A long weekend, a long run and lots of fishing.

Happy Monday! How is your day going? I am having a helluva time getting into the swing of things after my 4 day weekend and the Miley Cyrus VMA debacle, it was delicious, (in an evil sort of I can’t look away)! I can’t wait for the Twequel….

It was a joke

So, this weekend as you may now, MacGyver and I went down to Venice to celebrate my birthday. The Kid surprised me and came down Friday night and stayed for most of the day on Saturday even though he is working a ton of overtime lately. Did I mention how much I love my family….? What, a million times? Well, here’s one more, I love my family!

MacGyver bought me a new pair of Maui Jim’s sunglasses, which are so light and comfortable. I’ll be able to run, fish, surf, kayak and paddleboard in them. You really should try them out, they’re pretty awesome.

Maui Jims Sunglasses

Birthday Presents

The night of my birthday MacGyver took me to The Perfect Caper in Punta Gorda and let me just tell you, it was pure heaven. If you are ever even close to Punta Gorda, Florida this is a do not miss. The Perfect Caper restaurant has won many awards and it was highly recommended and it did not disappoint.

Ready for birthday dinner

My Birthday outfit…

The Perfect Caper

The Perfect Caper

After dinner we hurried back to the house to meet the Kid and we all had pie. Yes, I wanted pie for my birthday. It was also delicious. It was a Hershey’s chocolate mousse pie and I wish I would have taken a pic but it was gone in 60 seconds, or maybe 59.

I took the day off from running on Friday but on Saturday I woke up ready to burn off all those birthday calories and I hit the Legacy trail for 12 miles. It was hot but I felt so great after finishing. Nothing is gonna get me in shape for running marathons except those long runs, so I’m committed and I’ll push through.

Garmin Forerunner 410

After running on Saturday, we did some lawn work and puttered around the house and later in the day we went out fishing with the dogs in tow. The fish weren’t biting It started raining about 2 hours later so we headed back.

On Sunday morning I ran another 5 miles on the Legacy Trail. It was much harder than Saturdays run even though it was short. Maybe because it was so hot or because of all the wine I drank this weekend but what I do know is that your diet is just as important as your long runs when it comes to training. More about that in a later post. I promise.

After I got back from my morning run, MacGyver and I decided to go fish for a few hours. Unfortunately, once you get out there with MacGyver and you start catching fish, you stay out there come hell or high water or thunderstorms…..

thunderstorm while fishing

Thank you bridge for the temporary shelter.

Sunday was a good day for fishing! We caught some Reds and some Snapper.

MacGyver Redfish

My Redfish

Fishing Win

Add all that to the fish we caught the other 3 days, (more snapper, mackerel, trout and flounder) and I think we’re good on fish for a while. We’ve smoked them, grilled them, blackened them, fried them, made fish tacos, and fish ceviche. I’m running out of ideas.

Today was a rest day for me. I’ll be hitting the pavement again tomorrow. I’m also going to post my marathon training plan. Maybe that way you can help hold me accountable…maybe?

How was your weekend? Do you have any fish recipes you would like to share with me? Please feel free to do so. PLEASE….

2 thoughts on “A long weekend, a long run and lots of fishing.

  1. Fish baked in parchment paper! I’m making some tonight. I’ll be using tilapia and baking it with pesto, squash, zucchini, red bell pepper and onions. Then some quinoa on the side. No recipe needed. Just throw it together and bake!

    • Thank you Sophie! I happen to have some seasoned parchment paper I’ve been dying to try but wasn’t sure what to add in. I’ll try your recipe with snapper and let you know how it turns out…

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