We took the opportunity last weekend to zip over to the Sunshine Coast for a change of scenery, some training and the April Fools half marathon.
In the days leading up, my motivation was waning, I was tired and the forecast looked dismal. So dismal that I packed the trainer, anticipating a Saturday morning cranking out indoor miles… albeit in a new setting.
Regardless, I loaded up the ‘burb and the boys got to skip an afternoon of school which, right there, made the trip for them. Picked up Lizzie and Henry, drove onto the ferry and we were off.
Because nothing says quality training weekend like 2 moms and 4 kids!
Lo and behold, the place we got on Airbnb was awesome (I’d give you the link but that’s like giving away a good babysitter’s number so, no.) and the weather ended up being sunshiny pretty for the entire weekend.
Saturday we left the littles behind to forage for crabs on the beach and rode our bikes for a while…
The next morning, we had the best laid plans for the half. You know, healthy breakfast… good sleep… solid warm up.
Instead, we ate nutella, got some broken sleep and showed up with just enough time to win the bathroom locator race (again).
We took off on tired legs, a bit unsure on how it would all go. My goal was to have fun, say thanks to all the volunteers and try not to have a disaster of an outing. Plus, we were wearing matching shirts aka our license to go at whatever pace we feel like.
1:36 and change. Mission accomplished on all fronts!
They didn’t forage for crabs alone. I’m not *that* irresponsible.