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Sunday, May 24, 2009

11 mile Run+25mile Bike Ride+Beach=One Amazing Day!


After my 11 mile run yesterday, Carly and I hit the road to set out for a 25 mile bike ride down to the beach. We had a few hiccups along the way, but we finally made it to the bike path. Before we set out for our journey I had this wonderful Clif Bar, one my favorites.


Carly and her wonderful road bike, I SO WANT one of these. Her bike is so light and is such a smooth ride. I really need to get one of these, it makes a world of a difference.


The first 11 miles were so nice, an easy flat road with just a couple hills here and there. We look so tough in this picture!


The last 12+ miles were much harder, we were going against the wind and it felt like I was fighting to keep moving. My legs were not too bad but I was STARVING!!! I should have brought another bar for the ride, I thought I would be fine but I was wrong because my energy level  plummeted! But we made it, the bike path took us right to the BEACH!


We found our friends and settled in. I was ready for some food and relaxation, and believe me I got some!


Yep, this is what I did for the majority of the day.


I know I should have been drinking lot’s of water, which I did, but I also enjoyed 2 of these Diet Cherry Cokes. I normally don’t drink soda but it sounded refreshing!


D and her cousin Cassie.


One thing that always happens at the beach is SNACKING!!! So in order not to graze on unhealthy snacks, I brought a bucket load of healthy ones. 


But I did try these new Goldfish, AMAZING, wow these are lethal I could have kept eating the entire box!!!  I controlled myself with just a couple small handfuls, enjoying every bight! They are FLAVOR BLASTED for sure!


I also had quite a few of these delicious TJ’s Whole Wheat Honey Pretzels.


Hubby and I enjoying the day together, no work just play! 


Around 6pm, James(AKA Grill Master) started up the fire pit.


There was a lovely spread of sides and toppings for the hamburgers and hotdogs.


I went all out, I only eat James’ burgers! I don’t know what he makes them with, but they are soooo good. I think the last time I had red meat was when Hubby and I had dinner with D and James. I loaded my burger with all the toppings. I also had some cherries, and a spicy pasta salad. Everything was wonderful!


Of course after dinner we had to have dessert, there is nothing like roasting mellow’s on the fire! 


D, was really hoping to win the ticket to the Rascal Flatt’s concert in the Hershey's bag, no luck:(


But instead she won a free television! This was really funny, D and Hubby James were pretending that he was a television with bunny ears and all!!! 


The birthday girl, Erin, got to roast her mellow first! 


We all sang happy birthday to Erin, and she even got a candle stuck into her s’more! Happy Birthday Erin!!!


D even got a group of random girls that ere sitting next to us to come join in on the birthday singing, and they sang for Erin too!!

I love making s’mores!!! I tried to make it as gooey and melted as possible, I love how messy they are, it makes it more fun to eat!!


What a fun and ACTIVE day!!! I didn’t end up swimming too much, so I guess I did a duathlon?! I love the beach and I wish I lived closer, but I am happy to live close enough to go for the day!

I have a lot to do this morning, we are having a Memorial BBQ at our house today at 3pm!! So cleaning and cooking here I come!!!



Niki said...

I am so jealous of where you live! I lived in SoCal until I was 10 and we always had big bonfires on the beach! Some of my favorite times! The smores look awesome! Great job on the run and bike ride!! Hope you have a GREAT Memorial Day BBQ!!

Moran said...

I want the beach as well! And roasted marshmallows. You can't actually get marshmallows here!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Wohooo your beach day looks like entirely too much fun! Makes me miss living on the West Coast (Vancouver Island - British Columbia) something fierce!!!!

I recently moved to the Rockies and although it's pretty I miss the water!!!!!!!

HangryPants said...

Wow what a fun day! I kind of have a weak spot for goldfish and diet cherry pepsi!

Pearl said...

what gorgeous scenery!

just me said...

jealous of your run and the beach! makes me want to come back to socal asap!!!

Julie said...

what and awesome day! Both fun and active!


jenngirl said...

What a fun day!! S'mores are indeed the tastiest when messy :)

Have a great afternoon!

D10 said...

You did have a wonderful day! The smores look so good! What a way to reward yourself after a nice run and ride. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Katie said...

How fun! I need to find people around here to do that much active stuff with! I wish we lived near a beach that sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend. Do you have any tips for biking everywhere or Just Do It? How do you carry things etc.?

MOMMY-MOMO said...

Sounds like an awesome day to me! My kinda day. I need to get out there and run today. Beach day tomorrow..

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Bobbi- it looks like you had the best day ever!! Congrats on your intense activity!! AMAZING!!
It's too bad your energy dropped during the second half of the ride but now you know to bring more food to re-fuel :-)
I LOVE Goldfish! I haven't seen the Xtra Cheddar before so I will definitely have to watch for it the next time I go to the States.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your long weekend!

3T Heppenstall said...

That looks like you had a lot of fun! I know you are going to think this is weird but I mostly like going to the beach when it's cooler weather or if it's in the summer, when it gets closer to dark. I don't like to bake in the sun but I love hanging out and having bonfires on the beach.

Can't wait for the BBQ! I think we are going to be able to make it!

P.S. - That's a diet cherry pepsi you're drinking - not a coke! :-) I love the cherry pepsi

marathonmaiden said...

ughhhh soooo jealous of you! i need a beach day now!

Mica said...

Wow, that sounds like an awesome day. California seems like more fun. (though I am still afraid of it...)

RunToFinish said...

ohhhh San Diego I can't wait to get there!!! Looks like one wonderful day! You have a fantastic life with hubs and very good friends :)

Alison said...

What fun at the beach! I love s'mores!

The bike ride looks like lots of fun.

spicygranola said...

Your day at the beach looks like a lot of fun. I can't wait for my beach vacay. I just got a road bike! I can't wait til I can bike 25 miles.

Heather said...

What an awesome day! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. And that is SO impressive with the 11 mile run PLUS 25 mile bike ride! You definitely have some major endurance! :) Love all the pictures.

katecooks said...

your weekend looks amazing! i cant wait for my first beach bonfire/marshmallow roasting of the season!!!! i didnt even think to do that this weekend!

Girl on Top said...

That looks so fun!

Girl on Top said...

How did you create your header? Thanks!

Anne said...

You are so incredible. You're so active, and always do so many fun activities. It's like my ideal life! :)
Looks like you had a great time, and have a great Memorial day!

Denise said...

Sounds like such a fun day!!

Much Ado said...

Sounds and looks like the perfect day! I love how blue the sky is! You look so fit and healthy! :)

ttfn300 said...

sounds absolutely perfect to me :)

Lauren @ Team Giles said...

Gorgeous beach! Looks like a blast :)

Fitzalan said...

Ummm, I adore your hat in those pictures. I am heading on vacation to Jamaica tomorrow morning and I think I may go on a mission tonight to find a hat like that to take with me!

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