Vacation + Workouts

You know you have the vacation blues when it’s 10am on a Wednesday, and your craving a cold cocktail. I can’t believe how quickly a week in my family’s paradise went by! The vacation was awesome (as per usual), the weather was honestly epic. It was sunny with a high of 80°F, starting the Saturday we got there, all the way to the following Saturday we left. Needless to say we didn’t leave the beach much.

IMG_5881.JPGThe house we rented is less than .1 of a mile to a private beach, talk about having it tough, right?! We are all early risers in my family, so we woke up at 7am, made some coffee, loaded up the cooler, and had our butts in the sand by 9am. The best part is we didn’t leave the beach until 6pm. One might ask “don’t you get bored?”. Actually, no we don’t – we listen to music, swim, read, nap (which is the best), and of course people watch.  The only day we weren’t on the beach was Friday, when we decided to mix it up and go to Martha’s Vineyard for the day. We hopped on the ferry, rented a Jeep, and cruised around the island for the day – so, not too shabby of a week!

 

When I was younger we used to eat out every day that we were there (7 nights), which in my mind was crazy. We’d leave the beach at 4pm, take turn showering – the non air-conditioned house would suddenly be pumping with heat from all the hair dryers – pile into the car, and then stuff our faces with buttery fried food. For the past couple years, we have taken a different approach to this madness. We do a “treat-yo-self” dinner the first night we are there (partly because no one wants to go to the supermarket), and we make dinner at the house the rest of the week. Of course, we still do a few nights out on the town, but that’s not too often.

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The meals we made at home were phenomenal – it’s crazy how differently seafood tastes when it’s caught the same day you bought it. The best meals though were… a seafood feast on Saturday, and then used the lobster meat leftovers (because there were plenty) for lobster scrambled eggs in the morning and then lobster rolls at night. (Recipes will be coming soon!)

 

Anyways this post isn’t about our eating habits while on vacation, this is about what exercises I would do to stay active. Like I mentioned, there’s not much extraneous movement when you’re on a beach vacation with my family. Before heading to the beach, since there is no gym, I go for a run – and then add some body weight exercises to do after. So here’s what I did:

 

 

Saturday

Rest Day – 1st day on the beach!

 

Sunday

Ran 4 miles in 32:24

 

Monday

Ran 5k in 24:21

Bodyweight:

  • 30 pushups
  • 30 tricep dips
  • 35 sumo squats
  • 40 lying leg lifts
  • 40 crunches

 

Tuesday

Rest Day

 

Wednesday

Ran 4 miles in 32:15

Bodyweight:

  • 30 pushups
  • 30 tricep dips
  • 35 sumo squats
  • 40 lying leg lifts
  • 40 crunches

 

Thursday

Sprinting Intervals

Warm Up: 5-minute jog (about ½ a mile)

Fast: 10 full speed sprints for 200 meters / 1 minute rests in between

Cool Down: 5-minute jog (about ½ mile)

 

Friday

Rest Day

 

Saturday

Went home L

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