Yesterday was another tough day in paradise This was my view for most of the day:
I know. I’m sorry.
(If you’re just tuning in — I’m in San Juan, Puerto Rico on spring break from my master’s program right now!)
Matt and I spent almost the entire day on the beach yesterday. It was awesome and there were fruity drinks involved.
The weather was perfect! We spent about an hour playing in the ocean waves (one of my favorite things to do, ever), and another hour playing beach volleyball with a random group of college kids. They asked us what school we went to and we were like um… we’re like 10 years older than you. Don’t judge.
Our volleyball team won. I think it’s because I have mad skills now from playing Walleyball this spring. No big deal.
It should come as no surprise that Matt and I are now super sunburned. Fail. I put SPF a billion on us like 5 times but apparently the sun here is just a weeeeee bit more intense than we’re used to.
Remember Matt’s glowing white stomach in yesterday’s post? Well… now it’s glowing red.
And I have an awesomely awkward line on both my arms where the sunburn starts. Wtf?
We’ve become good friends with aloe.
In light of our sunburns, we decided to wait until the sun went down to go for our run. Plus, that appears to be what all the cool kids do.
And obviously we are cool kids.
We ran 30 minutes all around the lagoon here in San Juan. It was beautiful and felt good to get a run in, although our legs were actually kind of tired from all the swimming and volleyball!
By the time we came back from our run and showered it was already nearly 9 p.m.! We decided this meant we should order room service for dinner. What? We’re on vacation!
The hotel actually had some awesome stuff! I got an assortment of appetizers.
First, a citrus salad of mixed greens with jicama, pineapple, and orange — delicious!
A seed encrusted grouper atop seaweed salad — SO good:
Plus a side of quinoa. This was WAY too salty. Boo!
Matt ordered the steak with veggies and yucca fries:
It was actually an AMAZING steak! The yucca fries and veggies were good, too Room service win.
Today’s plan is to do some exploring of San Juan by foot, specifically Old San Juan, which is supposed to be a really nice, cute area. And then tonight we’re going NIGHT kayaking!! Apparently Puerto Rico is famous for their “bioluminescent lagoons,” where microscopic plankton produce light at the touch of your hand! I’ve heard from a number of readers and friends that this is one of the coolest things ever to do here. I can’t wait! Although I doubt I’ll be able to take photos?
We’re off to breakfast — have a great day and stay tuned for more!
p.s. Check out this great article that just came out on Woman’s Day magazine’s website — 10 Morning Workout Motivators. It features tips from me and a bunch of my blog buddies!