7 miles walking
Happiest Place on Earth Strides
Yesterday was the last day of summer vacation. I took a day off of work to participate in my favorite tradition – end of summer celebration kid style. This meant a full day at Disneyland.
We got up early (getting back on schedule) and I didn’t get a chance to work out, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise because we ended up walking 7 miles. I have no idea how. My ankle was a bit swollen by the end of the day so clearly I’m not out of the woods yet. But hey, at least I got something in.
I’ll be honest – we have annual passes to Disney so it can become kind of “whatever” to my kids. But today was a magical day.
We saw life in a different perspective.
The self-proclaimed happiest place on earth finally got some legit caffeination making this woman very happy. #mommyhasneeds.
We experienced rain showers. Since we live in SoCal and it rains about 4.5 times a year, my kids literally thought it was pretty much a miracle and I caught this picture of them enjoying it (and their non-caffeinated iced teas thank you very much LivingSocial Starbucks coupon).
We capped off the day with a trip to Portillo’s – the quintessential Chicago-based hot dog and Italian beef restaurant I go to when I’m homesick. My kids ordered extra pickles with a side of pickles on their hotdog because Skinny Runner told them pickles count as vegetables. Thankyouverymuch.
I went all out and even got fries and dessert and didn’t even feel guilty (okay maybe just a little bit).
I promise you I will arm wrestle anyone for the mascarpone goodness that is in this strawberry shortcake. I almost licked the bowl but I have standards…barely.
Overall the kids kept talking about how amazing the day was, I think I’ve sufficiently brainwashed them that school is going to be awesome. I got in a crazy unplanned extended walk and mostly, we decided we set a new world record in fun.
Do you have any back to school traditions?
Have you ever been shocked by an unexpected workout?