Tuesday, September 25, 2012

30A and Letting Go

Has anyone ever seen people riding around with one of those weird looking 30A bumper stickers? It's blue and makes a sun out of the zero.  They are everywhere around my neck of the woods and I never knew what in the world it meant.  Well, now The Housewife and I are in the club.  We made the trip to Santa Rosa Beach in the Seaside area and stayed off of Highway 30A at Blue Mountain Lake.  While it is pretty family friendly it was quiet and not crowded at all so The Single Gal was very happy.  I am sure The Housewife has her own vacay recap planned but here is mine. 

First, rest and relaxation can do wonders for anyone.  I think my only huge failure over the last week or so was missing TWO long runs.  Definitely not great for training and my race is in less than a month.  But -- I just decided I was going to get up early every morning and relax and spend time with family and drink my coffee every day since I don't usually have that luxury even on the weekends.  We rented a great house with a private pool that was also on a short walk to the beach.  I was so tired from spending all day out every day (aside from the one day it rained) that I fell fast asleep on my sofa bed every night and didn't even care that it wasn't a real bed.  The boys even let me play golf with them one day which was so much fun.  And I must have played fairly well because they invited me back the next time they went. 

Here are a few photos I snapped when I wasn't holding an adult beverage. 
{yes, I see there are only two. don't judge}

The view of the lake from our house! 

Instagram of #1 and my brother in law on the beach.  Hard to keep her still
and even harder to keep sand off of her face. 

We went into Seaside/Watercolor several times for dinner and adventure.  There are so many great shops.  One of my favorite things were the food trucks they have set up on the walkway! Too cute.  I tried the grilled cheese truck and it was delicious! Expensive, but delicious. 

Food trucks!

Here are my other photos when I was holding an adult beverage: 

Tervis + Beach = Happiness
In general, the main event of the week. Just add sunshine.
I feel pretty refreshed. I had a great trip.  I thought about life a lot.  I got to have a big family dinner every night.  Stacy's In-Laws are so kind and fun, and they didn't blink an eye when I poured my first drink of the day around 9:30 every morning.  I sat on the beach all day.  I got a tan.  I listened to the ocean.  I laughed a lot.  I actually just relaxed and didn't worry about much for days at a time.  I am finally feeling better at the three month mark for the breakup.  Not all the way there but I think I am starting to get a healthy distance from it.  And it's not that I'm mad about it but I am at the point where I truly just don't want to see him, talk to him, or ever hear of him or anything he does ever again.   It's not part of my current life.   

Main lesson of vacation -- you really can get a certain amount of clarity with some time off of work, an ocean view, and a several cases of beer.  

Love you. Mean it. 
~the single gal~

1 comment:

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