Well, what a week! Going to do a breakdown with pictures.
Current Weight: 149
Goal Weight: 155
Sunday, June 3 – flew Guangzhou to Hangzhou. Flew between the clouds…
Went straight to hospital and saw 3 patients, rushed home, had reunion with Tits the Cat…
threw clothes in washer, started to unpack, knock on door… It’s….
I also got to hang out with Velina, Robin and their gorgeous baby and show off the beautiful necklace that Sheila, Greg and Lily gave me…
Finished repacking, went to bed…
Monday, June 4
got picked up by driver to head airport. Hangzhou to Beijing, Beijing to JFK… Here’s a shot from over Siberia… It really is frozen tundra!
Get into JFK pretty much on time, only to wait 1 hour and 40 minutes for my bags. Major panic, get through customs, race to airport train to go to AA building, still need to check in, recheck bags, get through security and they are already boarding… Major panic… People get me through quick, I’m trying to breathe, and I get on 2nd to last… Phew! Then we sat on the Tarmac for one and a half hours! Argh! Finally up, up and away and this gorgeous sunset off the coast of NC…
Finally got to Miami and Miri’s smiling face there to pick me up!
Tuesday, June 5
Up before the crack of dawn and out for a run… I love my hometown!
Then I had a haircut and color…
And sushi with my niece, Amanda 🙂 Then off to visit the kids and grandkids, then a run/walk with Michele and Michael and dinner.
Wednesday, June 6
Up early, breakfast with Tiffany and then out to Okeechobee to visit my friend Julia, who is not only a super awesome friend, but is hands down the best massage therapist in the world! Two hours of myofascial therapy, craniosacral therapy and some lymph work. Lunch with her son at Golden Corral and then back to her office for another hour or so of traditional massage. It was all amazing. Then back to Port St Lucie to pick up Sydnie for the night.
Thursday, June 7
Breakfast with Sydnie…
And dropped her off to school. Then back to motel and Jenni, Sadie, Tiffany and Joey came over to spend time in pool with me. Wore a bikini, LOL… That seems weird to me.
I then headed 90 miles south to check out a 1973 Airstream Land Yacht… I bought it!
Then raced back up to home to pick up Sadie from camp so we could go to Jammin’ Jensen with my friends… Just writing this makes me feel like I haven’t had a holiday, lol! Here’s some pics from the awesome time I had with my friends…
Then over to our friend Denise’s house, since she had neck surgery and couldn’t come out to play, we took the party to her…
Then off to bed with Sadie, so I can get up early to head 5 hours north in the morning!
Friday, June 8
Up early, drop Sadie to her mommy and hit the road. First stop, 2 hour drive to Daytona to see Shauna, Mouna and Fiona. Lovely visit. Then another 1.5 hours to Ocala to register for the 5K and get my BIB… How exciting! My first BIB!!
Then another hour drive up to get my mom and an hour back to Ocala to meet my friend Teri, who came down to support me 🙂 Dinner Outback, visit with my nephew and his wife and kids and then to bed!
Saturday, June 9 – RACE DAY!
What a rush! My friend Gail told me I’d start out to quick and she was right… My first kilometer was in 7:12… I slowed my pace, walked some, ran, met a lovely lady named Trisha, picked up discarded cups (I know, I know) and finished. It was awesome.
Then breakfast and back to hotel to pack and hit the road… 9 hour drive to North Carolina with my mom to her best friend Sandy’s house. This is the lady I was named after 🙂
Sunday, June 10
Beautiful , cool, rainy morning in North Carolina. Mom, Sandy and I met Eric for breakfast and then Eric and I went for a hike up Mt. Pisgah.
Total Length: 3 mi
Trail Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Climb: Climbs Moderately
Lowest Elevation: 4980 ft
Highest Elevation: 5730 ft
Total Elevation Gain: 750 ft
Trails/Roads Used: Mount Pisghah
Hike Configuration: Out-and-back
Starting point: Mount Pisgah Parking Area, Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 407.6
How to Get There: From Asheville, take the Blue Ridge Parkway south to the Mount Pisgah Parking Area, on the left, at milepost 407.6. Park at the second parking area; the first is for the Buck Springs trail.
Then back to Sandy’s and I grilled steaks and leeks for dinner…
So, that’s the wrap up! I’ll try to be a better blogger and update again tomorrow 🙂
I am exhausted just reading it all 🙂 But you are looking so happy and healthy 🙂
LOL, it’s been an exhausting yet fun week… Going back to China next week will be like going on vacation!
You are the ultimate human whirlwind. I’m tired just reading your blog. Have mercy! Was great visiting with you, short though it was. Am proud of your completion of the 5K and just proud in general to have you as my friend. Hope you’re able to get some rest in N.C. Love to you, and your mom. 🙂
Thanks, Teri! I’m so happy you drove down to support me xoxo
Hope to see you Tuesday 😀
3 glaring things – 1. You called your cat ‘TITS’?!! 2. Bravo on the run, truly inspiring sandi. 3. You bought a camper van! How amazing is that!!! Pretty good week….x
Yes, the cat came with the name. His original name is Brooklyn, but is also known by Titters, Mr. Titters and simply Tits. He responds to that 🙂
And yes, I bought a “caravan”, known in the States as a travel trailer, of which we will go on cross country trip one day 🙂
Looks Like you are enjoying every minute of US! So that Airstream is coming to Midland Texas on your way to ‘Where there is a Will there is a way race, (It helps Scottish Rite)
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Wow! You have been busy, very jealous you have bought an airstream lucky thing, are you off on a road trip at some stage 🙂 . Great photos, you look happy to be spending time with dear family and friends, enjoy the rest of your holiday x
Thanks, Meg. I plan on doing lots of travel, so I’ll live in the airstream. I want to do a cross country trip in it.
So where are we heading on our first road trip?
You’re my manager, you tell me 😀
whew…Glad you are having a great time!! Vacation…not sure I would call it that!! LOL!! Have fun!! And congrats on the 5K, a 7:20 pace…not sure I could do that in my dreams!!!
Oh, that 7:20 was only the first kilometer, then I slowed my butt down or I wouldn’t have been able to finish 🙂
Saw the RV pics, didn’t realize you had just purchased it. That is soooooo awesome. That is my plan once Alex is off to college. It was a true pleasure and honor to work with you. Looking forward to your permanent return. By the way, you inspired me to start. I will look different next time you see me. Much love.
We’ll have to go on girls weekend camp outs! Looking forward to moving home permanently and spending more time with you xoxo
Holy moly woman, you are BUSY!
LOL, Sandra… I’m going to need a vacation after this vacation!
Love the new “do” Sandi, it really looks terrific. Now how you gonna pull that silver beast around my friend?? What a happily hectic time of it you are having 🙂 Keep on Livin’ it UP!
Thanks, Anna. Going to buy a pick up when I get back in the fall. My plan is picking you up in NY next August and driving to Wisconsin for our first triathlon… How’s that sound?
Wow – what an adventure – I love the name Tits the Cat 🙂
He’s a lovely boy 🙂