There’s a lot of change going on around here, but I’m super excited for the summer. We kicked off the summer with a trip to Sesame Place (box, checked) and a wedding in NJ (Congrats Pete and Danni!).
But summer is just beginning. Hubs isn’t in classes this year (unlike last year), and so we have some time to enjoy ourselves and really have fun with Little Man. To say I’m excited is an understatement.
1. Go to the beach
Last time we went to Ocean City I was finishing up my first trimester pregnant with Little Man. One of my best friends from college was home from Portland and we took a day trip to OC, MD and to Rehoboth – I absolutely want to take at least one day trip, OR a weekend trip to the beach. E hasn’t (really) been yet and I can not tell you how excited I am to take him this year.
2. Go hiking
There are so many great hikes around the area. The last time we went hiking? Pre-baby. I’d love to check out Gunpowder State Park, Great Falls Virginia, maybe some hikes out in Western Maryland and up in Pennsylvania.
3. Hit up a few local splash pads/water parks
While there aren’t any specific splash pads in Anne Arundel County, there are some in PG County, and there’s Chesapeake Beach Water Park and a couple of water parks in Northern Virginia which could be a lot of fun for us, especially since E is such a fan of the water.
4. Get a Triathlon PR
I’m doing two tri’s this summer – Iron Girl in August and Dewey Beach in September. I’m super excited for both of them, and would love to add in a third there somewhere. Granted training is going to be difficult with hubs gone for two weeks right when I should be getting started, but that’s why I got the trainer, and the BOB – swimming will have to start up in July. NBD.
5. Host a BBQ
I’ve always loved playing hostess but haven’t done it nearly enough. We have a lovely deck, and a not-so-gated back yard but still – I’d love to have some pals over
Of course there are other goals too – 5k PR, get my metric century bike ride in, spend lots o’ time with my boys and get a day or two at the beach. We have some travel plans for June/July (hi NKOTB concert/Boston…I’m coming for you!), and I really want to focus on my fitness goals also – it’s going to be a busy – but relaxing – summer this year.