and we’re off
. . . to catch a flight for our annual vacation! each year since we started earning actual paychecks, josh and i have taken a voyage together somewhere fun.
♥ in 2009, we headed to wine country. i think this was my favorite trip! not only did we get to enjoy a wine-filled bike tour and birthday champagne tasting, but i got to see west coast friends azusa, nicole, and siobhan. we will be doing a repeat of this trip at some point!
♥ last year, we got a little more ambitious and (randomly!!) decided on st. maarten. while there was some serious culture shock at first (i know i thought it would be like hawaii — and it wasn’t! at all!), but eventaully we began to relax and just enjoy both the pool and the jungle.
and now we’re headed out for round #4. i’m still not totally packed. therefore, i need to make the rest of this post a quickie!
both josh and i are big proponents on moderate workouts during vacation. probably in part because we feel the need to balance out the wonderful restaurants we tend to seek out, but also because it’s a chance to get to do some leisurely workouts without the pressure of being late for work or short on sleep. often we’ll go for short runs together, which we don’t normally do otherwise.
and speaking of essential
idontneedthisidontneedthisidontneedthis orla baby bag
at least not yet, anyway.
workout: 3.25 miles on the TM, 0.5% incline, 9:13/mi pace
freezer soup: while we did eat this for dinner last night (i wanted to use up the produce we had!), most of it went to the freezer where it will await our return to NC.
thanks to the immersion blender (LOVE THAT THING), this was super-easy! both of us liked this simple recipe, and i would make it again.