Sick Freaks

Sick Freaks

kayaking

Ocean Kayaking. Check out my sweet pedicure.

Two years ago we went on the best vacation we’ve ever had. We spent seven lovely days in Jamaica, lying on a beach, snorkeling, drinking sweet things and eating jerk chicken. It was everything you read about and worth every cent. Not even having our luggage left behind in Miami could spoil it (always pack your essentials in your carry-on!).

One day we passed by the fitness center. I believe my exact words were “What kind of sick freaks come all the way to Jamaica and spend their time on a treadmill?”

As we’ve been discussing upcoming trips recently and how we would work in our exercise, and which hotels had fitness centers I suddenly realized something. We’ve become those people. The sick freaks.

sandals

We were staying at ... you guessed it. Sandals.

What’s worse is that I totally get why you would spend time on a treadmill in Jamaica. Precisely so that you can lay around drinking sweet things and eating jerk chicken the rest of the day. Only, without needing to buy new pants when you come home.

the-island

The private island where we spent most of our time laying as still as possible.

Do you exercise on vacation? Or is your vacation a vacation from that too?

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    Ronda Rae
    September 11th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    A couple of years ago when I was addicted to Yoga Booty Ballet I had visions of getting up in the morning and doing some of it in my hotel room or in the grass by the lake. Yeah – didn’t happen.

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      Holly
      September 11th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

      I know what you mean. We had to really work hard to exercise when we were in Newport summer – in spite of all my “running on the beach” fantasies. Turns out, running on sand sucks!

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    highlyirritable
    September 13th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I thought the same thing on my honeymoon in Bahamas. You know, the home of the frozen alcoholic concoction?

    Then I got exceeded the airlines weight requirment for the trip home and quickly figured it out. 45 minutes a day on the damn thing is SO worth it to fully enjoy your holiday.

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      Holly
      September 16th, 2009 at 11:55 am

      Wow, what a terrible ending to a great vacation! Thanks for stopping by.

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    Amber
    September 17th, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I’m glad to hear that you have joined us Sick Freaks. Yes, I always plan my workout routine into our daily vacation schedule (not that we take that many vacations). It’s so nice to start your day out with a good sweat!
    I’m anxious to hear all about your race. I’m so proud of you guys.

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    Daniel
    September 19th, 2009 at 4:36 am

    Couldn’t agree more. To me the whole point about exercise is that it’s a credit towards future indulgence. That’s why I try and do at least some exercise nearly every day, whether I’m on vacation, traveling or home. It helps me give myself permission to enjoy eating (and drinking) a bit more.

    Dan
    Casual Kitchen

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