Remember me? I took a mini blog vaca while my family was vacationing in Michigan for my cousin’s wedding. It’s a good thing I decided ahead of time to unplug from the blog before we went because our rental house did not have wifi. Who doesn’t have wifi these days?
We had a great trip hanging with family and being tourists. Although Ron and I both grew up in Michigan, neither one of us had been to Traverse City. It’s gorgeous!
So let’s catch up!
Last week I got the ok from my physical therapist to try running outside. I was to keep the workouts short with run/walk intervals that last no longer than 5 mins. Despite feeling pretty gazelle like on my previous treadmill runs in PT, I felt like the biggest sloth on my first 5 minute interval.
Our rental house was surrounded by dirt back roads that were shaded with big pine and maple trees. It was so beautiful. As soon as I saw the roads, I had visions of running on them. During that first run I decided that I am not running Mount Washington this year. It’s 2 weeks from Saturday and I feel so not ready to be doing a race that long. My PT said it was still a possibility if I let go of all time expectations and followed a run/walk (which I would most likely do even if I wasn’t coming off an injury). But I don’t want to run it just to run it. Risking additional injury that could wipe out my whole summer of running for one race isn’t worth it. Plus, I have a feeling the weather is going to absolutely suck this year compared to last.
I go back to PT on Thursday to report my progress and to discuss the plan from here on out.
We stayed at a lake house 20 minutes from Traverse City. I’m so glad we decided to rent a house instead of getting a hotel even though it was a bit of a drive to all of the wedding activities and downtown TC. We had our own pontoon boat, kayaks and a dock that my kids could not get enough of. My dad brought fishing poles for each of the kids and they spent hours on the water. They got so many fish that we did a fish fry one night that fed 10 people.
We trekked over to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park on Lake Michigan. I had no idea the dunes were that big. It felt like we were in the middle of the Sahara (except not as hot) as we climbed and climbed. When you reached the top of one dune, you would think you were at the lakeshore. We repeated the up/down/up/down for four dunes and still had not made it to the lake.
Although I would prefer a lake that did not have snakes. On a warm day, we saw 4 snakes, including one that was swimming!!!
Both of my kids were in Amanda’s wedding. I was fully expecting someone refusing to walk down the aisle or doing something utterly embarrassing. They did awesome, hamming it up and loving it all.
My feet still hurt from all the dancing that was done. While my kids are still talking about their photo booth antics. There’s proablay 4000 pics of just them playing dress up.
We hit up 5 wineries that were stunning. Beautiful vineyards, views and architecture. And delicious. I know nothing about wine other than it tastes good. Can someone explain why you spit out wine? I did not spit any of mine thank you very much.
And then we were stuck at the airport for over 3 hours. But at least that gave me time to type up this post.
What’s new with you?
Wine tasting – do you spit or swallow?