Rewind to: The Sun Deck, 12 Laps per Mile

Today, I fly out to Las Vegas to begin my vacation! On tap for today - some good Vegas debauchery! Penny slots are my favorite way to pass the time, particularly the "I Dream of Jeannie", and the one with the Taxicabs!

Last year's post tax season vacation took me out to the other coast, and as always I debated the likelihood of actually working out:

As I sit here in my living room, my new 80's haircut saturated with Manic Panic Vampire Red and wrapped in a Duane Reade bag, I am going over the list of things I still need to pack for vacation.

Do I pack my running gear?

Every trip begins the same, with the best intentions to continue some semblance of my daily routine. And I really do have the best intentions. Really. I do. But in the end I rarely, if ever, lace up my sneakers and go for a run.

It's not because I'm lazy or unmotivated (most of the time). Generally, it's because I feel guilty. Guilty that I'm taking time away from spending time with the boy. He's such a good sport about all my early morning runs, the weekend runs and the races out of town. We spend so little time together at home, how do I walk away from him on our vacation?

I will pack my sneakers. I will pack the mp3 player. I will pack my best intentions and place them beside my Bodyglide and sunblock. I'd love for this next week to be a change of scenery rather than an upheaval of routine. But whatever it will be, it is first and foremost an opportunity to spend time with someone I love.

And if that means my sneakers languish in solitude, so be it. That may be the price I pay for surf, sun and sipping an umbrella drink with my sweetheart.

Run strong, my friends. Add a mile or so for me :)

1 comment:

  1. I won about $40 on the I Dream of Jeannie slots on a cruise about five years ago. (Right before I started getting fit--and met you.) Loved that one! Was a nickel slot, though, I think. Have a fun vacation--you certainly deserve a rest.

    I hope you get to take out your sneaks sans guilt, too. Enjoy yourself, enjoy the boy, and win some moolah!



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