Lots of running and fishing, it’s the weekend recap.

This weekend, we were down in Venice. I believe I promised a weekend update as well as some pics, so here they are.

On Friday, we drove down to Venice. We had to go all the way to our house, pick up the boat and then drive it back to Sarasota for some work. We’re having a tower built for it. I’m not sure exactly why but I’m trusting that MacGyver has a good reason. After that was done we stopped in at Trader Joes for some essentials.

Trader Joes

And then we went to get a healthy lunch…or not.


And I did a little shopping while MacGyver was in the Sporting Goods Store. If you have a Bealls Outlet near you, by all means run there! It’s usually hit or miss but when it’s a hit, it’s a hit. This was my haul which cost less than $25.

Bealls Outlet

After shopping we headed toward Venice and stopped in at a local car show. MacGyver has a 1967 Pontiac Lemans Convertible. He loves it. It is on the ‘must
save first in case of fire list’. I’m pretty sure I’m not even on that list. Anyway, he we had a good time looking at all the cars.


Old TruckvetteCorvette

And I had a good time with this one, the Little Deuce Poop.

Duece Poop

I started itching like crazy on Friday afternoon and MacGyver and I surmised that it was probably poison ivy or poison oak due to all of my recent yard work. We went to get some calamine lotion but it didn’t help that much. Because it was itching most of the night, I wasn’t sure if I would run on Saturday.

Saturday morning came and then I woke up with a bit of a cold as well as the itching but I decided to run anyway at the last-minute. I had an eighteen miler on my plate, but I only ran 15 and I took my phone and snapped lots of pics. This is the Venetian Waterway Trail in Venice.

Venetian Waterway Trail

Venetian Waterway TrailVenetian Waterway

Venice Florida TrailsVenetian Waterway TrailShamrock Park Nature CenterVenice Running TrailsThis portion ends in Shamrock Park. But you can take the other side and end in
Caspersen Beach. It’s really a beautiful trail and the weather was fairly nice and not too humid, considering that it’s Florida and all.

After running, MacGyver and I went fishing and had a pretty good day of it.

Fishing in Venice

With all that fish, you can imagine what was for dinner, blackened redfish and pan seared snapper with lemon butter sauce and capers.

fish dinner

I know, I can’t believe this is my life either….

On Sunday, I woke up with that stupid cold again but I decided to hit up the Legacy Trail just to try to run out the congestion while MacGyver went fishing again….5 miles later, I wanted to crawl in bed and sleep. Sometimes your body just wants rest.

MacGyver came home from his day of fishing with this ah mazing snook! 28 inches long!

28" Snook

And yes, in case you’re wondering, we eat a ton of fish.

It’s a rainy Monday here today which is just as well because I am still resting and trying to feel better. The itching has subsided but this cold is a butt kicker.

We’ll see how I feel tomorrow.

What did you do this weekend? Did you race or do a long run?

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