Puerto Rico and a big PR!

Brendan and I recently returned from Spring Break in Puerto Rico.  My 5 months of traveling back and forth to New York last year finally paid off.  We flew to San Juan and spent three nights in the Sheraton in Old San Juan and then three nights West of San Juan at the St. Regis Bahia Beach!

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I’m all about the whole “you’re in Puerto Rico… you have to try Puerto Rican (enter something I would rather not be eating/doing”.  I get it.  I also get being on vacation.  I have a whole new outlook on vacation these days.  It’s more like… I’m a young professional.  Sometimes, I hate my job.  Sometimes is right now.  I would like to take some PTO, and that is valuable PTO, thank you.  So f*ck your Puerto Rican (enter black coffee with creamer)… I’m going to Starbucks on my vacation.  And that, my friends, I get from my mama.

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But seriously now.  This was the first time I truly needed a vacation in my life and really felt like it was something I was able to gift to myself.  So we went from this…

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To this…

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We toured old Spanish forts…

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Wandered the streets of Old San Juan…

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Hiked to caves and cliffs…

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Watched the San Juan Half Ironman!

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If you know me at all, you know I immediately started researching sprint triathlons and bike prices.  It was so inspiring.  So exciting!

And then we went to the St. Regis…

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…which was a stunning plantation-style resort.  We stayed in a suite!

We went to the beach…

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Hiked in the rainforest…

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snorkeled and kayaked…

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And played with iguanas!

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It was really great!  Then I flew home to Portland and did this!!!!!! Hop Hop Half Marathon…

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A HALF MARATHON PR by 3 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND… this is the first time I’ve placed in my division!!!

SO EXCITED

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2 Comments on “Puerto Rico and a big PR!”

  1. Alex says:

    WooHoo! YOU are inspiring — as in I GOTTA get somewhere tropical, fast! Could you run me there? Guess we’ll have to wait til Costa Rica in June. Here’s hoping the thaw comes mercifully quick and that your Spring is as nice as it has been in Portland. Glad you got to experience some of it… Maybe that was the spring in your step that picked up the pace to save those 3 minutes… Congrats on your PR and placing! Onward…

    • Thanks! Oh my gosh… have so much fun in Costa Rica! It is amazing! You must bring back some salsa lizano! It is like crack on black beans and rice. Coconut ice cream popsicles are a must while you’re there, too. What part are you going to?


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