Chocolate Mexicano

We are back from vacation!! I have loads of pictures and stories to share.

We had a great visit with family and friends along with some beautiful days at the beach…

After our arrival Thursday night we got a good night sleep  Matthew and I made sure to get to the gym for a morning workout Friday morning.  I stuck with a split cardio routine between the stairmaster and arc-trainer.

We had lunch with friends and family and then around afternoon naptime headed out with the baby sleeping in his carseat to enjoy the sights and some beach time

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Along with my favorite coffee and a gluten free treat!  This dark chocolate sweet comes with two discs…so I had one with my delicous decaf and saved the other for after my Saturday swim.

 

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Do you work out with a partner?  Do you ever reward yourself with sweet treats? 

Later on, we got the kayak for Matthew to paddle alongside me strapped to the car and had a relaxing dinner before getting rested up for Saturday’s event.

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The Swim

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We woke up early on Saturday morning and I had a protein shake while we drove to the starting point for the open swim.

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We got there in time to warm up and everything went swimmingly with registration, unloading the kayak, and getting in the right spot for the start of the race.

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They gave participants a bag with a T-shirt, stickers, and that’s what used as my drop bag for the finish line.

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Speaking of finish lines…I did finish and beat my previous time so I was very pleased! And grateful to my sweetheart for staying by me during the swim!

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I chose to be an escorted swimmer for this race, which I was very pleased about especially when I came upon my first surprise of the race….

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JELLYFISH! I was not prepared for jellyfish!  Anyway, aside from the millions of harmless jellyfish that I swam through, of which I was petrified, the swim was great.

I raised more money than expected and all the money went to support a great cause: the environmental advocacy for the Buzzards Bay Coalition.

Stay cool!

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