.
But flattering? Nope, I’d say this was not a flattering outfit on me. Sometimes you need the photographic evidence!
I can only hold out so long . . .
Well, yeah, that goal of watching the sugar I wrote about in Tuesday’s blog post? I’ve been watching it alright — watching it march right into my mouth (and probably adhere to my stomach and thighs).
Don’t get me wrong, I was on vacation and I ran a half and I did a lot of hiking, too. So I expected some sugar consumption.
That cinnamon roll we bought in Sedona? We shared it. As I said, we gave some to a woman at the next table. I think we both ate some more of it the next couple of days. That wouldn’t have been so bad, but then there was also dessert the night of my half (remember, I indulged in more cinnamon roll shortly after the half), then fudge pie at Z Tejas, some Pinkberry on the way home . . .
10 days is a long vacation, y’all! I start out with good intentions, do pretty good for a while, but usually somewhere towards the end the dam breaks and I start indulging more than I really ought to. It is time to slam down those floodgates again!
Well, obviously we haven’t been dealing with Bandit while we were away. Or any of the furkids.
The pet sitter said he was doing really well. She was able to clip his claws. She used his muzzle, but she didn’t think that she needed it for the nail clipping.
Unfortunately I’m doing a quick turnaround and heading down to my parents (probably there as you read this), so it’ll be a few more days before I see Lola or Bandit.
Gizmo made it very clear this morning that he needed some lap time, and as I type this on Wednesday, he’s wandering around meowing at me. Unfortunately for him I have a ton of laundry to do, need to get some food in the house, and oh yeah, pack again to go to my parents.
Talk to me. Tell me in the comments:
Do you cats velcro to you after vacation, or give you the cold shoulder?
What was your last epic fail?
Ever think you looked really cute until you saw the photo?
I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her: