Hello from Orange Beach!!
First off, I am officially a certified personal fitness trainer! Yay! Actually, I have to redo my CPR certification before I get my PFT certification from AFAA but I passed the practical and multiple choice exams so baaasically I’m official.
Wednesday evening Stephen and I made the long drive down from T-Town to Gulf Shores for the Hangout Music Fest. (Read: Stephen drove and I road co-captain, bugging him as my own entertainment.)
A big ole THANK YOU to my dad’s longtime best friend, Hal, for getting us the hook up with Hangout tickets!
To say the least, I am PUMPED for the next three days.
Clint and Taylor, if either of you are reading this then I’d like you to know I am still mad at the two of you for not being here.
For breakfast yesterday morning I had the delicious combo of toasted whole wheat bagel + PB sans bananner because we didn’t make a trip to Publix until last night. This morning, however, I had the same combo with the banana and all was right in the world.
As for Stephen’s breakfast, I whipped up Snickers stuffed french toast encrusted in Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Uh, yeah… I try to give him all the calories the world has to offer.
He doesn’t complain.
Turns out I was quite the chef yesterday and also made Monicka and Heather scrambled eggs. Ellis was served a pudding since she’s still recovering from having her wisdom teeth cut out.
The weather is prime for running right now so I took full advantage of it. I really wanted to get up for an early morning run but my body just wasn’t having it so I settled for a midday four miler.
When I got back from my run I fixed a quick snack before getting beach ready. Usually I only buy the big containers of plain Chobani for my breakfasts, but Mom had a few individual flavors in the fridge so I grabbed a blood orange and topped it with Bare Fit granola. The blood orange might be my favorite flavor. Sooo good!
Snacks served as my lunch yesterday… I had a couple of cold ones on the beach and then snacked on a handful of Zapp’s. The Hotter ‘N Hot Jalapeno flavor has a serious kick to it. My mouth was burning!
Left to right: Heather, muah, Monicka,
Please excuse my lack of photogenicness. Glad I got to spend time with these three lovely ladies yesterday! I better be seeing plenty more of you guys this weekend!
We napped after spending most of the afternoon on the beach then headed out to dinner at Zen. No pictures from dinner but it was great. I had a salmon salad and Stephen had the grilled salmon entree. Cherry ice cream cookie sandwich for dessert, of course.
Now we’re off to the Hangout! Woohoo! Check in with you guys later.