Running on vacation

1st day of vacation! Ahhhh….it feels so good! We are at Panama City Beach, Florida. And it is cold! 71 degrees this afternoon. 61 degrees at supper. So what I’m saying is this-I did NOT wear the cute little dress I bought when we went out to eat. The blue jeans were calling my name. And before you think that I was warm enough to eat supper with just my t-shirt on-think again. I took off my jacket JUST for the picture. 🙂

This is a 3 generation picture. Me on the left. My daughter (who is on a TIGHT leash right now!). My 65 year old mom. She doesn’t look 65 does she? She has lost 25 pounds recently and “says” she is going to start the Couch25k program so she can run with me! 🙂 My daughter said she’s going to start it, too! I sure hope so. I LOVE running partners!

Today is our 1st day at the beach. Got here a little after 4pm. Guess what the 1st thing was that I did????? You guessed it-I ran! 2.1 miles in 23 minutes. At St. Andrews State Park. While my mom and daughter sat in the car and read. 🙂 It felt sooooo good to run again!

And, shhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but on the way down here I told my daughter that I knew I was forgetting something REALLY important, but couldn’t remember what. Well, I guess my brain went on vacation a day early because I FORGOT MY RUNNING SHOES!! OMG!! My sweet daughter (who is on a TIGHT leash right now) was kind enough to let me borrow her running shoes. You know-the ones I bought her! 🙂 But if we are all going to run (walk) tomorrow, I’m not sure how we are going to fit 6 feet into 4 shoes!! 🙂

Might have to go shopping!

Here is a quick rundown of what we ate at supper at Sharkys tonight (and evidence that I need to run more than 2 miles each day we are down here!):

Baked oysters, Salad, Roll, Cod, Vegetables, Fried Dill Pickles-That’s what I had!

Taylor told me she had something to tell me right when the waitress brought her entree. These were her famous last words-“I’m full.”  You will be proud of me. I did NOT hit her. I merely told her that she would be enjoying her shrimp for lunch tomorrow. 🙂

We went to Walmart after supper to buy groceries for breakfast/lunch. Oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, cereal, turkey wrap ingredients. Healthy and yummy.

Now we are all 3 sitting in the living room of the condo WITH OUR EYES WIDE OPEN!! None of us are sleepy. At 11:35 pm! Guess we will be sleeping late tomorrow. 🙂

Good night!


About shannonjoe

I teach 3rd grade. Love Jesus, teaching, reading, running, and working out.

Posted on April 24, 2012, in Randomness and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Oh Shannon – I’ve missed you!!! And may I just say – you look FABULOUS!!! Oh my goodness – you must be so proud of yourself!!! You are true inspiration – I keep saying I’m going to get back on my treadmill (my two back injuries in the last two years keep freaking me out every time I try to get back in shape) – but I’m going to do it! I promise you! Have a WONDERFUL vacation! (no wonder you’re keeping your daughter on a tight leash – she’s beautiful!)

  2. Shannon:
    You look INCREDIBLE! (Jen used up FABULOUS, but that’s true too!)
    I am so glad that your heart is happy–and that you are enjoying your “running life.”
    I’m sending you lots of California hugs and a wish for a happy vacation.
    You really are an inspiration…

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  3. Did you get new shoes? I love family pictures. You are beautiful!!! I hope you have a blessed and enjoyable and awesome and relaxing and …. well all those words….vacation.
    Take care and God Bless!!

    • I didn’t buy any shoes! 😦 I borrowed my daughter’s Monday and my mom’s yesterday and today-SINCE NEITHER ONE OF THEM HAVE KEPT THEIR PROMISE TO START THE COUCH25K SO THEY CAN RUN WITH ME!!! 🙂

      Thank you for the compliment! You are sweet! And it has been sooooooo relaxing!!!!!

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