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Brief Branson Valentine's Post

Last night we were planning on having dinner with my dad and step-mother, but she wasn't feeling great after the drive up. She wanted to just crawl into PJs and relax on the couch. Jason and I thought we would go find a Sushi place. I love wakame. That was a big disaster. Apparently his internal GPS was off and we ended up lost. By the time it was said and done, we ordered pizza from Domino's at the condo and shared with my dad while watching the Olympics. Thank goodness I had a healthy salad lunch!

Today would typically have been weights, but the gym at the condo isn't exactly a full gym, so I just did cardio. I was going to run 30 minutes, but after 22 minutes, my hip flexors simple would not allow it. This is what happens when you go on a running hiatus and then run 4.5 miles. So I hopped on the elliptical and tacked on 30 pushups and called it quits. I did stretch out, but I am definitely going to have to stretch more tomorrow.

We're about to head out to do just a bit more shopping. Today's agenda are the gourmet foods stores. Then we'll have lunch somewhere with my dad and step-mother. Our eating in didn't go quite as planned. At least lunches were the salad bar and breakfast at the condo. I just feel really out of sorts and guilty for eating out so much. Blah. I know I should just relax and enjoy it as it really is a rarity. 

I hope everyone is having a great Valentine's Day. Got any special meals planned?

Comments

  1. Sorry to hear you didn't find sushi. Maybe you will today.

    Enjoy your vacation. You will be back to your routine soon enough.

    Nothing special planned here. That is what happens when you are on your 23rd Valentine's Day. Although I did get a nice present from the hubby this morning. ;) He knows me well.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Alicia

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  2. Awww that is too bad you didn't get your sushi!! It is the worst when your heart is set and you don't get it.

    Happy VDay!

    XXOO

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  3. Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean this was our 14th Valentine's Day together. We don't ever do anything special really. Just try to have a nice dinner.

    Kris | iheartwellness it's not often I ever really even want sushi - I mean, I really only get veggie rolls and the wakame anyway. LOL.

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  4. haha your present was to not blog, love it! Having family there sounds fun!

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