Sunday, April 4, 2010

Pictures from the Promised Land

Running tip: Today’s run may have been worse than the last one. Don't get too depressed, it is only normal to feel sore and fatigued once in a while.

Since I contaminated myself yesterday by showing you the gross shots of my swollen mug shot face, allow me to somewhat redeem myself. You may not know me personally, and while I’m no hottie, I do look better than Nick Nolte on most days:

For instance, here is my back view, with an almost-crack shot. I should have been a plumber. If you look really hard you can see the “Target” brand tag:

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Yup. Lovers of 15 years on the beach. GET A ROOM, the kids shouted. 8am? Never too early for a beer.

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These are my offspring. That’s right. I have the same sized chest as my 8 year old:

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Here I am trying to sea kayak with Emma. We are only 10 feet from the shore.

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Here is the view from our suite. Seriously??? No one should have to live this way:

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Here I am trying to pretend I am 18. Who am I kidding. You can’t put a bikini on from Target and braids in your hair and think you’re on high school spring break again. Where’s the beer bong? Who’s got the birth control? I hope I don’t get VD or crabs on this trip.

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Here is what I ate a lot of. Shrimps with tentacles and eyes. Probably even a testicle in there.

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And, here was the breakfast I had every morning. Fresh Mexican pastries (without any e-coli I hope) and good coffee. The perfect pre-dump meal:

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I found that a few crepes at lunch made me pretty happy:

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Maybe I did, or maybe I didn’t put some guac on the crepes. Or maybe this came from the bathroom (ewww..)

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My running spot in the morning:

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Chlorophyll water at the gym. WTF? Chlorophyll water = swollen face?

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Coming home from vacation with a swollen face and sitting on your stairs sucks:

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And there you have it. Spring break, 2010. Rock on.

Drinking: H20

47 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the fabulous pictures! I am glad that you had a good time on spring break! Girl, you look hot in that bikini:)

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  2. Looks like an awesome time! Sorry about the swelling, hopefully you feel better soon.

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  3. OK - you look GREAT in your suit. Enjoy the ability to wear the bikini as long as you can. You rock.

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  4. You look fantabulous woman!!!

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  5. your vaca pics are so sweet. and you look HAWT lady...I'm talkin' about the first few pics, not the after ones...
    I had a wee hard time adjusting from vacaland.
    but ya got the hawt pics!!;-)

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  6. Glad you had fun and bummer about the swollen face but I must agree with the others that you look hot in a bikini!

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  7. I wish I HAD looked like that at 18! Great pics, very jealous of your room with a view :-).

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  8. It looks like you had an awesome time, despite the swollen face at the end. :) Way to rock the bikini!!!

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  9. Great pics of the trip!! Ummm, read back to your flight home though, and swelling, eeeek! Hope you're back to 100% soon! And I hope you're not allergic to Mexico ;)

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  10. Beth-
    You could totally Photoshop your first pic for various running occasions when a crapper is not readily available. Just take a pic when you squat, cut and paste. It would bring your poop stories to a whole new level.....
    Glad you're back safe.

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  11. You totally rocked that bikini! I mean the whole package -- flat stomach, glistening skin :)
    Hope your swelling has eased a little. And welcome back to reality.

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  12. Lookin' good on the beach! Ending a great sounding/looking vacation with a swollen face sucks-hope you found out what caused it.

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  13. Awesome pics! Glad you had a good Spring Break - well, other than the swollen face part.

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  14. Is the swelling from all the damn shrimp? Off to Target now for a hot suit of my own. Right.

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  15. I am pretty sure all my bikinis are from Target...and that none of them are actual sets! And hey, at least you got to age 8 on the boobs scale...I am pretty sure mine stopped at 6. Thank god for VS!

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  16. I want your abs!!! Oh and yeah, boobs. Do they not grow in Colorado...?

    I blame the chlorophyll water. Or the shrimp eyes/testicles.

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  17. Welcome back to reality. You rock the bathing suit, btw. You DO look like an 18-yr. old!

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  18. Hey girl! Glad you had such a great time; love the pics of you in a bikini. HOT!

    Sorry about that swollen face, you did kinda look like Nick Nolte, hmmm.

    Well...welcome back to reality. Bummer huh?

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  19. Sorry about your face...again, I had the same thing happen to me about 6 yrs ago on a Caribbian cruise, but mine was from the sun. I got sooo burnt that my face got all swollen, and I had to spend one of the days at sea in bed...sucked big time!

    You look AWESOME in your swimming suit! Your body rocks!

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  20. You look more than amazing! And who needs boobs? Blah, they can only slow you down on a run! Now get that face back to its 18 y old self soon:)

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  21. You are one hot momma! Jealous!

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  22. Of course my first assumption from that first pic is that you were taking a dump on the beach. Or at least squeezing a few puffs of mustard gas out.

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  23. Nice pics...gotta love the ocean:) Looking hot in the bikini!!

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  24. HOT! Lucky Ken ;)
    Sorry about the allergic reaction, what a bummer to end your vacay like that. The question is though, are you still able to run?
    Happy Monday!

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  25. GIRL, just how can you pull off looking 18 again???

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  26. What an amazing trip... that view of incredible! (no, I'm not talking about your backside... hehehehe)

    It always sucks coming home, but at least you still have a rockin' bod! :)

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  27. Someone has to say it... that awkwardly placed red spot on the bikini isn't visible.

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  28. Looks like a great vacation to me! :-)

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  29. WOW lady, you look awesome in a bikini! I would love to have such a flat stomach. Rock on!!

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  30. I know you mentioned before that you used to be heavier. I cannot even imagine that. You rock a bikini. Looks like a great trip.

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  31. Awesome vacation, except the swollen face.

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  32. You kinda look like Nick Nolte (on your bad day) - though in fairness to Nick, he has bigger boobs. ;-)

    Looks like a great vacation - shrimp parts and all.

    Did you really run on the treadmill though? (instead of outside???)

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  33. yeah, Lee Ryan, I did run on the treadmill b/c the beach was too short to get in a good run.

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  34. So you do look 18 in your bikini, even (hopefully!) without the crabs and/or the regrets. With abs like that, who needs big ol' tits?

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  35. Thanks for sharing the pics from your vacation! It looked like you had a great time! And...you look AWESOME!!! I am so jealous in so many ways!

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  36. Talk about post holiday blues! What a let down! I wish I looked like you when I was in high school..or now.. or in the future... or ever!

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  37. Great pictures, you look awesome and you have such a beautiful family!

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  38. Being sick sucks, but HOLLA, check out that beach bod! Way to go!

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  39. Crabs...you crack me up.
    Great pics -- looks like lots of fun! Well, except for the last one :-(

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  40. If I go buy a swim suit at Target and leave the tag out from my butt, will I look as awesome as you in it??!!?? So glad you had a rocking trip, Chica!! Aside from the swollen face!! Hugs!

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  41. your training and hard work really pays off. you look incredible!! i definitely won't be posting pics of me in a bathing suit when we get back from vacation!

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  42. you know what they say - you can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!

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  43. love the photos!!!! and you ARE a hottie!

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  44. For SURE I have a girl crush now. You are one HOT mamma!!!!

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