June 27, 2012

Vacation station

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Florida, here we come. Other than trying to drive through hurricane winds, our trip was smooth. I don't know what it is, but there's something special about winding down roads and seeing our country's terrain change from one state to the next. Good thing I love it because with a million kids we are pretty much never going to fly anywhere.



Alabama's skies were blue.



That changed once we crossed into Florida. Hurricane/tropical storm Debby was not kind to us on the roads. There were several points during the drive that I had to put my hazard lights on because of the thrashing horizontal rain. 


Now that I'm here with my mom and sister in Florida, it's pretty much Healthy Town, USA, because my sister is amazing with nutrition.

Just today, we chugged herbal tea,


swirled some chia seeds in water,


watched the seeds separate and expand, then swirled again, 


and finally gave that glass of seeds a good chugging.


Then in our staring at my sister's new bathing suit, I noticed that the top (also a sports bra) is reversible. Would you trade a reversible bra for a padded bra? 



All those chia seeds gave me energy to go swimming, except the water froze my legs before I could even jump the rest of the way into the pool. 


This dude has the right idea. Don't let the freezing water touch you in any way. 



Now for the celebratory first picture of froyo on my blog. I'm pretty sure I wasn't even a real blogger until now. We got this at my most favorite frozen yogurt spot on earth, Mochi. Mine, on the left, was taro and coconilla with blueberries and blackberries. I'm normally a chocolate person, but not with froyo.


And that, folks, is our vacation so far. 

Are you taking any trips this summer? 

Do you run while on vacation? I'm trying to get in at least three runs this week. We'll see if that happens.

15 comments:

  1. Fun! Glad you made it safely:)

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  2. I hope you have an awesome trip! Glad you got there safely. :) I always run on vacation because I'm a freak, lol. No "vacations" planned as of yet but I am going back to Upstate NY to visit family and friends this weekend/holiday break so I'm uber excited about that. I also have my cousin's wedding in late July to go to but that's just in Cooperstown. Hubby and I are hoping for a nice Fall getaway somewhere...we're so indecisive. Oh, and your FroYo looks yummy. :)

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    1. We use our visits to family all over the country as our vacations! It's a twofer. A fall getaway sounds awesome. My husband and I are taking a trip in October to Chicago (sans kiddos!).

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  3. I have a love/hate relationship with chia seeds, since I once got a whole mouthful and started gagging.

    We're headed to CT to visit fam and I have a virtual half-marathon planned. My husband is getting creative about aid stations. :)

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    1. The same thing happened to me with chia seeds that I mixed with Gatorade and took on a run. I will NEVER mix them with gatorade again for sure.

      That's cool that your husband is going to set up aid stations for your virtual run! He gets the Awesome Husband award for today!

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  4. Glad you made it safe and sound. Did you like the chia seeds? I want to try them but am kind a chicken.

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    1. You should try it! They pretty much taste like grass, but I like the energy I get from them.

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    2. Don't be a chicken. I use chia seeds every AM! I don't make the chia sludge but I do add to my toast, yogurt, and soup..I've even put them on ice cream! I roll hard like that! Go to Sprouts and get a little bit from the bulk bin. :-)

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  5. I like to run in new places on vacation. And I'd definitely be on a little float in the water too. Although I don't think I'd need it here since it's been in the 100s!!!

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    1. Yikes! You definitely won't be needing anything to protect you from cold water!

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  6. I definitely don't miss driving through those FL storms! :) I would pick a padded bra any day haha... hope you have an awesome vacation that is relaxing too!!

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  7. we are planning our first ever trip to Hawaii...can't wait. I'm def planning to run when I'm there. I think it will be a really fun part of the trip!! From what I hear, I will be running away from BIG spiders when I'm there too...aaaaagh!!

    Have a fantastic trip...although holidays with kids are hardly holidays, really, are they!!

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  8. Can't wait to see y'all next week!

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  9. You are so brave, I would be mortified to drive in that weather!

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