Thinking Out Loud Thursday

Hi y’all!  Another blogging break due to too much on my plate and something unfortunately had to give.  All of the too much has been good stuff, but I still was hoping to at least get a post in earlier than today.  Such is life and it’s all good!

It’s finally Thursday so that means I’m Thinking Out Loud!

Thinking-Out-LoudSo to catch up on everything, we had an awesome time in Williamsburg this past weekend.  We hung out at Busch Gardens on Saturday and hit the Water Country USA on Sunday.  I have to say that I really enjoyed the water park a lot.  Usually I can kind of take it or leave it, but we had a blast.  It also helped that we didn’t have to wait in super long lines since we were there when it opened.  Busch Gardens is always a fun time!  I love just walking around, riding some rides and with the Food and Wine Festival going on, we sampled a lot of good food throughout the day.  I can’t wait to go again for a long weekend this summer!v4EDhqf6MrsnCRw5hUjUBThnuOWC_v5pR5T9QkOeaw8

Katie, Nathan and I ran while we were there Saturday morning.  Katie got a route suggestion from a friend that took us out along this really great trail.  We enjoyed the route even though it was pretty hilly.  The only BIG draw back…horseflies!  Goodness gracious!  We were swarmed by them the ENTIRE run.  I finally said enough and took of my tank just to use it as a fly swatter.  Imagine that sight?!  Me running in my sports bra, swatting flies for 6 miles.  It was a sight to see.  Thankfully I only had a few bites, which now itch like crazy.  I’m grateful I didn’t know a soul there or I would have never run in just a sports bra.  Luckily our route on Sunday was uneventful except for stopping to pet the cutest little dog.  My run Saturday was for the Bad Ass Runner Virtual 5 mile race.  I didn’t “race” it but ran it as my long run.  I earned that medal for sure!o8YiEt3RRZ0qq57_iKssXQpPN3u9hFmhdY8sJsKrQoQ

The rest of the week has been a blur.  Between school, testing and finishing up the year, I’m in school overload.  I feel stressed and I swear I do twice as much work in late May and June.  I’m just counting down the days and trying to stay afloat.  Everything will get done when it gets done, but my to-do list keeps growing and growing.  Only 9 days left and summer is here!

National Running Day was yesterday and my friend, Andrea and I put together a run for our friends from Rita’s Italian Ice.  It’s been hot and sunny for days leading up to yesterday, but we had drizzle and clouds and cool temps.  Not exactly Italian Ice eating weather!  But it was perfect running weather!  We all felt great and talked about how easy it was to run in 60 degree temps vs the high 80’s we’ve been having already.  A local race company joined us and had some giveaway for goodies and a free race entry.  I also ran my 600th mile of the year on that run, moving closer to my goal of 1500 miles this year.   keWl9IFY3oRi03wTf3-TrIPRaGSq2axCSrFnmembzckFaYS2VqtZnhUYi_0WK4Gm74Sdq92T2dBIaILeDrYOAc

See what other people are thinking about too for Thinking Out Loud Thursday hosted by Running With Spoons.

Go be awesome! 🙂


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7 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud Thursday

  1. So fun that you did a virtual race and got a medal! How cool!! Totally agree with you on the temps – we’ve had drizzly and 60s here and it feels SO much better than the heat/humidity!

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