May 11, 2011

Much Needed R&R

Good morning friends! I've been a bit quiet on the blog front these past few days as I've been spending quality time with a beach towel and catching up on blogs.

So you may or may not have gathered that I made it to Florida and am now milking this sunshine for everything it's worth. It was 43 degrees the day before I left New York which made me that much more sure that I don't ever want to go back there again. 43 degrees in May? No thanks. I'll take the 86 with a cool breeze that I've been having in Florida over that any day. 

This is the view I wake up to every morning. 
Since I've been here, I've done a whole lot of nothing. I finished reading The Divine Comedy yesterday, I guess that was productive. The Purgatorio and the Paradiso were definitely not as good as the Inferno, but hey, it's another book off the list! 

This is where I sit to read when I'm not out by the pool. 
Isn't it gorgeous? I've been hanging out with the puppy, lounging by the pool, working on my tan and finally, working out! I ran 2 miles on Monday and 2.5 yesterday. I have yet to get in a run without having chest pain but I'm working on it. I've been warming up on the recumbent bike so as not to go too hard too fast but I'm still having some chest pain at the end. I'm planning to take today off from running and hit the pool for some laps and then go for an easy timed run of about 40 minutes tomorrow, focusing more on time than on distance so as not to push myself too hard and then we'll reevaluate what I can do from there. 

Oh and about that whole, I'm going swimming today...yea, remember when I accidentally signed up for a triathlon? Well it's 6 weeks away. Yesterday marked my first day of training and I was supposed to go for a bike ride. One problem...I don't have a bike and apparently spin classes are non-existent in the greater Melbourne area of Florida. Wonderful. I'm going to try and sneak into The Pilot's gym tomorrow to get on a stationary bike but it looks like I won't make it on to an actual bike for another week and a half or so...hmm.

The Pilot and I also watched the Collegiate Triathlon National Championship the other night on ESPN. At some point while the 1st wave athletes were biking, he looked over and said, "Is this getting you pumped?" My reply? "Umm no, it's actually starting to terrify me. 

The thought of DNSing my 1st tri is really starting appeal to me. 

Speaking of The Pilot, I'm making every effort to milk every second that we're together because I had the sudden realization yesterday that I'm leaving in 10 days and won't see him for at least 3 months.

But I don't need to think about that right now, do I? I have a book to read and some sunshine to soak up =) 

Hope you're all having a great day!


  1. no DNSing! enjoy your time in looks BEAUTIFUL!

  2. I want to be in florida. It looks fabulous!!!

  3. You are too cute! Have an amazing time in Florida and enjoy all the time you can with The Pilot!

  4. You are getting some fantastic R&R!!!! I'm so jealous of that sunshine you're soaking up.

  5. It looks so beautiful there!! I'm glad youa re getting so r&r, good luck with your biking!

  6. love the pictures. sounds like your having a nice time, enjoy every second of it!

  7. Enjoy this time together! You deserve all of this sunshine and relaxation!


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