Beach Day!


Meghann and I were in vacation dream land all afternoon…….


And I finally got the mojito I have been craving…


Aaaaamanzig and very relaxing! But to recap, before I left this morning I had exactly what I was craving-


Yep, that’s right…I was craving a huge hot bowl of OATMEAL for lunch! I guess since I had rice and beans for breakfast, I had to get in my daily bowl of oatmeal at some point! This gigantic and delicious bowl contained 1/2 cup oats in 1 cup water and added a huge sliced banana, 1/2 scoop protein, a couple chocolate chips and a BIG scoop of Courtney’s homemade maple cinnamon almond butter! She brought me a sample yesterday and let me tell you, it was to die for! Thanks, Courtney!


I cooked it on the stove and it was so full of volume, I almost couldn’t finish it! But…then I did of course. 😉

After I ate, I headed over to St.Pete beach and met Ryan, Derek and Meghann. A bunch of Ryan’s friends were hanging out by the beach and pool of the Don CeSar hotel so we pretended we were on vacation as well!

SO pretty!

We felt like we were high rollers for the day, too, because one of Ryan’s friends is friends with Albert Haynesworth (big NFL football player who just signed a $100,000,000 contract) and he was there as well!! I didn’t know who he was before today (yes, I live under a rock), but it was crazy to meet him. He was actually a very nice guy!

Post-mojito, I snacked on this delicious bar that Kristin was kind enough to send me—


I can’t find the other Pure Bar flavors anywhere here so THANK YOU KRISTIN!!!!! Look at the cute package I came home to today after my race!


She even remembered Ryan with the Reeses cup! He was VERY thankful! This package totally made my day 🙂

We are all at Ryan’s parent’s house right now showering and get ready and then us four are heading out to our favorite Cuban restaurant (I get to rice and beans twice in one day, sweet!!) on the beach for dinner.

See you in a bit!

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  • VeggieGirl
    March 21, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    What a fun day you had!! Total paradise!!


    Oooh, Cuban food!! Holy yum. Enjoy the meal tonight!!

  • Run Saraaah
    March 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    That looks like paradise – I am so jealous. You and Meghann look great! I have never tried Cuban food – I wonder if its similar to other Caribbean food

  • skinnyrunner
    March 21, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    you are famous by association! what a completely fun day, great job on the race, you def deserve a mojito… or 3.

  • Matt
    March 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I just got some Pure Bars yesterday! I can’t wait to try them out!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    March 21, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    What a perfect day!! Amazing race time, beach day, mojitos, bars, and cuban food? Oh, and btw, you and meghann are just too freaking cute!

  • mags
    March 21, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    $100,000,000? that can’t be right…

  • laci
    March 21, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Ah I can’t wait till summer!!! 😀

  • Nicole
    March 21, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    It looks like you guys had such a fabulous day! Have fun at dinner!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 21, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    SO glad you liked the almond butter! And what a beautiful day at the beach! I love the Don!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    March 21, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Aww I just caught up on this morning’s post…CONGRATULATIONS!! You’re amazing for killin’ that race!

    And as for these paradise pics…I’m supah jealous! It looks like you’re having a wonderful time! Awesome package, too. Have a great evening!

  • Megan
    March 21, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Congrats on the new PR!! I just got Pure bars today from TJ’s and I’m so excited to try them out! I’ve heard about how delicious they are. And I’m SOOOO jealous of your trip to the beach and how close you are! I was in Miami last week and it rained a lot but I loved the couple of sunny days I did get…. I’m used to 40 degree weather :(. Glad you had a great weekend!!

  • Dulcie
    March 21, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    I’m so jealous that you were on the beach!! You 2 look fab in your bikinis!! I can’t wait for summer 🙂

    Oatmeal for lunch?! That’s my kinda meal! Oatmeal is good any time of day !!

  • Sara
    March 21, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Those oats look so good! Hope you’re having a great vacation!

  • Michelle Hisae
    March 22, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Beach Day?! How fun! I came home to Southern CA (from Boston) for lots of sun this week, but it’s raining today! So much for laying out…hehe. Maybe tomorrow!

  • Tina
    March 22, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Ohh, yummy oats and nice package! I just heard those Reese’s eggs mentioned on another blog today and got curious. They sell plain Reese’s butter cups at some grocery stores here but I haven’t seen those eggs. How are they different from the classic PB cups?

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    March 22, 2009 at 9:37 am

    my fam has a condo 2 miles from the don ce sar!! I grew up going there! I love it! It’s sooo beautiful! we always went to uncle andy’s ice cream shoppe inside the don whenever we went 🙂

    there is also a cool house that is between our condo and the don (towards point-pas-a-grille) that has tons of fresh produce out on it’s porch and if they’re closed you just go up and get what you want and put your money in their mailbox. tomato at 2 am?? no problem! it’s awesome!

  • Sarah W.
    March 22, 2009 at 10:00 am

    i love mojitos!! what a fun beach day with meghann!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    March 22, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Aah! The Don Cesar! My parents used to take my sister and I there sometimes to visit their ice cream parlor! St. Pete Beach is so beautiful! Love it!

  • Adi (
    March 22, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Yeah I was thinking $100 million seems like a bit much too! 🙂 Must be a typo! 🙂

  • Bec
    March 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    mmm, that mojito looks yummy!

  • Mariposa
    March 23, 2009 at 7:27 am

    I thought $100 mil was too much- but check this link out!

    7 years and a hundred mill. $41 mil is guaranteed though..probably at the beach there on vacation because he got a $5 mil signing bonus!!!

    jenna i would have been scared to meet him- hes huge!!! good thing he was nice.. lol : )