Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Weekend

We made the drive to the beach last night, stopping along the way to see my parents & capping off the night with a Costco run for supplies. It was actually a relaxing drive, and with 2 kids in the car for four hours, that can't be said very often. :-)

The boys are officially done with "preschool", and they'll be starting "summer school" on Monday. We headed to the beach to celebrate the end of school, Michael's birthday, & Father's Day.

I had another vomit-inducing workout with my trainer yesterday - she is hard core! I ate well, and all that jazz. Today I'm hanging on to 1600 calories by the skin of my teeth, and using all the self-control I possess not to have a s'more. Wish me luck. I did have two glasses of wine on the deck in the sunshine + a goat cheese appetizer, so life is good.

We went to the state park across the street from the beach house and rode bikes (minus me, with the fractured foot & all), climbed san dunes, & enjoyed the sunshine. . . Today in pictures:
Sticks are necessary for climbing to the top of the san dunes. . .

Can you see the two boys at the top of the hill? They weren't sandy *at all* by the time they rolled down. . . ahhhhh, summer vacation :-)
A gorgeous day at the beach. . .

Michael - relaxing at the beach
Yeah, I have pretty awesome beach hair going on here. You're envious, I know. :-)

Outfit details:
  • Crazy hair - courtesy of the beach weather
  • Sunglasses - Coach
  • White hoodie - from a combination grocery store/all purpose store on a cold day when I was stuck without a jacket
Glamorous, I know. :-)

Life is good, and, as usual, I'm completely enjoying the beach experience. It's always relaxing to be here. I'm hoping to get in a strength workout tomorrow, but I must admit that today would have been the PERFECT running day on the beach, & I was a little sad that I was missing it. Oh well, plenty of time for that. I did hit the bumper cars with the kids, and that's totally a calorie burner. Right? ;-)

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! Anyone racing or doing long runs this weekend? Let me live vicariously through you!


  1. Your weekend sounds great! I only did 4 this morning, so not much to live vicariously!

    Unrelated note, I somehow missed the David Boreanaz is a douche memo. What's the deal? I loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so I will always have a soft spot for him even if he's a jerk. I need to watch Bones the whole way through. I'm gonna go check is Netflix has it. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. running - Check this out for DavidB info. . .

  3. Sounds like you are having a great time! I'm going to Maine next week for holidays (right near the ocean) so your beach photos have be excited!

  4. Oh man, now I really want to go to the beach! :)

  5. I did 10 this weekend, but the last mile was awful. Now my foot, shin and hamstring are hurting, so don't live too vicariously through me.