I made a really big mistake this Summer. All good intentions behind it, but it ended up being an error. Back in the early Spring, as my kids were winding down their school years, I imagined a nice Summer trip to the beach for us. Maybe the Outer Banks, Wrightsville Beach, Myrtle or Hilton Head. A great idea that went up in smoke.
Due to a busy work schedule, and an even busier social schedule for my sons, our vacation never happened. As Summer approached we had graduations, a few races, parties, yada, yada yada. You know how that goes. All of the sudden my oldest now is in college, and my youngest is starting 11th grade on Monday of next week. We didn’t make the time, or make it a priority. Something happened.
So, as a result, I have not been on vacation since March. Far too long! I am in crazy need of some time off. Luckily, that time is soon to be here. Without the kids, finally vacation looms just around the corner.
Officially just 9 days away now, I am chomping at the bit to get the hell out of here. I have spent the Summer working hard, and training hard. It’s time for a well deserved break from the madness.
Thankfully Fall will be filled with some much needed time off, play time, relaxing time, and races galore. First up is a trip to Vegas. I like to go at least twice a year. Looking forward, let me tell you. Once back from Vegas, a few days of work, then my trip to Utah for Big Cottonwood Marathon. From there, the Smoky Mountains for a long weekend. A local race at the start of October, then a monumental trip to Chicago for a little thing called a marathon. It will certainly be a whirlwind six weeks ahead, and I SO need it!
Did you get to enjoy a Summer vacation this year? Where did you go and what did you see? Maybe your stories will tide me over during my lengthy nine day stretch at work I am starting today. You see, my next day off is vacation on August 30th.