Sunday, August 30, 2009

Labor Day Challenge - Week 7 - Sunday

What a long day!! I got up at 6 AM to make freaking taco salad and hit the road. We went to Ocracoke today, a small island south of ours. It's really tiny and about an hour and a half by car, plus a 40 minute ferry ride. There is a small lighthouse there, some marinas, a few restaurants and shops...I think it's where the pirate Blackbeard lived. I'm not up on my North Carolina history, even though I've lived here for over 10 years. Heck, I couldn't even tell you the story of the Lost Colony, which is 10 minutes away, with any degree of accuracy. In my defense, I can't tell you the history of western New York either, and I lived there for 23 years.

Anyway, my husband had never been to Ocracoke before. I usually go during the day, when he's unavailable, with vacationing family. So it was boring as hell for me, but it was a nice chance for the three of us to get out, have a picnic, enjoy the ferry. I love riding the ferry. I love boats. I would live on a boat. I just love it.

What I don't love is the sunburn. I remembered to get some on Sebastian, but I forgot to take care of myself. My back and left shoulder in particular (again!!!!) are very red. It's not too painful yet, but it may give me problems tonight and tomorrow.

Food-wise, today was a bust, and I knew it would be. We went to McDonald's for breakfast, ate taco salad at a picnic bench 80 miles from home, snacked on Doritos on the way home, then stopped for ice cream. Dinner was whatever we could grab - we're all exhausted and going to bed pretty early.

Speaking of exhausted, I think I need to look at that using Insanity as the cardio for P90X Doubles. I forgot that extra cardio is only added on weight days. Insanity would have me doing extra cardio every day! I am not taking the idea off the table at all, but I am going to see how the first month of P90X goes, then when it comes time to add the extra cardio, I'll see. I would still LOVE to take on this challenge though!!


Lacy Rose said...

taco salad sounds tasty.

The ferry and Oracoke(sp?) sound fun too. I am off to google.

We are lacking in the family time department. This sounds like a fun trip for us.

Lacy Rose said...

Ooooh! OOOh!
That pic of the lighthouse at Christmas is so awesome.

Im ready for cooler weather.

Becky said...

It's supposed to be nice and cool this week!!! I can't wait for fall, officially, though. October is perfect.