Labor Day has kind of become a holiday that, for me, is rife with political implications. Rather than get into all that, I'm just going to say that I appreciate the people who work hard for little money and little recognition. The most thankless jobs are often the most important, and we build our country on the backs of those willing to do the under-appreciated work.
Anyway, Scott flew in from California for the long weekend, so Matt and I spent a couple days with his family. (I feel like lately I've been filling a lot of posts with a lot of non-running pictures...but how many screenshots of Nike+ can someone really take? Anyway, I think paddling counts as cross-training, so this is still a totally relevant post, right?)
We got in Saturday after lunchtime and met Scott and my MIL for bowling. Admittedly, I'm terrible at bowling, but I really love it. The most expensive part of bowling is renting shoes, but luckily Carole (my MIL) bought me my own pair a couple years ago, so now I'm all set!
|Those little pinup girls are the cutest!|
|83 baby...Bowling is like golf, right? The lowest score wins?|
After bowling, the boys' aunt joined us and we had dinner at JoTo's, a hibachi steakhouse we're kind of obsessed with. It's our go-to place when family is visiting. I was too mesmerized by my food to take any pictures, but we were able to get one at the end of the night.
|After stuffing our faces.|
But Matt loves SUP and so many of our friends love it, so I need to learn to at least be comfortable with it.
We ended up having a great time. We stayed in the bay area so it wasn't too deep, and we spent some time going through the mangrove tunnels. I even got in the water for a bit to cool off!
|Gazing off into the distance and imaging one day being able to afford one of the gorgeous mansions lining the bay.|
|Like a pro!|
|Keeping an eye out for manatees in the water.|
|Scott gave Matt's board a try.|
|These birds follow paddlers because we stir up fish as we go, making lunchtime a breeze!|
|My form is a little off, but for planking on a paddleboard, I think I did a pretty good job!|
|I had to kneel in the tunnels so that I wouldn't get whacked in the face by the branches.|
After a very full day, we had dinner and then departed to go back home. We didn't get in until almost 10pm. Needless to say, I didn't want to get up at 5am to run this morning, so while I have a long run on the docket, I'm planning to do it later on.
What did you do for Labor Day weekend?
Have you ever paddleboarded?
Do you have any hobbies that you love, but stink at?