Some of this might be duplicated from my previous post but this is my journal entries from the week that I was on vacation.
After a fun week of shopping and tasty food--things that I wasn't able to do while deployed--I spent three hours at Heather's Holistic Health. I got a facial, a full massage--which was NOTHING like the one that I got on base while deployed, thankfully--and a pedicure. My toenails are cerulean blue. Then, after a quick stop at Wawa in Smyrna, I headed to New Jersey. There was a detour to the Hamilton Mall where I picked upa couple dresses and a couple pairs of shoes. Got to the Carisbrooke Inn just after 6pm. Checked in and then unpacked my sneakers so I could get in a quick walk down to the south end of the boardwalk. It's three miles round trip. It felt good to get some miles in. More on my walking endeavor in a bit--my habit of typing has left my writing muscles weak and I need some recovery time or this will be completely illegible.
I actually slept in til 8 this morning. I originally woke up at 5am but that just seemed too early to get up. Had a great dream that had Hugh Jackman in it. That was a fun one. Although the dream was great, I felt like I had missed out on an opportunity for an early morning walk by not waking up at 6:30am like I have been for the past week and a half. Tomorrow I will probably just get up when the sunshine coming through the windows wakes me up. Breakfast was yummy French toast, sprinkled w/powdered sugar and layered w/sliced bananas. Yum! I've started drinking green tea so, after one cup of coffee, there was a couple cups of green tea.
After breakfast, I changed into my workout shorts and tank and set out southbound for another walk to and from that end. Made a short pitstop when I go back to Little Rock Ave but set again. Once that was complete, I headed north this time. In the distance between light poles, I did lunges, side squats, and walking on just the balls of my feet. When I ran out of non-bouncing exercises, I did pushups, one arm pushups (those definitely need work), one leg squats, plie squats, and leg kicks (to the front, side, & rear). I turned back at Raleigh Ave.
My workout complete, I changed into my bathing suit and headed to the beach. I did slather most of my body w/sunscreen. I say "most" 'cause the parts that I missed are all too obvious. :( The weather was perfect for sunburning. It was sunny but breezy so you wouldn't even notice just how much sun you got. The water was freezing though. I went in to my ankles. It wasn't even up to 60* yet. I spent about an hour at the beach and then came back to the room and took a shower. I then got my face on and headed north to Atlantic City. Lunch was coconut shrimp at the The Rainforest Cafe. No shopping though. I'm gonna be here another four days--plenty of time for shopping later.
I got changed again when I got back to the Inn. This time into one of the five dresses that I brought with me so that I could dress up for dinner. Started the meal with a delicious seafood salad--fresh seafood in some sort of lemon vineagrette. The entree was capellini with chunks of crab and dessert was creme brulee w/coffee. More yum!
As the hours progress, my sunburn looks worse and worse. :(