It was nice to get in some of my old loops, but I did realize how constricting my old routes were. Yes, I have a few good 3-4, maybe even 5 mile loops, but after that I'm stretching it out. I just feel like I'm not running all over town in Florida when I get my long runs in, but in California I feel like if I get in decent mileage I would run all through my town. Still, I got to run past my old middle school and some of the familiar neighborhoods around where I grew up. It was definitely interesting seeing what was changing and what wasn't.
Overall, it was a nice vacation because I didn't worry about what I was eating and how much I was working out. Yes, I was logging most of what I ate, but still I was on vacation so I was giving myself an excuse. The best news is that I really haven't gained a lot considering how much I was letting slip. Not stressing about about many calories I've burned/need vs how many I'm eating has been a nice change and something I'm trying to continue to bring into my real life when I get back to Florida. Less stress = easier balanced life.