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 lotâ€™s of water, which I did, but I also enjoyed 2 of these Diet Cherry Cokes. I normally donâ€™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 TJâ€™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 Jamesâ€™ burgers! I donâ€™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 mellowâ€™s on the fire!
D, was really hoping to win the ticket to the Rascal Flattâ€™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 sâ€™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!!
What a fun and ACTIVE day!!! I didnâ€™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!!!
Have a SWEET SUNDAY!!!