I’m on vacation this week. Vacations are weird things for me, since I’m so structured in my daily regimen that vacations are interruptions of my schedule. I’m not complaining, however, it’s just the way it is. My friends and family call me “captain schedule” for my seemingly obsession with “redeeming the time.”
I must confess I have gone overboard in the past. A few years ago I bought a software package that allowed me to customize our Disney World experience based on the age of our children, our food tastes and the best time to reach the rides and restaurants that we liked. I had a print out every day with a timeline for our park experience. I thought it was great; my family not so much.
This week I have decided not to have a schedule–well not a hard one. So far I have done well. The only thing I have scheduled are my morning runs, which unless I get up before the sun is out, 5 a.m., I can only manage to get in 4-5 miles in the heat and 150% humidity before getting light headed. I ran at 6:30 this morning and it was already a balmy 85 degrees.
During the day I take my kindle to the beach and read while the boys catch waves. I have cooked alongside my mother in law who is down here with us. The other day she made blackberry cobbler from scratch. How great is that?!
Today I have already run 4 miles and taken a dip in the cool gulf waters. The pool, however, is another story. The pool temperature hovers around 95 degrees, hardly refreshing. We call it the giant hot tub. I tried swimming laps, but got light headed again. Hmm. lots of light headed incidents. Maybe it’s not Florida. Perhaps I have something wrong with me. Meanwhile, I’m trying my very best not to plan things on this vacation even thought it goes against my very core.
Are you a planner or do you just go with the flow? (even typing “go with the flow” makes me nervous)