Hello there. It feels like I haven’t talked to you in ages. Actually, since some posts were pre-scheduled last week it really has been a while since I’ve opened my computer to blog. Reading and commenting took a backseat last week too, for a few reasons I won’t get into now. Anyway, this past weekend was my fall break. The word “break” should be changed to “long weekend” because it was just Thursday and Friday (we have class today, Columbus Day), but I won’t get into that now.
Whenever I come home for these breaks I immediately snap in to relaxation mode. It’s like a light goes off in my head as soon as my feet touch ground in Tampa and my priorities switch from “getting through” to “recharging.” It means slow mornings, food galore, naps, seasonal activities and life-talks. Sometimes I think Tampa has magic powers, but really, it’s just me breaking my routine and taking time to cover the basics. It sounds silly but I’m not embarrassed that I need and cherish these short breaks from school.
Before I share some weekend highlights, a few orders of business:
- CONGRATS to everyone who raced yesterday! It will be fun to read race recaps this week.
- Be on the lookout for a post with my injury update this week. Spoiler alert: it’s not looking good.
-Delicious food galore. My mom spoiled me and every meal was incredible.
-Using this lovely new Blentec (!!) that my mom bought. I had daily (sometimes twice daily) smoothies. I’m officially obsessed.
-A Saturday morning run replaced with a bike cruise along the water. Not the same, but at least the view was pretty.
-Experimenting with pumpkin carving. Instead of the typical “scary face” we tried to be creative. I really just wanted the pumpkin seeds.
-Daily cuddles with this cute face.
Now I’m back in 305 safely, thanks to my favorite travel companion.
*Linking up to MIMM*