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Beachy weekend

Monday, March 25, 2013

I've been going crazy with the beach walks lately, but I can't help it. I love the ocean and I love that I can drive 20 minutes and enjoy it!

This weekend was a little different. I decided to sleep in (til 6 am!) on Saturday, so most of the day was spent running errands and doing stuff at home. One errand was to pick up a jump rope at a sporting goods store. During my Kaia workouts, jumping rope has been a big challenge. So I wanted to have one so I could improve on my own at home. I looked up the calories burned on SparkPeople to see what that was like. I was surprised to see that it said I would burn 110 calories in 5 minutes of jumping rope. I thought, "Yeah, right. There's no way it's that much!" So I headed outside and had my husband watch the clock.

Here I was thinking I could just bust out 5 minutes of jumping rope like it was no biggie. Um, no. It's hard! It's not as easy as it was when I was 10 years old! I had to break it down into 1-minute chunks and try to make it one solid minute. I never did. It's tiring, so I would eventually trip over the rope or somehow jump one leg on either side, or I felt like I was barely getting off the ground. So, maybe 110 calories isn't so far-fetched! I even encouraged (OK, I made him do it) my husband to try it. He had never jumped rope before, and it was a rough start, but he picked it up pretty fast. I was pretty proud of him! So, our goal now is to work our way up to doing 5 minutes straight, with a smaller goal of doing a full minute without stopping. Totally doable!

A little later, I called WOLFKITTY and my husband and I met her at the beach just before sunset. We went for a short walk on the beach, but it was nice to be out there.


On Sunday, I really wanted to hike Torrey Pines, so I dragged my husband and Jocelyn along again. I've only done this hike once and it was really, really challenging! When we hiked it previously, we started at the top, then hiked down to the beach and back up. I wanted to do this in reverse, mostly so I could stretch on the beach. I liked the picture that created in my mind.

Because of some scheduling things and mostly because I dawdled at Target beforehand, we didn't get to do the hike I wanted. We walked on the beach for an hour and a good pace and climbed around on the rocks a little. It was still a nice workout, and my favorite scenery, so I was happy.

I was pretty happy to spend two days at two beaches during my weekend. It's exactly the kind of thing I wanted when I moved to San Diego a few years ago, but the first time I've actually done it. It's a goal not to let life get in the way of things that make me happy!

Have a good week!
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    emoticon What a fun filled AND productive day you had!! Love the ocean/ beach, sound of sea gulls and your pics!! emoticon
    1516 days ago
    Torrey Pines is my favorite hiking spot ever! Glad you're taking advantage of that beach. I wish I had done more beach stuff when I lived there. You really don't realize how much you appreciate it until it's 2 hours away!
    1550 days ago
    That sounds sooo nice! I love beaches... cold or hot, give me a beach and I feel alive. Especially at night. :) I know what you mean about the jump rope!! I bought one a few years ago thinking I'd love it... and it was so hard! I need to see if I can find it and try again this spring.

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    1550 days ago
    I used to be the Jump Rope Queen around these parts. LOL. I don't do it as much anymore. Usually just to warm up before a workout. I did work up to 5+ minutes. People don't even understand how tough it is. When I first bought it- no joke- I could jump about 30 jumps before I was winded. The good thing is though, it's so hard, you improve quickly :)
    1550 days ago
    First of all, jumping rope is NO JOKE! Sheesh! I can't ever get more than ten jumps in a row. How on earth did I do that Jump Rope for Heart thing every year in school?! Lol And second, good for you for getting out! Torrey Pines is just gorgeous!
    1550 days ago
    We are so lucky to live in San Diego! I think a lot of people just take it for granted but I'll always be awed at all the beautiful scenery SD has to offer!
    1550 days ago
  • JORDAN1019
    emoticon and I see you got your waterpacks..yay!
    1550 days ago
  • 8MORE2GO1
    I am soooo jealous! I wish I lived near a beach!
    1550 days ago
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