Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Great Day 2 !!!

Even though I woke up with a headache this morning, today ended up being a GREAT day. I think I did not drink enough water yesterday.... lots of coffee, but not enough water; consequently, that made this morning pretty rough. We stopped by Starbucks and picked up breakfast. I just had a bite of Clay's scone because I was still feeling funny. However, I did enjoy my nonfat cafe misto.... after I guzzled some H2O. We made it to the Georgia Aquarium by 10:15am. This place was amazing. I know, I know.... We live in Florida. Why did we go to the aquarium? It is actually the largest indoor aquarium outside of Asia. They have four whale sharks and a very impressive dive exhibit. Clay really enjoys marine biology and can pretty much tell you the name of every fish there. It was very cool.
Manta Ray !!!

Whale Shark
We finished up at about 2:00, so we grabbed lunch at a place called Wich Wich. This place was amazing. You walk in and pick out a paper bag that has the type of sandwich you want on it (I have pictures, but I took them with my camera and left the upload cord at home). I picked the vegetarian, on wheat bread, mozzarella cheese, olives, black bean patty, lettuce, horseradish sauce.... I cannot remember what else was on it. I only ate half and saved the other half for dinner.  

We got back to the hotel around 3:00 and tried to think of other things to do. We wanted something cheap and outdoors. We found a beautiful park nearby called Piedmont Park. I am telling you, this place reminded me of a small scale Central Park from NYC. Clay went fishing and I went for a ten mile run. I am so glad that this worked out because I really did not want to get on a treadmill. I had pretty much decided that I was just not going to workout today because I wanted to do what I wanted to do (so that did not involve a treadmill)... When Clay brought up the idea of a park I changed my mind =) My run was solid. I had no music, but the scenery was amazing and totally distracting (in a good way). I had to run the loop a few times to get to my ten miles, but it was fun. By the end of the run, I could have been a park tour guide!!! 
Get a little stretchy stretch on before the run.... holy bags under my eyes!

Clay is getting his fishing gear together

The "meadow"

Other side of the "meadow" with the skyline in the background

Sports fields

Some fancy schmancy clubhouse... I could see people looking at me from their treadmills inside.... HAHA

Clay's fishing spot

Stretching while Clay contemplates attacking the lake again....

Tired legs.....

Random worm ????

Map of the park loop
What a fun day! We had a great time exploring and taking it easy. Yes, I ran ten miles, but the fact that I could run ten miles when I would usually be at work, and come back to the hotel and watch tv, blog, and eat a sandwich.... that IS taking it easy =) We went to Publix and picked up some dinner and snacks for the evening. Our plans tonight???? Watching a tribute to Jack Nicklaus and the pre-Masters tournament shows on the golf channel =) Have a great evening !!!!


  1. I can't fathom being able to run 10 miles, not to mention without music?! Holy crap!

    Glad you're having so much fun on vacation, I'm so jealous!

  2. you're so hardcore :)
    looks like it was a beautiful run!!!

  3. Seriously, it was one of those runs that you just feel like you can keep going. I figured since it was vaca, I should take advantage of it. Yes, Krista, no music is usually so hard, but it was so pretty AND I did not want to get lost, so I was completely entertained/distracted!!!! GORGEOUS GORGEOUS run. Too bad a don't get a shirt or a medal for it. =)