19 March 2008

Running away

This morning was my first long morning run in a long, long time. Marathon training has begun and it starts with time, not mileage. Specifically 1 hour, 3 times a week. That's the magic numbers. I think we do this for a month, then we start to crank up the Sunday runs and slowly bring up the weekday runs.

I hit the snooze one too many times this morning and didn't get up in time to get the full hour in. I decided I'd go out, see how I felt and run as long as I felt like. The first 1/2 hour was agony, not sure why, it's usually not this bad, but once I passed the 1/2 hour mark I could have run forever. The legs felt awesome, the breathing was good, HR was fantastic it was an awesome run. But at 50 minutes I realized I had to go home, it was getting late. I did find a nice 10 minute loop right around my neighborhood and that's nice.
Hubby and I need a vacation. There is no doubt at all about that. We were going to take a big vacation to Alaska for probably 2-3 weeks, but now that Hubby is changing jobs that's not going to work out. So we are looking for a shorter vacation to take. We are considering Vegas. It's super cheap to travel to Vegas from here and there are lots of things I want to see in Arizona and Utah. But just looking at the this it is turning into a huge vacation too. What started out as a longish weekend, 5-6 days, is now up to 10 days and growing. Also, we don't gamble so we would be going to Vegas because it's cheap to fly into and maybe to see a show or two. So I'm not sure that's going to work out.

Then last night I was looking at Branson. I know, it sounds crazy but really, have you looked at the place?? There are a ton of shows, all kinds of entertainers and cool things to see. They even have a pet show - how cool??

There's also a bunch of museums, and attractions like golf, caves, some really interesting sounding stuff. Package vacations are really cheap, you can get 4 days/3 nights plus a bunch of tickets for $454 per couple. That plus plane fare plus some spending cash is not a very expensive vacation at all. It really seems like it might be the way to go. The only time I was ever in Missouri was during basic training. Maybe I should visit Branson to wipe out the horrible Army memories from my mind. Has anyone ever been to Branson?? If so please share.

1 comment:

Fe-lady said...

If you end up near Tucson you know you have a place to stay!
Never heard of Branson, sorry!
But many people around here go to Laughlin, so check that out too!

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