Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday at the Beach

Running & Kicking on Vacation
This morning I decided to take my run to the gym at the condo. It's not a fancy gym by any means, just 2 treadmills, an elliptical, and a recumbant bike. But, it's in the A/C. It was already 82 degrees at 8am. I ran 30 minutes then did Cathe's MMA Kickboxing and some abs. Of course, this was all done after eating breakfast on the balcony overlooking the ocean.

Do you try to keep up with your workouts while on vacation or do you relax a bit?

Day on the Beach
After the workout (and some stretching), we packed up a cooler with wraps and other snacks and headed to the beach. The wraps were made with smashed navy beans that I seasoned with garlic, black pepper, salt and a bit of spicy mustard and lemon juice (getting creative), diced red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, sundried tomatoes, and spinach. Gourmet beach food baby! ;-) We spent the majority of the day with our toes in the sand. We were there from just before 11 am until 5 pm. It was the perfect way to spend a day. I read, I dozed, I stared at the ocean and repeated.
Me and my big floppy hat.
Jason cheesing for me.
Our little beach set up.
Our view for the day.


Dinner with a View
For dinner we had a sort of faux "chicken mozzarella." I brought along homemade spaghetti sauce, we heated up Quorn patties and topped them with Soy Kaas Monterey Jack style cheese (this melts so well). On the side we had a salad with tomatoes and a balsamic vinaigrette and sauteed green beans, red bell peppers, red onion, and portobello mushrooms. So, this may have been a tad warm for a beach dinner, but it was still mighty good.

As you can tell, we cook in while on vacation. Part of this is because we enjoy cooking our own food, we enjoy being able to continue to eat healthy while on vacation, and also because it can be hard to find good vegetarian food (worth shelling out the money for). I know this may fly in the face of the idea of a vacation. But we do enjoy it.

Do you prefer to cook in while on vacation?

And just so you know - I am really reading everyone's comments. I'm doing myself a favor and not responding like normal, but I will answer questions like the one about if I ran barefoot: Holly @ Greek Yogurt & Apple Slices Yep, ran barefoot. Thought that'd be better than sand in my shoes and socks. Apparently not ;-)