If you didn’t know, I’m a sucker for anything motown, 50s, 60s, and also that little sensation- Marilyn Monroe.
I swear I believe in reincarnation because most of my logic comes from the 50s/60s era. (obviously with a little less “cult of domesticity”) I was so obsessed with these eras that when American Dream was on NBC for (too short of a time), I bought the soundtrack and pretended I was Brittany Snow in my poodle skirt as most of my other peers were engaging in teenage debauchery.
Needless to say, anytime a pandora jam comes on from this era, I. FREAK. OUT. It must be played in its entirety and I must have a completely solid internet connection. (broadband has ruined this experience for me before!)
I thought it was very apropos when “Under The Boardwalk” came on on my Pandora playlist while I was literally running on the boardwalk last week.
I completed two runs while on a brief vacay at the prized Jersey Shore. It’s honestly not what you see on tv, all you non-locals! It’s actually quite clean and people are actually quite friendly. I can’t say girls know what the word “clothes” means, but I can say I am not one of them.
Here was my first workout…well more of a runout you could say… (all thanks to the Runkeeper app…oh and totally taking this moment to plug my favorite protein bars- NuGo…they actually taste more like an indulgence than anything else!)
I also stopped and walked at one point… it was 93 degrees still at this time of night. Here were my leisure pics…
I so need to pin this adorable condo complex. This is honestly exactly what I want my first home to look like. (I know…champagne taste on a beer budget!)
And the 2nd: A little over 3 miles in the extreme heat! (also…not pictured but we did the Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 Level 4 DVD. No messing around!)
Oh- and mind you- it was literally 105 degrees for the second workout…and afterwards if you thought I drowned in my own sweat, you were wrong…because I kept on sweating by completing a Jillian Michaels DVD with my cuz!
Speaking of my cuz- Ms. Emylee- I felt like I did some good in the world when I received this text from her:
(She also was super into my Sunwarrior protein powder- she fell in love with it after tasting one of my smoothies on vacay!)
Be sure to check her tumblr out too if you’re into fashion: talesoftheinsomniac.tumblr.com
How do you get your fitness on during vacation? Do you prefer inside or outside workouts? Ever been to the Jersey Shore?
Peace, love, and boardwalks!