Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Who's a slacker....... oh me.

Hey I knew it was ambitious to think I could wade into the world of blogging while on vacation...... it just crashed and burned a couple days in. The internet connection wasn't working on all the computers we had.... oh yeah and I don't have my own computer at the moment... take pity. But I think I have sufficiently guilted my hubby and I'll have myself a nice little macbook all of my own. :)

Pretty much once Kirt arrived my ability to blog went downhill... he's such a distraction. ;) As were my many books I got sucked into, I'm a sucker for a mindless mystery novel.

Anyhow.... for the most part my breakfasts & lunches didn't get too wild and crazy. However my evil, but so sweet, father-in-law kept getting fresh donuts from a place nearby...... so hard to resist! I tried to limit myself to half of one and then keep to a healthy breakfast.

One major accomplishment for my trip, I worked out 6 out of 8 days! Even on those other 2 days I did some walking or leisurely biking (to the beach!).

My workouts....
Wednesday: 3 mile run, 30 pushups, planks 3 x's holding for 1 minute
Thursday: 4 mile run, situps, 30 push ups
Friday: off day, but walked and road my bike to the beach
Saturday: 20 mile bike ride
Sunday: 25 mile bike ride
Monday: off day, but did some walking and scaling the dunes at the beach
Tuesday: 8 mile run
Wednesday: 3 mile run

When on vacation I MUST workout first thing in the morning or else it doesn't happen.... which has been a trend in my life even when I'm not on vacation. The day flies by and if I didn't work out in the morning, its not going to happen on most days.

So here is some photos and some yapping.....
Breakfast most days was Kashi Heart to Heart, greek yogurt, berries, drizzle of almond butter and some ground flax.... why mess with perfection.

Lunch tended to be a flat out wrap, turkey, provolone, lots of veggies, pickles and some hummus. Side of carrots and occasionally a little vino.

Dinner was where it got a bit more interesting.....
Thursday night... grilled pork, asparagus, spring turnips and sauteed turnip greens with some brown rice. Little salad on the side.
Friday we decided to hit up a fish market in Wellfleet, Hatch's. I found some super yummy smoked bluefish. This stuff is addicting! Our pre-dinner appetizer spread. I probably would have been content with just this to be honest... but one cannot live on cheese and smoked bluefish alone.... so sad.
I was on dinner duty so I did a simple baked cod, mashed fennel potatoes (all from our crop share), zucchini & tomato salad, as well as some regular salad. Also had a glass of Charles Shaw cabernet... aka 2 Buck Chuck. Its really not bad, especially when you consider the price, actually $2.99 where I got it in Cambridge, Ma.
Oh and I had the hubby make these as another treat for dinner.... some fresh mussels cooked in olive oil & white wine with some onion and garlic. YUMMY!!!

We had some left overs so this was Saturday's breakfast... don't worry I had some fruit too...
Fishcakes with a poached egg on top.

Saturday's dinner was a lemon chicken pasta my mother-in-law whipped up. Had salad on the side. Simple but so good! (love how beautifully lit my dinner is, thank you sun)

Then we ventured to the upper deck to enjoy this....

Sunday was a BEACH DAY!!!

It was a tad Windy on Sunday but we survived and had a great time, so much so that we went back for more on Monday. But this time we went earlier and packed our lunch. Both days we ventured up to a great beach bar/restaurant around 5 or 6pm, the Beachcomber. Sunday we just did a couple beers and Monday we shared a 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell and a half dozen shrimp cocktail, so yummy, plus a couple drinks.

Me on Sunday after a day at the beach and a beer

Sunday we headed out for dinner, our first selection didn't really work out well.... long story, a hungry Britt can be a bit grumpy when a restaurant's staff is rude.... so we went back to a place we know and love.... Winslow's Tavern in Wellfleet.

Kirt and I split a 1/2 dozen oysters and then I had this delicious striped bass w/ potatoes and artichokes so good.

Random other stuff...
Me hanging with Zoey..... the neighborhood Portuguese Water Dog..... she has the most hysterical bark, you can tell when she is out and about.

And another lovely sunset.

Left out a few side trips and adventures.... but that is the best I can do at this late hour. Hopefully now that I'm back to the "real world" I'll get on more of a regular blog schedule.... we shall see! Now to get some sleep, I am hoping to get back to Kettlebell tomorrow morning!



  1. I love your blog Britt! I am jealous of all of your vacation relaxing and the great eats and drinks you had while away!! Keep up the blogging :)