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Halfway Back to Reality

Posted Jan 03 2013 2:08pm

Yesterday, my views included cannons and brilliant blue ocean. IMG_1482 IMG_1489

Today is my first day of work and working out in 2013. I’m halfway back to reality, spending the next few days down in Titusville, Florida to kick off Meghann’s wedding weekend!

Meghann picked me up at the airport last night around 8pm. It was so great to see her and the bridal glow that she is truly radiating right now! It’ll definitely be a crazy few days leading up to the wedding but I tried to remind her that it’s like this with every wedding and just how lucky she is to have all the support. It’s awesome to watch her mom, dad, siblings, family and friends help with every task!

We were both starving so dinner was at a Mediterranean restaurant near the airport. While neither of us had ever been there the Yelp reviews were true and it was inexpensive and delicious! After very few fruits and vegetables the past week I was craving a salad in a huge way! Their salad with chicken was so filling that I brought half of it home today for leftovers.

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After going to bed earlier than I have in the past week, we woke up this morning ready to enjoy a few miles together. Anytime I go without a workout for more than a day or two I get nervous and anxious. What if my body has forgotten how to run. What if a pushup is no longer possible. Therefore, one of my tricks, whether a placebo or not, is to baby step my way back into working out and healthy eating to ensure that I’ll enjoy it. A heart crushing workout is the last thing I wanted today. Running together, chatting about the wedding with Maddie tagging along at our sides was the perfect way to enjoy a 3.6 mile run that has me ready for an even longer run tomorrow.

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After our run we enjoyed breakfast together, compliments of her father, before I hunkered down in her brother’s childhood room. IMG_1506

I’m working remotely today, which is the perfect way to transition back into the work world. Views of her family’s front yard, warmth streaming through the windows, a sparkling seltzer, and some soft music has made this quite a nice morning among multiple conference calls.

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I’ll be posting a few more St. Croix updates in between my daily posts recapping the house that we stayed at, our overall view of St. Croix, and tips for planning a group vacation with friends or family.

How do you transition back to working out after a few days away?

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