Of course, now it's the first of the month, and that means it's time to start fresh. The training plan I've decided on for the BDR Marathon is a 16-week plan, and I have about 19 weeks until race day. I used a 20-week plan for Spacecoast and felt burned out, so I think having a shorter plan will really help.
I'm going to do my best to catch up on all the exciting news in blog-world. I'll leave you with some photos from St. Croix. We had a great time getting Scott settled in (he's moving there to begin PA school) and exploring the island. Our flights back were insanely hectic...I'm so relieved to finally be home!
|Scott and Matt at Freedom City, a SUP shop and grill. We had dinner on the beach at sunset...so nice!|
|This is Scott's balcony, where we had breakfast every morning. You really can't beat that view.|
|Matt and Scott got their diving certification and practiced in this mountain-top pool. Nothing like diving while atop a mountain, right?|
|We checked out Point Udall, the eastermost point in the US.|
|Another at Point Udall.|
|These flamboyant trees (also called flame trees or royal poinciana) are my new favorite. They're SO bright; I want one in our yard. This was taken at the Botanical Gardens.|
|The Cruzan Rum Distillery was a delicious treat, and I'm not usually a rum drinker!|
|We hiked a 2.7 mile mountain trail and scaled some jagged rocks to relax in the tide pools in Carambola, then hiked back.|
We couldn't have enjoyed our vacation without the peace of mind of friends watching the house and Matt's mom watching Archie. I'm so grateful we were able to take this trip. It was just what I needed to get my mind ready for school-planning and marathon training.
Have you ever traveled to St. Croix or the US Virgin Islands?
Have you ever gone SCUBA diving? I opted out of that particular adventure...my fear of water was just too much to deal with.