Getting Into Things

11 Jul

I woke up on the earlier side of this morning, and I think it has to do with the fact that I’m so darn excited about the prospect of really starting to get into things on my blog. I know it sounds a little dorky, but I couldn’t fall asleep last night since I couldn’t stop thinking about ideas for my blog and such!

For breakfast, I had peanut-butter and bananas — a combo that I regard as infallible — on Landsberg Five Grain Bread which my parents and I bought at Fairway. For those of you from the tri-state area who haven’t gone to a Fairway yet… put it on your to-do list immediately! It’s a food lovers heaven — filled with a myriad of hard-to-find, exotic, and healthy items. But, getting back to the bread, I prefer this one in particular to regular wheat or grain bread because of its thicker and richer consistency — I almost feel as if I’m actually tasting each grain, mmm.

I’m heading down to my beach club soon, which is about a thirty-minute drive away in Atlantic Beach, NY. It’s a gorgeous day, and I’m definitely craving a change of scenery for which I can do my LSAT homework in. Since my class started at the end of June, I’ve been cooped up inside for hours everyday doing practice problems at my desk. I find that when I’m at college, I typically change up my spot in the library on the regular since I am no stranger to feeling “bored” by my surroundings. It seems that a new location — whether it be on the next floor up, or in a whole other building — really helps me regain my focus and motivation on whatever work I am tackling. So, taking this into consideration, it’s no surprise that I’m itching to take my LSAT book down to the ocean. Here’s to hoping that I don’t get distracted by all the beauty of the beach and half-naked boys strolling around!

I threw together this quick salad to chow down before I leave. I cleaned some spinach lettuce and mixed in a can of light tuna fish. After, I drizzled in two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and a handful of sunflower seeds.

On the days I go to my beach club, I typically do not hit the gym. Since I workout indoors the majority of the year, I relish at any opportunity to get some exercise outdoors — preferably ocean-side! I usually do a 60-minute power walk along the shore when I’m there, followed by one of my few strength training routines. I used to enjoy running on the beach, but two summers ago I really hurt my knee doing so — and it took me a few weeks to recover. Last summer, after learning about what went wrong with my knee, I took a few precautions and made some changes before deciding to give running on the beach a second chance. Well, maybe you can already guess by the fact that I’m going on a power-walk today, but let me tell you the second time around wasn’t much better. My knee got all screwy again, and I was left with lots of pain and an inability to workout properly for a few weeks. So, nowadays, I’d rather save my running for hard surfaces and save my knees in the long run!

What do you all do to stay fit at the beach? And, have any of you had bad experiences with running on sand?

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5 Responses to “Getting Into Things”

  1. Julia @ Watermelon Smiles July 11, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    I saw your comment on PBFingers, and wanted to stop by and say hi! I was also inspired to start a blog because of it, so I love seeing how others make their blogs:)

    PS Legally Blond (haha from your previous post) made me want to be a lawyer too haha. Plus I get super excited because a lot of the scenes were shot at my college, so I want to be here even more

  2. Sweet Cheeks July 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Hi Vanessa! I just came across your blog. Welcome to the blog world and congrats on starting your own! šŸ™‚

    I don’t live near a beach (unfortunately) but if I did I would probably be walking on it every single day! As far as running on sand, i bet it’s super challenging. That would be a great way to get your legs into shape fast!!

  3. Savannah(Sweet and Savvy) July 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!! I’m SO glad I’ve found yours now:)

    Running on sand is soo tough. It’s like getting double the work out in.

    Good luck on your LSAT studying!

  4. Faith @ For the Health of It July 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    I love running on the beach – it feels a lot more challenging, and it seems to be softer on my ankles (which have had several issues from running on concrete.) Unfortunately I love about an hour from the beach (yep, even in Florida!), so I rarely get to go. My favorite beach fitness activity is volleyball though – it’s so much fun I always forget it’s a workout!

  5. Jimmy Choos on The Treadmill July 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    Ouch! That sounds painful! I love running on the beach, but also enjoy simply walking along the shore. If I get to the beach early enough, I’ll do sprints on the softer sand and a series of different exercises, like squats and lunges.

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