And just like that, summer is solidly here in Florida and the temperatures are heating up. Our season back on the boat is coming to an end.
This week we are getting the boat ready for longer term wet storage for hurricane season while we set off on some van adventures for a few months. Yup, pretty much following last year’s recipe for splitting our time between land and water.
We’ve kept busy since our last update in April, but really not much that is blog worthy. We’re done with catching up our overdue annual medical check-ups (all is good).
We’ve just been in general enjoying daily life living in downtown Sanford in walking distance to so much. Sanford continues to be such a treat.
We love live theatre and have been catching every show in town we can. We dine out frequently at the many local restaurants. Sanford has non-stop festivals and events to attend – there’s been an art show, wine walk, live music, food trucks and more.
We’ve also been spending time with local friends and family before we part ways for a bit.
We’ve taken a couple spontaneous van trips to local state parks – including a couple days at nearby Blue Spring for some swimming & floating in cool spring water. And over to Gamble Rogers for some play at the beach. And have even gotten the boat out for some secluded anchoring.
The past few weeks have also had focus on kicking into gear boat projects we want to accomplish upon our return later this year.
All and all, life is good and balanced.
Which means before routine sets in, it’s time to shake it up with some hyper mobility again! We really have been enjoying the ebb and flow of extended stays in one place for bit.
Focus on Fitness
Like many, at the beginning of the pandemic we let our physical health slip a bit and got into some of the worst shapes of our lives.
Before the end of 2020, we both committed ourselves to being active regularly and paying more attention to our general well being. We also gave over control to our Apple Watches and their incessant demands that we stand up every hour, complete at least 30 minutes of physical activity and burn a decent amount of active calories.
And just in this past month, we have both met our goal of closing all our rings every single day for a year.
This physical activity thing has been rather addictive. Especially when we have an amazing hike & bike trail that runs right by our marina.
We’re both getting out running a couple days a week (myself mid-way through the ‘Watch to 5K’ 9-week program, but Chris is regularly running 3-6 miles at a time!).
We’re out on the bikes regularly, including going on several longer rides in the past weeks. And we also use Apple Fitness+ for yoga, strength training, pilates and HIIT workouts.
Overall, we’re both feeling fantastic and full of energy.
And we think the results are showing rather nicely too.
Where To Next?
So, we’re about to pack up the van and hit the road next week. Where are we headed?
We actually don’t have much of an agenda or plans.
We do know our first stop will be the Escapade Escapade in Tennessee – so if you’re going, see you there!
After that, it’s an open slate and we’ll likely wander wherever serendipity calls us. Cooler temperatures will play a key role in our routing, as will rendezvouses with friends.
We do intend to get back to the bus in Arizona in early fall for a bit, and then return to Sanford by mid-November in time to celebrate Chris’ 50th birthday and the holidays with family & friends.
Other than that, the adventure ahead is unwritten. Exactly as it should be.
See ya on down the road!