It was a busy week but a week I was looking forward too. Can you believe that I've never been to Florida before? I knew my spare time would be sparse, but I intended to make the most of what free time I would have! First thing Sunday night I headed to Publix to pick up some fruit and milk for my room since our hotel had a fridge. I love having a fridge in the room because it allows for healthy snacks!
Hubs graciously loaded my favorite movies onto the iPad. I watched Elf on the flight there AND the flight back. (and, confession, in my room too...can't help it I just LOVE Elf!)
Taking a cue from Christen, I plunked myself down by the pool every chance I got. I mean, seriously, how often do you get to go to Florida? Here was my view of the Splash Zone. (not a real whale)
The lovely view of the palms from my poolside perch. So I love Florida. Or at least the hotel, ha! I used plenty of sunscreen but I did come home with one souvenir, a tan. I actually got called "brown bunny" at work today. Creeshy, watch out!
Our hotel was across the street from SeaWorld (we were in Orlando) and while I didn't actually go to SeaWorld, we did enjoy the nightly fireworks by the pool!
I love my job. Beyond love. But it was nice to get away for a week and do something completely different for a bit. A respite if you will. I knew that when I returned to the office today, a full desk and overflowing e-mail would be there to greet me. And yeah, it was there. But so was this cute surprise! Two of my trainees got me this adorable Hoops and Yoyo card. (it even talks when you open it!) Okay, so I LOVE Hoops and Yoyo. So sweet that they remembered that! I think I like them because like me, they are loud, obnoxious and insanely funny. What a thoughtful gesture they made. Honestly, it Made my Monday! I'm so blessed to work with such generous people! I met Bahama Mama early at the trail this morning. to get in a quick run. Since we weren't going far we kept the pace fast to maximize our run. After so much cross training, it really felt good to be back at the trail, back to running with my friend. This evening I had class and I cut them a break. We were supposed to do a tempo run, but at 7 pm it was still a toasty 99 (37 C.) That is just TOO HOT to do any kind of speed work - I didn't want anyone falling out! I love getting in 2 runs in one day. All in all, it was a great Monday. And how often can you say that?