First of all, thank you to all those, past and present, who have served our country. It is because of those brave people that it is possible for me to live my life and enjoy my day the way I did.
My goal was to get up at my normal time and run before plans got in the way or the day got too hot. I am proud to report I only hit snooze twice and managed to make it up pretty close to 6:00, which I consider quite the accomplishment for the holiday.
I started of with a four mile run and one mile cool down walk on the trail. I was the only one out so it was a pretty peaceful way to kick off the day. However, even before 7am it was HUMID! I am hoping to get healthier and faster, but when it is that sticky outside it is hard to speed up and a struggle just to breath. Yikes. Summer running is not my favorite, but I am still happy to get out and get my runs in, even if they might not be as quick as I would like. As soon as I got home from my run I grabbed some water and a bite to eat for breakfast and took off. My parents love taking their pup, Grits, to the dog park and always talk about how fun it is. They have been inviting me to join them for the longest time and today seemed perfect. He was in puppy heaven, so cute to watch.
After, that I went back to my parents house and we got all changed and set up to go stand up paddle boarding at the lake near their house. My mom has two paddle boards and I tried it out once, over a year ago, but was ready to try again. I enjoyed it and would be willing to go again; however, I was very unbalanced and awkward today. I felt like I had no control over the board or my wobbling. So, after a while I took a break and enjoyed sitting on the dock relaxing.
Post paddle boarding I drove across 3 bridges (that is how we measure distance in Charleston) and headed to Mt. Pleasant. Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are located almost right next to each other, but I rarely venture to them because so many groceries are closer to my house. However, I try to go every month or two because I love stocking up at Trader Joe’s. I bought lots of their meat (and froze it) and some funs dips/sauces. Then I headed over to Whole Foods where I picked up a few gluten free things and enjoyed the hot bar for lunch.
Top that all of with a two hour nap, what a wonderful way to spend a day off.
Now I am wrapping up blog work and ready to spend my night relaxing on the couch. Fabulous!
How did you spend your Memorial Day?
Favorite Trader Joe’s find?
(Chicken sausages, tzatziki sauce, fresh pico, and cowboy cavier are my must haves.)