Vacation

Today I got in the car and left two little monsters at home. I did squeeze in an early three mile run though.

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I snapped some pictures in the car.

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Crazy multi-colored ice cream place that I need to keep in mind for later.

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We had dinner at the Sign of the Mermaid.

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It is a kitschy local place in an old house.

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They had an interesting imported beer selection. This was a dark German beer that was really good. 

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We had clams and muscles in garlic butter broth to start. They were delicious.

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We both had salads and J had French Onion soup. He said it was the best French Onion soup he has ever had.

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The Lady Wellington for J which is lobster, shrimp, and scallops baked in phyllo dough.

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I had shrimp stuffed with spinach and goat cheese.

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J and I both give the Sign of the Mermaid two big thumbs up.

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After this massive amount of eating, we walked around and explored the area around the hotel.

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In honor of the Fitness Friday link-up, how do you stick with your exercise routine and eat healthy while on vacation?

I plan on running most days while we are here because running by the beach is such a treat. We also packed healthy snacks for the car ride and the beach.

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A Few Things for Friday

1. Pinterest. Not sure if I am late to the party here but I just got an invite and am blown away by the beauty an inspiration on the site. It is a collection of boards where you can pin (get it?) items from the internet and group them together. It can be anything from clothes you like to inspiration for decorating your home.

There is also a social component in which you can follow other peoples boards and look at what they are pinning. At this point, you can join by signing up and waiting or getting an invite from someone who is already a member. If you would like an invite, please leave me a comment here with your email address and I can send one your way. If you are already pinning away, you can follow me here.

2. The Runner’s Kitchen wrote a post that is really thought provoking about the idea of exercising so you can eat a piece of cake (or ice cream or a donut) and not have guilt about eating “bad” foods. It is the combination of guilt and exercise that is teetering on disordered eating.

Exercise (especially running) makes me feel empowered, strong, and helps with stress. I do not do it for vanity (even though I would rather look toned than not) or so I do not feel bad about myself if I snack or eat dessert. If food was my sole motivation for working out, it would be difficult to continue to do it.

Do you agree that this type of motivation with food is borderline disordered or is this a factor for you in working out? 

3. Fitness Friday. A collection of exercises to target areas where I need it most.

Triceps

Biceps

Hips

 What area’s are you focusing on?

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