February 6, 2015

Fitness Snapshots from my week

The lovely ladies of DC, Mar, Cynthia and Courtney have a fun topic this week, especially since I was on vacation in the Caribbean the last couple weeks, I decided to share some photos of my workouts while away.

We started our trip at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.  This hotel has an enormous pool, in fact, I believe it is reputed to be the biggest pool in the US.  This was a fun way to get in a little exercise and enjoy the sunshine.



After boarding our cruise ship, one of the first things I did was check out the gym.  It was fully equipped with cardio equipment and weight machines.  There was also a room where classes took place and you could stretch.  I spent alot of time on the treadmill during the trip and actually ran a total of 45 miles.  With the Boston Marathon less than 11 weeks away, there was no way I could skip running!

A beautiful view helped!
The pool on the ship was another place I spent some time.  Mostly I stretched while in the pool or did some easy lap swimming since it was not very crowded.

Loved the ship pool!

I finally got to try stand up paddle boarding while in Nassau, Bahamas.  We had an absolute blast with 4 other passengers from our ship.  Karen, one of the girls in the group lives on Maui and was extra helpful with the rest of us who had never tried it before.  Tom and I succeeded in getting up on our first try and neither of us fell off.  I think it was beginner's luck!




Last of all, walking on the beach!  On the island of St. Lucia, we decided to take a taxi to a nearby beach and spend the morning soaking up the sun and taking a nice walk on the beach.  We also took a few dips in the ocean!



After returning home, I am getting back to my normal schedule and enjoying being outside for my runs.  What was your favorite workout of the week?  Try anything new?





24 comments:

  1. So cool that you got to try stand up paddle boarding! I am terrified of ocean creatures that could get me, so I always think people who do it are so brave! I guess the key is not falling off!

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  2. Those pictures are gorgeous!!!! And stand up paddle boarding is hard! Great job!

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  3. I think I could spend lots of time on the TM with that view! I would like to try paddle boarding. How awesome you got up on your first try and didn't even fall off. That's got to be a great core workout.

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  4. That treadmill view is really nice...but I would worry that I would feel all shaky running on a treadmill if the ship was moving!

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  5. Love those pics and I'm slightly jealous! :)
    What a view!!

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  6. Awesome pictures! I would LOVE to try stand-up paddle boarding! I'll bet it's ridiculously hard.

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  7. Such beautiful picures. I would love to be on a cruise visiting warm places right now. I have tried paddle boarding before and it is a great core workout.

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  8. It looks like you had a fabulous trip, Pam. Definitely jealous of all the beach and warm weather time that you had!

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  9. We have a trip coming up in a few weeks and I am excited to do SUP again it's so much fun.

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  10. Looks like a wonderful trip! I love stand up paddle boarding. Tried it a few years ago and wish we had a set at home!

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  11. Looks like a fabulous vacation! I would love to try Paddleboarding someday! Hopefully this summer!

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  12. OH, MY GOSH! I'm so jealous of your pictures!! Thank you for sharing these bits of sunny warmth and fun on my Friday; hope y'all have a fantastic weekend!

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  13. oh so jealous! i'm so glad you had a nice time!

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  14. What beautiful pictures! Such a great shot of you SUP. I will be trying that in Austin next weekend!

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  15. Wow, what a great pool at the hotel. I always enjoyed using the treadmills on the ship when they are in front of those HUGE windows. What gorgeous views! -M

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  16. Wow, what a great pool at the hotel. I always enjoyed using the treadmills on the ship when they are in front of those HUGE windows. What gorgeous views! -M

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  17. Beautiful photos! And good for you for getting in 45 miles. You're a rock star!

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  18. You have gorgeous photos! I definitely miss cruising. Need to get on another boat ASAP :-)

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  19. I think you win the pictures this week. Easily.

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  20. Great pictures from your trip! It looks like you had a great time. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  21. What gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. SO excited you tried stand up paddle boarding! It's it fun??! It's pretty much my only cross training over the summer since I love being out on the water as much as I can! Gotta watch out for those pesky great white sharks up here though ; )

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  23. gorgeous!! I always have trouble working while on holidays, I like to just relax around and read, but I have to get better at this stuff!! Good luck on the Boston Marathon!!

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