I’m supposed to be in Italy right now – on the Amalfi Coast, drinking an aperol spritz on a boat and soaking up the Italian sun. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Instead, I am headed to Cabo for a “back-up plan” vacation.
I won’t get into the details of why we canceled our 10 day trip to Italy just days before we were supposed to be en route. That’s Brittany’s story to tell. Her health and well being come first so we passed. Italy isn’t going anywhere and we will make it there someday. Am I disappointed? Of course. Frustrated? Yes. But c’est la vie. To Cabo we go.
Talk about first world problems – I have to go to Cabo instead of Italy. Life could be worse and I can ALWAYS find the silver lining. When I canceled our quaint little airbnb right on the water, it sucked. Only getting a 50% refund doubly sucked. But I told myself, hey! I get to do my 20 mile run in San Diego with my girls. And believe it or not, I was genuinely excited about that.
Lucky for me, I live a life that I don’t really need a vacation from. Travel is great but I am more than happy to spend every weekend right here in Encinitas with my people.
I had the best week of training last week. I ran 50 miles and I feel like I’m really making progress. It’s that part of training where you can start to feel the hard work kicking in. It’s exciting and it makes me hopeful for race day. Speaking of… I still need to book my flights for Chicago. Oops.
This week I will be a little lackadaisical on my training since I’ll be in Mexico and that’s ok. The extra sleep and the elimination of stress will be much appreciated by this body of mine and I cannot wait.
What I’m most excited about though is all the extra time I have to devour some books. I’m in the middle of an excellent one right now titled, When the Moon is Low and I’m excited to read Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly. I finally feel ready for that book.
I’m sure you’ve all listened to her famous TED talk, but I highly recommend listening to Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations with Brene Brown (part 1 and part 2). They really struck a chord with me. I bought Daring Greatly a long while back but when I went to read it, it just wasn’t doing it for me. Her words weren’t resonating and the book just wasn’t doing its job. But now I feel really compelled to read it, so we’ll see. Books have a way of finding you right when you need them.
I am working on a blog post about hormones and running and I’m excited to post that later this week – so, stay tuned! Until then, I’m off to Mexico!
Have you read Daring Greatly? Thoughts?