We are in Pensacola for the time being – heading out after breakfast – and a huge storm is moving in. It had been very nice though, both here and at home. To back track…
I came back from vacation with my cough having worsened and by Friday, I was actually ill. Before, I had to hack and cough a lot but felt ok. By Friday, I just wanted to lay down. I watched the kids walk to the bus, took Ell early to school to make up a test, then I got in bed. But I couldn’t sleep – I just felt like garbage. I ended up meeting Ash for lunch – the spicy Mexican food helped me breathe actually – then we came home to rest. It was a legit sick day for me. Saturday I felt much better, though the cough and congestion still lingers. We ate breakfast and I packed, then Elliot had a make up football game. Right after, we ate lunch then got on the road to my parents’.
Once here, Ash and I went to get our race packets and I got to relax before dinner. Sunday morning, we woke at 5 (technically I got up at 4 to take the dog out because he doesn’t know how to adjust to Central time zone) and then we all got up at 5 for the race. By 6, we were at Veterans Memorial Park for the Pensacola Marathon, half and 5 k. Ell and I ran the 5 – he did pretty well too: 22nd overall and 3rd in 15 and under division – and I did awful: 33 mins. I did a great 2 miles then fell off due to hacking and coughing. Ell and I partook in the cool little expo after – food, drinks, massages – until Ash finished the half.
It was nice to have a ride to and from. Overall, a good course. I would have done better were it not for the illness. For lunch/football, we went to Twin Peaks and I had amazing breakfast tacos. The afternoon and evening were mostly eating and napping and I cannot complain! We have to drive home this morning (and do laundry and clean) so that’s no fun but this is the end of traveling for a little while.
It is dark, cold and dreary so here: 10 hours of cozy fireplace jazz. LOL.