July 8, 2009

VACATION...all I ever wanted!!!

Well, we just got back from 5 nights at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio and it was GREAT!  Scott was coming out of a 2+ week home stand and REALLY needed the break.  I was coming out of doing nothing and the break was still wonderful.  It's great to get away...especially when it doesn't involve flying anywhere.  

The Hyatt Hill Country Resort is really nice.  I would definitely recommend it to young families.  It's not the best place for couples without children because the resort is COVERED with kiddos.  Especially on the 4th of July weekend!  It's a very "woodsy" place with lots of trees and small animals.  If you are looking to get a tan, you have to get down to the pool early enough to reserve a seat in the sun (because most is covered and shaded by trees).  The rooms are nice and clean and the food is good (there are healthy options too).  Again, not a place for couples looking to relax in peace and quiet.  The spa was wonderful and Scott said that the golf course was challenging and beautiful.  It's a great place to get away for a quick trip!

So after having much weight loss success in the past few weeks, I swore that this vacation (food-wise) would be different.  It was, and with a 3-mile and 12-mile run in there, I was SURE that the scale would be my friend when I returned home.  Lesson learned.  I will now bring the scale with me on vacation.  I know that some people can get away with weight once a week or even once a month.  Well, call me obsessive, but I weigh every morning.  It helps keep me accountable for my choices that day.  I was weighing on the scale in the gym on vacation but it wasn't the same.  When I weighed this morning, I was the same weight as I was before I left.  Not too shabby...but I REALLY wanted to lose.  Guess I could have gone without the pastries from the Mexican bakery the other night...hehehe.

So running 301 comes to an end tomorrow and MARATHON training starts Sunday.  That is very overwhelming and scary for me.  The time commitment that's involved in training for a marathon is unbelievable.  Scotty and I are struggling with whether or not to train together.  He is better that I am and therefore should be in a 10:30 or faster pace group.  I am NOT about speed, just about burning calories and covering distance so I prefer a 11:00 or 11:30 pace.  Our friends have said that it's not as fun once you go your separate ways and stop running together so I am kind of freaking out.  We will see what happens.

I'm off to take a nap!


  1. 2 blogs...in one year! Impressive! Glad ya'll had fun!

  2. HA! Thanks Ang!!! I'm working on it. It's kinda fun :)