Tuesday, March 30, 2010

From Mexico

Running tip: Just run and stop making excuses (don't mind me, I'm a bit drunk and that's all I have to offer).

Oh, excuse me while I take a break to sip my margarita and admire my bronzed arms and legs.

It has been a day of paradise in Mexico - I got up early before the rest of my lazy family. 6am is a good wake up time on vacation, right? I headed for a short walk on the beach before finding some coffee. By 7:30am I was in the fitness center and glad that I had remembered to translate miles into kms for the treadmill. I did 10K at 11.1 kms/hour (8:40 pace) and I about died. Between the fact that they keep that place hot, I was slightly hungover (let's count what I drank yesterday - glass of wine on the plane, glass of champagne while we checked in, cerveza or two when we got to the room, glass of wine with dinner, glass of wine after dinner = way too many drinks for me).

I'm sure the run did me good to flush the toxins, but it kind of sucked. No bathroom issues until I finished. Major cramping on the beach, and I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was only a matter of farting a couple of times and I was good to go. The fitness center has water and chlorophyll water, something I've never heard of. It looks like water with algae. I tried some. Maybe that's why I had the cramps. After the run, we headed for a buffet breakfast. My plan of action at the buffet is to get one of everything and take a bite of each thing. So my plate was covered in fancy fruit, waffles, runny eggs, sausage links, fresh pastries, you name it. Repeat this at lunch. More cramping.

We did some sea kayaking, took a bike tour into the small town of Puerto Moreles, and did lots of laying around on the beach. No Montezuma's revenge. Yet. But, the night is still young.

I have tons of great pictures to share with you upon our return to CO.

Drinking: tequila, what else?

44 comments:

  1. Have a great time...wait, you are having a great time, so keep it up!

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  2. Algae water? Stick to the cerveza.
    Have a great time!

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  3. Sounds like you are having a blast! Enjoy and live it up!

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  4. rub it in!! rub it in!! I am glad you are having such a good time....I am so beyond jealous!

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  5. Have fun in Mexico! I tried running there in December and it about made me pass out! Definitely stick with the cerveza and dont drink the water!

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  6. What is it "they" say? "Don't drink the water?".... then stick with cerveza!

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  7. What a great holiday you're having.

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  8. I would expect you know what "bano" stands for........

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  9. Hey! I lost your email when my HD crashed! I'm about 15km south of Playa - don't eat the buffet food - it is notorious for giving people the runs. email me at jamnkats at gmail dot com and remind me what your email said. We're having horrifically cold weather at the moment - I can't believe you're going in the water!

    Welcome to the Caribbean!

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  10. sounds like an awesome time- glad no tummy issues while on the treadmill :-). Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  11. SO JEALOUS!!! Wow...exercising first thing in the morning on vacation...you rock!

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  12. water + algae + mexico = yikes! Lucky you're only farting . . .

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  13. Sounds like you're having loads of fun! Looking forward to the pictures :)

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  14. More cerveza, por favor! If you actually get on the treadmill while you're vacationing in Mexico, then you're allowed 1 beer per mile or whatever you want as long as you can find your way back to the room. Enjoy!

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  15. Did you just say "sip my margarita and admire my cancer-laden arms and legs"? OK, I'm jealous...

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  16. Why do I love thee? Because I can come to your blog and see the words "only a matter of farting." Bold.

    You're so right about just running and quitting with the excuses! I did that at 4 in the morning today. Pattin' myself on the back.

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  17. you're killing me!!! i can't wait to drink my weight in champagne.

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  18. Sounds heavenly, all except for the cramping part! Enjoy.

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  19. That's right...keep taunting. We'll see who's chuckling when you have the inevitable massive blowout in your bikini. Aint gonna be pretty!!

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  20. Sounds great! I'm a little jealous. Here it's just raining and raining. I long for the day we can once again travel to a tropical place (the toddler and me being preggo are stopping us right now). Have a great time!

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  21. How does one say "jealous" in Spanish?

    Enjoy your vacation.

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  22. never been there! Have a blast!

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  23. A 10K on vacation? Impressive. I thought I was all hardcore with my 4K beach runs.

    ENJOY!!! (so jealous)

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  24. No one who lives in Colorado should be tan yet...it just isn't right... OK, it would probably be OK if it was ME

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  25. Sounds fabulous! Well, all except the Montezuma part!

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  26. Again, I am soooo jealous! And, I'm totally impressed that you got up for a run...way to go! :)

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  27. Even though it was a record high of 78 in Denver yesterday, we still don't have an ocean, just Cherry Creek Reservior Beach - blah!! So I'm a bi envious...but hey, when you return, it's suppose to be cold again. Just letting ya know that!! Enjoy yourself :)!

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  28. It sound like heaven (minus the farting!)

    Can't wait to see more!

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  29. Sounds like you're having a great time! Can't wait to see photos!!

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  30. Great times and that's just the beginning.
    As for Montezuma - keep eating and drinking like that and he's sure to raise his ugly head. But hey - your on vacation, enjoy. :)

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  31. Why are you blogging? Shouldn't you be drinking and dodging the girls gone wild crew??

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  32. May I say, super jealous!! But I hope you have a fantastic vacation!

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