Theme Parks, Beer, and Kindles!!!

Today is the 4th of July.  Happy Independence Day!!!  The last two days have been very nice.  I woke up early yesterday, and had some peaceful time with a cup of coffee and reading and watching TV.  Unfortunately, R woke up hysterical from having a nightmare that D had been captured by bad guys and she never saw him again.  Poor baby, she was a mess.  So we went and woke D up and snuggled for a bit.  M was already up and had eaten, so I suggested to R and D that they go out to iHop (R’s fav breakfast place) to cheer her up, and M and I went to the Y to workout.  I did my Fitlinxx workout – which was tough because I was SO sore from my 11 mi run the night before.  I’m glad I did it though – it helped work out some of my soreness, and quite frankly – I usually do it on Sunday’s and I knew that I wouldn’t do it today!

I’m very proud of D though.  He asked me to set up an appt for him and M to get set up on Fitlinxx.  I’ve been wanting D to work out – actually, I’ve been wanting him to WANT to workout.  I also believe in leading by example, and what better way to show the importance of a healthy lifestyle than by doing it together.  I imagine it will be significantly more meaningful for M to work out with his father than his mother anyway!

After our workouts at the Y, M and I went to Moe’s for a yummy and healthy lunch.  Then I ran home (and then to Target…long story but I needed a new “theme park purse” that would fit my Kindle)…took a shower, and went to pick up A and her friend to head to Busch Gardens.

We got up to the park at 3pm, and the girls went about their fun (of course having to check in every hour with me!).  I had a great time myself – I’d get a beer, find a shaded area, and read.  I’d do that for about an hour, and then go for a walk for an hour.  Repeat!  We stayed through the fireworks, and then hit the road to come home around 1045.  After taking A’s friend home, we pulled in just after midnight. It was a very nice time…so much so…that in about two hours…we’re heading back!!

So today, I woke up, met S for breakfast, stopped at Target (sensing a theme here?), and came home to all 5 of us doing yard work.  Now…I need a shower!  Then theme park fun…AGAIN.

I feel like I’ve more than kept up my physical activity needs, and even eating wise have done very well.


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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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