Happy Friday, St. Patrick’s Day and Game Day to my SMU Mustangs!!!
Last Sunday my mom and I spent a glorious day at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. Canyon Ranch is a luxury resort, located in a beautiful desert oasis, that allows guests the opportunity for renewal and relaxation in many different ways.
The menu of options for guests to partake in ranging from health, wellness, and beauty are limitless. While the resort offers several day-long vacations (four days or even an entire week), my mom and I settled on going for the day since that is what worked best for our schedules. We were able to do this by purchasing a day pass for $370 per person. Among the things included in this package were complete use of all facilities, $155 to use towards a spa treatment, an extensive gourmet lunch, and the opportunity to live in the lap of luxury from 7:30am – 5:00pm – which we did. 🙂
I started my day at Canyon Ranch with a 4-mile run I needed to do per my training plan. I hadn’t done a “trail run” in years and it was a “go big or go home” run for me to say the least.
Here are some photos I took on my run. The resort had a semi-difficult 2-mile loop run around and a little off the property, which I ran twice.
Another benefit all guests (day pass, etc) can enjoy are limitless complimentary coffee drinks, juices, and smoothies made from scratch. Hot of my run, I ordered a yummy green smoothie that included kale, cucumber, green apples, and whey to name a few things. (You may have seen this smoothie on my Insta stories last Sunday!)
After my run and mom sitting inside by a fireplace reading the newspaper (though the temperature eventually got up to 95 degrees, the mornings are cool), it was time for our spa treatments!
Mom decided to do the Canyon Stone Massage for 100 minutes, while I settled on the Canyon Ranch Signature Massage (a Swedish massage) for 80 minutes. Both of our experiences were divine. Neither of us had had a massage in months so it was a long time coming! We felt like both our massage therapists were highly skilled and trained, listened to what we said we wanted and what our bodies said, and provided a really pleasurable all-around experience for us.
Next it was lunch time!
We met each other in the main dining room and took a look at the extensive menu. Since Canyon Ranch is a health and wellness resort, the food and drink options were generally healthy options. For example there wasn’t any liquor or alcohol served, all the menus had calorie and other nutritional information prominently displayed, and the food choices were all delicious and nutritious varieties. Another bonus? Mom and I were able to order whatever we wanted on the lunch menu and however much we wanted (ahem mom)!
My lunch included a delicious gazpacho and a crab salad!
The rest of the afternoon lazily passed by. Mom attended a health lecture (another benefit guests can enjoy is attending and participating in as many educational, artsy, and sporting activities the resort offers), while I sat and read by one of the pools.
It was hard to comprehend that while Tucson was enjoying 95 degree weather (albeit 10 degrees above the normal for this time of year), my little minnie and company were battling high 20-degree weather back at home!
Both my mom and I walked the enormous property several times – there was a lot to see, not to mention the beautiful landscaping and art pieces (pictures, sculptures, paintings) on display throughout the property.
It was a lovely time and I would love to come back, hopefully next time with Tommy!
Have a great weekend!