Weekend Round-Up: Spinning+Yoga, Beach Time and lots of photos!

Hello, friends!

Here’s my usual Monday Weekend Round-Up post for you!

On Saturday morning I woke up bright and early to go to my usual Saturday double – spinning and yoga. Looking sleepy but feeling ready to rock!


This time Tina was teaching the spinning class (i.e. very demanding and active class!). Here’s my Saturday spinning result:


Yoga class was very relaxing after this! Nothing like a good stretching after a good cycling 🙂

I usually bring a snack to have between the classes (this time it was a banana), but still come home absolutely starving! So I ate a big lunch after I got back home that day – leftover Orzo Salad, bratwurst and some fruit:



Getting off the food-exercise subject – about a week ago, my husband (sitting on our porch, relaxing) suddenly said out of the blue: “We should go to the beach next weekend”. You don’t have to ask me twice to go to the beach, so I said “yes” immediately. He then volunteered to book a hotel for us, we briefly discussed how we would make it a nice get-away by leaving on Saturday afternoon (after Carmen’s ballet recital), taking the following Monday off and spending a nice couple of days at the beach.

Then days went by, we never got back to the subject, didn’t make any further plans/arrangements to take Monday off at work, etc.. so I thought the beach idea was out of my husband’s mind. Little did I know coming back from the Y on Saturday that on the same very night my feet will be in the Atlantic Ocean 🙂

Anyway, I got home tired and hungry, ate my lunch and was ready to just have a nice and quiet couple of hours until Carmen’s performance when my hubby announced that the hotel is booked and we’re going to the beach! Like I said – you don’t have to ask me twice 🙂 I think I started packing even before he could finish the sentence.


  • Boogie board – check!
  • Beach umbrella and towels – check!
  • Running shoes – check!
  • Surf board – check!
  • Swim suits – check!

Carmen’s recital ended around 4:00 pm and by 4:30 pm we were on the road heading to Rehoboth Beach, DE!

The drive is about 4 hours and it is a very scenic route!

Gap Town Clock:


Bay Bridge:


We got there around 8:30 pm on Saturday, tired and starving so we checked in to the Atlantic Sands Hotel and went out for dinner to the Claws Seafood House where I had their Ciopinno – jumbo shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, and fish in a red sauce served over linguine. Pasta+Seafood at the beach = life doesn’t get any better!

Sorry for a crappy picture though – we were seated outside and it was pretty dark (hate photos with flash!):


Early the next morning hubby and I headed out for a morning run on the boardwalk, which less than 100 meters from the hotel! The morning was beautiful! It was so good to run along the beach and see other people jogging, riding their bikes or just walking. The boardwalk was very conveniently marked with distance marks for runners.


Happy after-run face, ocean in the background (I know you can’t see it, but it’s there, trust me :)):


After the run and breakfast, we finally hit the beach!!! The water was a little chilly, but I did get in completely to “catch” some waves. Got knocked down by a couple of big ones, knees and elbows are sore today, but it was so worth it!!!


It also seems to have become a habit for me to lose a pair of sun glasses in every ocean I go to. Last time I said good bye to my sun glasses I’d had for years, at the Pacific Ocean shore in CA. This time it was time to say good bye to my favorite Ray Ban’s I’ve had for many many years:

Ray Ben

On the plus side – we had a wonderful time in the sun: just relaxing, looking for shells and enjoying our drinks one only drinks at a beach:



Time flies at the beach…soon it was time to go home 🙁

We packed our stuff and headed to downtown Rehoboth Beach to find something delicious to eat and get some salt water taffy and a couple souvenirs.

Jakes Seafood House  had a lot to offer for the two hungry people! I chose scallops with baked potato and green beans on the side. It was extremely delicious, light and healthy!


One of the major highlights of the trip (after the beach and salt water taffy that is) was this amazing ice cream place. God, don’t they have wild flavors!!! And check out the number of flavors, too. It is definitely more ice cream flavors than any person can think of. We ran into this place on the way back to the hotel from dinner on Saturday night. We were so full there was no way we could have ice cream! So this go on to the “to-do” list for the next trip to Rehoboth Beach, DE!


Back to the real world today (Carlisle, raining, work) it will be good to be back to Melissa’s spinning class tonight – gotta work out some seafood calories consumed during the weekend. 🙂

Stay fit, friends, and I hope your Monday is going well!

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