We had the best day ever at the water park yesterday. I seriously LOVE water parks. You’re never too old to act like a kid every once in awhile, as far as I’m concerned :)
We went to Wet ‘n Wild in Greensboro, NC — about an hour away from Chapel Hill. It’s apparently the biggest water park in NC and it was awesome! There were a TON of different slides to choose from. Ever since I was little I’ve always loved roller coasters and water slides — the scarier, the better! My favorites are the kind with super steep drops ;) I wish I’d gotten some photos, but I didn’t want to destroy my camera in the water!
Matt and I packed a cooler full of lunch stuff for the park:
- Baby carrots
- Kiwis & apples
- Honest Tea for me, Vitamin Water for him
We left the cooler in the car while we were in the park (you can’t bring food inside).
We didn’t have any good sandwich stuff on hand so we picked a couple up from the co-op grocery store near us on the water. I got this vegan chicken salad sandwich, just because it sounded interesting. It was tasty!
We ate half our sandwiches and an apple before going into the park (we arrived just before noon), and afternoon snacks included a hot dog and Dippin’ Dots :) We had planned on coming back out to the car to eat the rest of the food at some point in the afternoon, but our friends didn’t bring any food so we decided we’d rather not leave the park and just eat the rest on the way home instead! I’m a big believer in being healthy meaning that you don’t ALWAYS have to be healthy — it’s important to remember to just roll with it sometimes. Plus, Dippin’ Dots are kind of my favorite thing ever ;)
They actually ended up closing the park at 3:30 due to looming thunderstorms, which meant we got a “rain check” free day pass to come back another day! It was pretty awesome considering we had already done all the slides at least once (most more than that) by that point and probably wouldn’t have stayed much longer anyway! Total win. Water park, we will be back!
Dinner was veggie-tastic — Matt made us a variation of Pad Thai with noodles, a spicy peanut-y sauce, chicken, green beans, squash, onions, peppers, and zucchini.
Delish! Enjoyed outside on our porch — water for me, beer for Matt :)
Dessert was some amazingly juicy cantaloupe:
Isn’t summer cantaloupe the best? SO refreshing.
In between the water park and dinner I spent some time relaxing and finished reading my friend Tina’s book!
I really enjoyed her book — entitled Carrots ‘n’ Cake, just like her blog. If you haven’t read it already, please pick up a copy! It’s very much like her blog — read-able, down to earth, and filled with great tips for living a balanced lifestyle. Tina is great about eating healthy food while still allowing indulgences, and her book explains how she stays healthy amidst happy hours, cocktail parties, travel, and other tempting situations. She also shares previous struggles with food and how she has learned to better manage her tendencies to binge eat and over-do it, particularly when sweets and alcohol are involved. I also love that the book is peppered with recipes and some of her favorite workouts, both strength and running-related. I can’t wait to try some of them out!
Time to get back to the grind — this weekend went by way too quickly, didn’t it?! I just had a great 4-ish mile run with my friend Lauren, and now have class all day followed by a meeting. Have a great day, friends!
p.s. Don’t forget to send me your “perch” photos! I’m putting together a fun post with all of them :)