With two shorts trips to Jacksonville Beach in under a week, I feel like I’m getting to know the area a little bit and must say I’m really loving it. Jacksonville Beach is the perfect mix of beach and city life and suits me quite well.
Ryan and I joke that I fall in love with any city that I visit now that we live in Ocala since there are all of 3.5 things to do in the entire town. (We have one very Ocala-appropriate activity planned for this weekend though and I’m awfully excited! Here’s a clue: Neeeigh! It’s a thinker, I know.)
Today’s workout was awesome. I thought my legs would be sore from yesterday’s leg workout, but apparently the weights I chose weren’t as challenging as I thought because I wasn’t sore at all.
This was actually a great thing because I awoke ready to run! I rarely wake up in the mood to run (I have to go to bed telling myself I’m going to run to mentally get in the zone), so I went with it and laced up my gym shoes for a 45-minute run around Jacksonville Beach.
My Garmin was having trouble locating the satellites at the beach, so I just used it to track my time so I knew when I wanted to turn around and head home. I wasn’t trucking along at a very fast pace and had a good time running by some seriously ridiculous houses along the beach. Private outdoor showers? Awesome.
When I was done with my run, I quickly showered in someone’s private outdoor shower (kidding!) and my mom and I headed out to grab a quick breakfast at Starbucks before our first appointment of the day. (I know I’m being annoyingly vague about our appointments, but I hope to share more information with you guys sometime in the future.)
I got the egg white, feta cheese and spinach wrap and a grande cappuccino with one pump of vanilla syrup. I ate breakfast while typing up my morning blog post as my mom got some stuff in order.
The rest of the morning was spent hopping from one appointment to the next. My mom had one thing planned that didn’t involve me, so I drove over to a local shopping center and browsed around Marshalls.
The Marshalls in Jacksonville Beach reminded me a lot of the one in Orlando and was stocked with much better apparel and accessories than the TJMaxx in Ocala. Those stores are so hit or miss, but the Marshalls I stopped in today was a mega hit!
I thought those wedges were adorable but passed on them because they were a half size too big and I wasn’t sure I’d wear them that often.
Plus, I found these wedges and, after some lovely Twitter encouragement from you guys, bought them for only $19.99.
They’re shockingly crazy comfortable. I will be taller than a skyscraper.
I also stumbled upon a pair of sneakers claiming to be LA Gear, but that was clearly a blatant lie.
We all know LA Gear only makes shoes that light up when you walk. C’mon.
Along with the wedges, I bought two new dresses.
Dress number one was a Jessica Simpson coral one-shoulder belted dress…
And dress number two I fell in love with the minute I saw it on the rack.
I love, love, love crochet clothing and drop-waist dresses so that little number was right up my alley.
After wasting a solid 45 minutes at Marshalls, I picked up my mom and we continued on our way before eventually stopping for lunch at Chipotle.
I got a burrito bowl topped with pinto beans, vegetables, pork and extra tomato salsa.
Their pork is so freakin’ good. I’ve strayed a time or two before and got the steak and chicken, but the pork reigns supreme.
Time to get back to spending time with my mama. Hope your Thursday is going well!
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