I just got back from vacation to Assateague Island, Maryland. For those of you who don’t know, it is a campground right on the beach with wild horses (and, unfortunately, horse flies). It was a great vacation, jammed packed with a whole lot of nothing! Basically, all I did all day was sit on the beach with a book in my hand, take long walks along the coast, or bike to the nearest shops. Oh yea, and EAT! I definitely have to start keeping track of what I eat again after this trip!
It was very nice to spend a week with my family, but now the reality of heading back to Pennsylvania has started to sink in. Needless to say, I was not too pleasant when my alarm went off this morning and I had to head back to work. Although I do enjoy my job, I was not disappointed when I was able to finish up at noon and head home to a beautiful afternoon. I decided to sit outside and read a book, but unfortunately, it was short-lived. Ninety-six degrees doesn’t feel too bad when you’re sitting in the ocean breeze, but it was far too hot for my liking today. I decided to head inside and continue reading. I may be a little behind the times, but I just started reading the Harry Potter series shortly before the beach. I am hooked! I am already halfway through book six! This is what I had next to me while I read:
He never fails to entertain me! I never thought I would be a cat person, but I am
slowly quickly converting! Well, after reading about half of the book, I decided to go out of my comfort zone and try a peach. I know, I know, I am pretty pathetic, but I was never a fan of peaches growing up and it is kind of a big deal that I tried one (I have been nicknamed Picky Nikki over the years…). But, I have been told that taste buds change every so many years, so I figured I had nothing to lose by attempting the fruit!
Well, I can’t say I hated the fruit, but I don’t know whether it is my favorite or not. I think strawberries still hold that title. Once I decided that I didn’t like the fuzziness of the skin and just ate the insides, I liked it a bit more. The hardest part for me was figuring out how in the world to cut it! I’ll admit, I am definitely not going to be the next Betty Crocker, though I am trying!
A little more time spent reading and it was time for dinner! I put together a quick salad, and it was delicious! I topped it off with some strawberries, making it even tastier! Though I miss Travis, my boyfriend, while he is in Disney World (poor guy), I don’t have to make dinner with him in mind and can make things I like! While swimming in college, I got involved in a mentorship program with local third graders. My buddy, Makenna, and I are pretty much best friends, and she came over for a while this evening as well as her family. Post-visit, I headed to the gym. All in all, great, relaxing day, though everything is better at the beach!
My workout: (BTW it was super tough after practically a week off!)
- 35 minutes on the elliptical
- Run/walk 2 miles (note to self: start running again!)
- Upper body lift
- Core workout