I’m so happy that I got to spend an entire week with my family at the beach in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.
Isn’t my little God Son, Beau, a cutie!?
I spend the majority of the week completely unplugged from the internet. Sometimes it feels so good to do that (although I did miss reading blogs and I’m excited to get caught up with everyone!)
I didn’t blog on vacation because I wanted to fully relax and enjoy being with my family. Being on the computer was not on my “to do list”.
I also didn’t blog daily because I literally did the same things day after day. Those things included:
- Running on the beach
- Drinking on the beach
- Napping on the beach
- Eating on the beach
- Eating at the house
- Eating out at restaurants
You get the idea 😉
Do you notice a theme in the above pictures? 😉 I promise we did drink some water during the day too!
Some people love to have very active vacations and explore their destination. I’m someone who loves to relax and sit on the beach. Call me crazy, but I love doing nothing! I can spend hours on the beach.
Exercising on Vacation
Because I really do sit on my butt all day, I do enjoy getting out early and going for beach runs. This past week I split my workout up by running half of the time on the road and the other half on the beach covering right around 3.5 miles.
During the first half of my run I took in the sights of all the beautiful beach houses:
Then I ran up the public beach access board walk to get to the beach:
The last half of the run is along the water on the “harder” sand:
I love being right next to the ocean!
Can’t beat this view! I tackled 6 beach runs during my stay in Emerald Isle, NC (which took about 40 minutes each morning) and enjoyed every one of them. I swear my body loves being by the water!
Post Vacation Blues
As my plane touched down in Cleveland yesterday I felt the “post vacation blues” setting in. Luckily I had Andy and the pups to greet me and that cheered me up! I missed my little family while I was away! I told Andy that next year we both need to plan a week long vacation together. This summer we’ve both had different activities going on and used our vacation hours for all sorts of things like weddings and camping trips. However we’re both heading to San Diego next weekend for a friend’s wedding. Neither of us have been there so I’m excited to see a new place!
I hope you all had a great weekend!
Do you prefer vacations where there are lots of activities (such as sight seeing and exploring) or vacations that are spent lying on the beach relaxing?