Outer Banks Beach Fun

Hi from the beach! We’re in the Outer Banks this week with Matt’s family and the livin’ is easy. I love it here. :)

duck outer banks beach

duck obx boardwalk

Playing in the waves all day is my favorite – I can stay out in the water forever! Relaxing on the beach is nice too though. :)

relaxing duck nc beach

Sidenote – Matt gave me a S’well stainless steel water bottle for Christmas and it’s the greatest thing ever – perfect for the beach because it keeps my water cold ALL DAY!

best water bottle for the beach

We’ve been having some good homemade eats so far here, too! Saturday night’s dinner was a simple fish, salad and corn – yum.

simple fish beach dinner

Sunday night Matt’s dad made us all homemade BBQ! Plus slaw, baked beans, and more corn!

beach bbq feast

Last night Matt and I were in charge of dinner for our crew – we made a delicious salmon with watermelon salsa and quinoa!

salmon with watermelon salsa

It was a big hit – I’m sharing the recipe tomorrow so stay tuned. :)

salmon with watermelon salsa

As for workouts, Matt, our friend Thomas, and I got in a short run one morning. It was hot out but felt good to move! I felt way better than I did on my weekend 10 miler, so that was good. :) We covered 3.5 miles and stopped for some mini boot camps along the way.

beach run boot camp

side plank beach boardwalk

Back to relaxing! See you back here tomorrow for the salmon with watermelon salsa recipe – it’s a keeper! :)

duck obx sound sunset

What’s your favorite beach?


  1. 1

    I love the Outerbanks so much. We’ve done several big family vacations there, and it’s such a great place to both relax and get in some fun adventures. Enjoy! :)

  2. 2

    Salmon looks insanely good!

  3. 3

    Ok, so the S’well stainless steel water bottle are definitely worth it, hey? I’ve been eying them for some time now and am thinking about taking the plunge and purchasing one…

    Also, I don’t even like fish but that salmon with watermelon salsa and quinoa looks unreal! I’m looking forward to the recipe!

  4. 5

    I’ve always wondered about those Swell water bottles! If they really do keep drinks cold. All the food you’ve eaten sounds fantastic!

  5. 7

    What a fun trip! Enjoy it!

  6. 8

    Yay! I love OBX!! I think my favorite beach of all time was a beach in Cozumel Mexico–it was seriously so beautiful i couldnt stop taking pictures haha

  7. 10

    Looks awesome!! :D Glad you’re having good weather and the Mauney Chefs are doing it UP! Those Mauneys.. professional level of cooking excellence!

  8. 11

    I’ve not been to OBX. Looks like a lovely beach vacation! What a busy summer!


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