There’s no particular order to these photos, but here’s the link to Florida Recap #1, in case you missed it.
I just can’t resist:
It’s the breeze, folks. I fell in love with the breeze. The only time it breezes in Singapore is juuuuust before a torrential downpour. But along the Indian River in Florida, it breezes (yes, this is now a verb) all the time. Glorious!
I also did some online shopping while in the states. In addition to new cycling shorts (one day I’ll tell you the story of how I exposed half my tush to three-quarters of my cycling class thanks to a pair of worn out shorts one morning), a home server, printer ink, several Athleta sale items, and a VERY cool knife block, I purchased enough Nuun Active Hydration to hydrate a small country for a month. Or, to hydrate Genetically Challenged Athlete and I, while running in Singapore, for a month. [We first bonded over a shared reliance on Nuun, so it only seemed appropriate that I bring her some.]
If you don’t know much about Nuun, click to read a previous post about Nuun and the importance of hydration.I ordered Lemonade, Watermelon, Sweet Tea, and Tri-Berry (KMN’s request). GCA got Watermelon and Tropical Fruit. Suffice to say, we’re keeping Nuun in business for another few weeks. 🙂
(4 boxes) x (4 cylinders/box) x (12 tablets/cylinder) = 192 glasses of Nuun Hydration-y Goodness
Unless, of course, I take GCA’s advice and start going double-strength after long runs, in which case I’ll have less… I tested one of the Lemonades out after my next long run in Florida, and it passed. Lemonade might be my new favorite flavor!
There was, of course, more cooking and eating. Mom did the meat, I did the veggies. Asian cooking is rubbing off on me, I guess!
I spent lots of time watching and squealing over shore birds. I grew up in the middle of a forest, and I know my chickadees from my wrens from my woodpeckers. But give me a bunch of shore birds, and I’m lost. I saw birds sweeping, swooping, fishing, carrying fish (still wiggling!), fighting the strong breezes, and just generally being shore-bird-like. I even captured a photo (albeit not very good) of a nest! [OK, you can’t see much of the next. But there were babies in there! Babies!!!!!]
On my last day, Mom and I managed to get out for an early-birthday-and-farewell lunch. We went to Captain Hiram’s, a favorite seafood bar and grill that wasn’t too far away. We got a table inside, next to the big windows that open out on to the water. Lovely!
We both enjoyed the seared tuna with seaweed salad (yum, and double yum – in that order!), and shared an appetizer/side of artichoke dip. Everything was delicious, even if the tortilla chips were a bit of an unusual color….
But I wonder if it has anything to do with these little guys, who I spotted one day while out for a run:
And that’s “Florida in Photos”, folks! I do have one more FL-post coming, a bit more running-related, about adapting workouts to changing/vacation/travel/unpredictable circumstances. [Yes, I’m going to cover ALL of that in one post – crazy, huh? I even promise to keep it under 1,000 words.] Stay tuned, because you won’t want to miss this. 🙂
Have you ever participated in a Duck Derby? Can you clue me in??
I know there’s been a lot of “Nuun”sense going on around the blog-o-sphere lately, with the Nuun Hood-to-Coast team and whatnot. And you all claim to love Every! Nuun! Flavor! But seriously: What’s your favorite flavor??