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Sunday Beach Day

Friday Follow Up
First off, I need to go back to Friday's post and thank everyone for their comments and travel stories! I apologize for not responded to each comment like I normally would. But, I know you all will cut me some slack while I'm on vacation.


First Vacation Dinner
We started our vacation off with a nice Roasted Veggie Salad. After close to 9 hours in the car, we wanted a dinner that was loaded with veggies and that was healthier. We roasted new potatoes, red, orange, and yellow bell peppers, squash, zucchini, and red onions and served over a bed of spinach and a spring salad mix. Of course, had we had a grill (and it wasn't raining) we would have grilled all the veggies.

 
Sunday Beach Day
This morning we got up and eased into the day. I had my breakfast (oatmeal with bananas and peanut butter) out on the balcony. I firmly believe that's how I should wake up and eat every day. We decided to take our workout to the beach. We ran just under 25 minutes. Running on the beach is a killer workout. The only downfall...tender toes from the sand. But it was sooooo worth it.

After the run, we spent about 3 hours just sitting out on the beach soaking in the view. I couldn't even read my book because the view and sounds were just too wonderful to ignore. It was incredibly windy today.

After a while I began to feel just completely abraded by the wind and sand. We needed to make a trip to Target, so we packed it up, cleaned up, and headed out for errands (just in time for the afternoon heating shower).

For dinner, we had Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers (recipe here) with sweet potato "fries." We enjoyed the meal on the balcony. I think every dinner should be this way.
I hope you all have had a great weekend.

Comments

  1. Looks amazing! And love that you can cook your meals - that's such a bonus on a vaca, where your "normal" eating usually suffers. Awesome!

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  2. AnonymousJune 06, 2010

    Awesome!!! I am so glad you are having such an amazing, incredible and relaxing time!! Soak in every last moment. You deserve it girl!

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  3. Wow that burger + fries looks amazing, especially against the ocean backdrop! And I love running on the beach. So glad you're enjoying yourself!!

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  4. Wow- looks so pretty :) Especially the one with your dinner picture in it!
    Did you run on the beach without shoes?
    I LOVE running on the beach & you are totally right- it is a GREAT workout with the resistance from the sand.
    Hope you have a great rest of your night!!

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  5. I am so glad you are having a great time. You can't beat the view.

    I am so jealous of your run on the beach. I grew up on lake Michigan and used to run on the beach everday. That is something I really miss.

    hugs,
    Ali

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  6. I agree! Every run should definitely have an ocean view! That is exactly why I am moving to southern california!

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  7. Every meal should totally be eaten right on the beach!

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  8. Yay, so glad the rain cleared!! I hope you have a wonderful vacation-- take a break from the blog, definitely! (although I guess I should take my own advice, ha!)

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  9. Ahhh pure heaven! Enjoy every second of it!

    xxoo

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  10. AnonymousJune 07, 2010

    oh i agree with Kris-pure heaven!

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  11. I'm jealous of your soaking up rays, on the beach. Have a relaxing vacay!

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