I was lucky enough to spend a good portion of February in Florida, along with what seemed like half of the retired population of the US. It is a good thing I wasn’t in a hurry as no one was going anywhere fast.
I dropped Sara, my friend and trainer at Sync Fitness at the airport in Ft. Lauderdale and headed West to meet up with a group of my favorite people, the Fennemen/Stokes family in Naples, Florida. They were kind enough to invite me to stay with them at the tail end of their family gathering. We spent several days relaxing in the Florida sun, and several evenings chilling in the hot tub. On our last day together we gathered for a game of Pool Olympics, spending several hours in the pool splashing around and competing in games such as horse riding (imagine riding a pool noodle from one side of the pool to the other), chicken races and lap swims. My team, Team Norway lost but in the end we were all winners!
We parted ways and I headed down to Fort Myers Beach for a relaxing week at the beach. I know my life isn’t incredibly hectic and stressful right now but it was a welcome experience to spend my days lazing around the beach and pool again. I was able to get several workouts in, not as many as I had intended, but more than I had been prior to my Florida vacations.
I decided to leave Fort Myers a few days early so that I could hit Disney World and Universal Studios midweek as opposed to the weekend. I knew that going alone to these parks was going to be a bit lame but I underestimated how lonely the happiest place on earth can be, the bonus was that I did get to sneak to the front of many lines as a single rider. I don’t foresee myself going back to Disney any time soon, it is definitely more enjoyable through the eyes of a child, to me it mostly felt like riding slow boats through elementary school dioramas. Universal Studios was more fun with their roller coasters and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter however, my first ride was one that drenched me so I spent the remainder of the day waddling about trying to dry my jeans while making my way around the park.
I counted the thousands of steps I walked around the theme parks as my exercise but I don’t know if they were enough to combat my overpriced Disney burger and fries……
Beware, there is an overload of selfies following this post.