Friday may have been all rainy and icky outside but the rest of the weekend was just fabulous.
View from the Allegria Hotel rooftop yesterday afternoon.
Last Monday I recapped the weekend with a thought per picture and I think I shall do it again.
My Pro Compression calf sleeves and I have become best friends fast.
After running 14.1 miles Saturday morning only to shower, eat and get ready for the beach, I made the smart decision to wear the compression sleeves until my feet hit sand.
I didn’t really care who looked at me and my polka-dotted calves while I waited online in Starbucks. I never jump back out the door so fast after a long run and wanted to ensure I felt as well and recovered as possible. Yes, the compression sleeves really do make a difference.
My friend has the only Blackberry left in America.
I always forget to say no olives. I don’t like olives but as I have gotten older, I have learned to suck it up and eat them rather than try to pick them all out.
Don’t worry, I still found time to squeeze in Red Mango although it wasn’t as easy since the Long Beach store closed which I don’t want to talk about since it upsets me more than I should admit.
If you are wondering if I have suddenly become a friendly runner looking to run and chat, that’s not exactly the case. I only ran with her for about half a mile until we parted workout ways but it’s fine because I made us both our own jars of oats and stuff as our post-workout breakfast on the beach.
You know she is a special friend when I not only share the oatmeal, greek yogurt and fruit from my kitchen but give up one of my empty peanut butter jars.
Since I don’t want to talk about the Red Mango location that closed in Long Beach, instead let’s discuss that I discovered yesterday that Tutti Frutti sells Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit as part of their wall of self-serve choices.
I went with Chloe’s Strawberry plus a plain tart yogurt mixed up with lots of berries, pineapple, granola and chocolate chips for a happy beach lunch.
It’s not Red Mango but when you crave a frozen fruity lunch or snack in the summer, this will work.
If you saw a spoon display you would take one of each like I did right? I mean, that’s why they leave them all out isn’t it? They can’t expect you to take just one.
I spent several waking hours both Saturday and Sunday lounging on the beach. When I wasn’t people watching (people either have no shame or no mirror) or chatting with my friends, I was reading Fitness Magazines.
This month’s issue was really terrific so I tried to locate a few of the links to the articles for you:
Seven Foods For Prettier Skin – absolutely agree based upon my own personal experiences with consuming these foods.
Surprising Stats About Sweat – interesting
Are You Too Healthy For Your Own Good? – great article about Orthorexia and one woman’s struggle with the not spoken about enough eating disorder.
Hope we all have an easy time adjusting to Monday. Not easy after a terrific summer weekend, is it.
Do you still have a Blackberry?
Do you subscribe to magazines? Which ones?
Best thing you ate all weekend?