Being a creature of habit who thrives on routine, traveling takes a toll on my energy levels, training, diet and overall sanity. But I love traveling, so it is all worth it. The past couple weeks have been non-stop travel and have worn me out. But they have been super fun as well, so I thought I would recap.
Before I left on my trips, the first thing I packed was my goodie bags of gluten-free snacks. GF oats, KIND Bars, GF pretzels, almonds, individual packets of peanut butter. These rations saved my stomach and my mood a handful of times. They also saved some of my travel buddy’s as well.
The first stop was Palm Springs for a Bachelorette party. Lots of girl time, pool time and drink time ensued.
Less than 12 hours after returning from Palm Springs, it was off to Florida for a mix of work and fun. Right off the plane, we headed to Four Rivers Smokehouse for their famous BBQ. I managed to get one short run (2.5 miles) in while in Florida, but the late nights, heat and humidity made a second run just not possible.
Go Kart racing was fun and intense – 10 competitive people racing against each other can get hairy.
Mini golf at Disney World, on the other hand – not so intense. But equally as fun and hot!
And more pool time
And just a few hours after returning to Florida – it was off to San Diego to see friends.
I went to Balboa Park for a scenic 3 miler and it felt so nice to run in cooler temps.
Best menu innovation I have seen in a long time – Roulette Wings. 9 regular hot wings – one really f-ing hot wing. You don’t know which is which. Aaron, our friend Joey and I played and Joey “won”. It got down to the last two wings and we were all so nervous. Joey took the wing like a man, but said it was definitely one of the hottest things he’s ever eaten. We loved the concept, though, and will implement our own version and future parties, for sure.
I also found the most amazing sunglasses in San Diego for $5. Fake Ray Bans with an attached mustache. They had different style stashes and they were a huge hit! The cigar is just for show.
We couldn’t go to San Diego without hitting up Ramone’s – Aaron’s favorite Mexican food spot in the world and the thing he might miss the most about living in San Diego.
And then the long drive back from San Diego, with a pit stop to visit Aaron’s gramma.
It sure is nice to be home – leaving really makes you appreciate what you have, doesn’t it?