Friday morning, Colby and I set out for our 10-hour drive to Myrtle Beach, SC. We left around 8:00 with a packed car to avoid Baltimore and D.C. traffic. I packed way too much the night before and had 2 suitcases full of bathing suits, sun dresses, workout clothes and sneakers. Oh, and I had to make sure to bring my foam roller! My right hamstring has been SO tight since my Thursday run and BodyPump class. My body really needed a break and I am planning on taking Friday and Saturday off running and foam rolling as much as possible. I used to worry about tight IT bands from running and lately it seems like my hamstrings are what tighten up the most. I think this might be from the cross-training and weights, but I feel so much stronger running hills. I can’t wait until I start a specific half-marathon plan for a race I am looking at in October…
We drove until 12:30 and stopped at a Ruby Tuesday’s for lunch. I was seriously craving their salad bar and it looked so much better than stopping at a fast-food place!
I had two plates of spinach, edamame, mushroom, egg, cheese, cucumber, sunflower seeds, croutons and ranch. Not the healthiest salad, but it tasted soooo good.
My salad also came with three sides and I ordered sweet potato fries, squash spaghetti and sugar snap peas. Some of it was a little over-cooked, so I didn’t finish it all and went back for more salad!
We finally arrived to SC around 6:00 (we made really good time!) and unpacked. We were both so tired and could have just fell asleep, but we wanted to get something to eat and drive around a bit to see what was close.
Our condo is really nice with a full kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and back balcony on a golf course. Way too big for the two of us, but we found it through a friend at work for a great price. The owner uses it for golf trips and rents it out the rest of the summer. I’m really happy to have a full kitchen so we can make breakfast and lunch.
The view of the pool from our balcony.
Lots of these guys hiding outside.
Workout essentials and the important food…hopefully the protein powder will get some use this week!
Happy to find some workout equipment at the pool house near our condo. Treadmills, stair climber, bike and weight machines. It has been about 100 degrees and I really don’t want to run in that kinda of heat. Hoping to use this small “gym” and the nearby Gold’s Gym a few times this week.
Last night we were so tired, but we made a trip to “Joe’s Crab Shack” for huge steamed crab buckets!
We always see the commercials on tv for this restaurant, but we don’t have one near us. We both got a mix of snow, dungeness and king crab legs. It was SO good…Colby had a special BBQ sauce on his that was fantastic and I had a garlic rub on my crab bucket.
Colby and I after a long day of driving… sweaty and full of steamed crabs
Now Colby and I are getting cleaned up after a day at the beach and going to dinner. Hopefully we will fit in some running and workouts this week so you don’t have to just look at pictures of us hanging out at the beach and eating!