Monday, August 22, 2011

Back from Vacation!

Well, I only gained half a pound, the whole ten days I was gone.

Ordinarily, I would consider this some kind of major victory, but there is no reason I couldn't have lost weight while I was there.
But there was an endless supply of food and we were always eating. I ate breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert every single day, which I never do.

But we were VERY active. Sunday and Monday not so much because on Saturday Husband and I got very badly sunburned. We didn't want to stay out in the sun ALL day on Saturday because we had no base tan whatsoever and it was scorching hot out. But long story short, we were pretty much stuck on the beach all day waiting to get into the beach house that we all rented for the vacation. No real shade or shelter around.

So a week later, we are both still recovering from the sunburn.

But we made the most of the trip. We went to the beach every day. The house we were in was right on the beach so we could come and go as we pleased.
We went kayaking, swimming, surfing, running, went in the hot tub, dug for clams, watched the sun set, watched the sun rise, got a couple of six-packs and went out on the beach to watch thunderstorms over the ocean at night. It was awesome. We got up in the morning when we felt like it, and went to bed when we felt like it. It was everything a vacation should be.

Husband's brother brought his truck down. It is an old Toyota 4runner with a removable cap. It was legal to ride around in the back of the truck so a bunch of us were piled into that pretty frequently and we drove around on the beach.

The whole trip was awesome. It was great to see some friends and family who we hadn't seen in a while.

Now, back to the old grind though.
Fortunately, I don't have a lot of damage control to do like I normally do when I go on vacation. I can pretty much pick right up where I left off.

I only ran three times because I did some sprints in the sand and my calves were KILLING me after that. I could barely make it up the stairs the next day.
Here is a picture from one of my runs. I took it with my phone (which takes the crappiest pictures) so it doesn't look that great but the weather was PERFECT.

This was one of the many beautiful sunsets over the sound. The cool part about this island is that it is super narrow (you could pretty much throw a rock from one side to the other) so you can easily watch the sun rise and set over the water depending on which side of the island you are on.

All right, on that note, I am off to catch up on some of your blogs.


  1. It does sound like a perfect vacation. And only .5 weight gain. AMAZING!! That is something that I could never even hope to do. Welcome back to the grind.

  2. Sounds you had loads of fun :) Welcome back :)

  3. those pictures are gorgeous. it sounds like your beach vacation was a blast. and gaining only 1/2 a pound over the 10 days is awesome!

  4. Beautiful pictures! Wow you make me want a vacation! Congrats on only gaining half a pound! An accomplishment for sure.

  5. i luv the sunset pic, nice one! welcome back and great job staying on track while on vacation...simply amazing :)