It’s a happy healthy day here on Bald Head. We all slept great last night and met for a 9AM breakfast.
Kanz and I were down a bit early and sipped coffee by the fire while we waited for the others. I brought along my travel Bodum french press that I got from the BlogHer conference with a little Peppermint Creme inside. This french press doesn’t work that well, but it’s perfect for travel.
For breakfast I made a yogurt bowl with Oikos (that we brought) plus fresh pineapple, melon and strawberries and granola. Plus a squeeze of 75% of a Barney Butter packet.
We opened some Christmas poppers and found crowns inside. King + Queen of the island
After breakfast and some digestion we headed out on a group power walk led by my mom, who has a "secret" route across a boardwalk and by the lighthouse.
Bald Head has its own tiny post office
And the leftovers of some forts
We literally ran into Larbs who was out running. She wasn’t feeling well yesterday so she missed the group run.
Kanz liked this sign
The secret boardwalk
When we returned it was nearly noon and we moved into Bald Head Boot Camp. In addition to the Bald Head Book Club, I took charge in planning a boot camp activity, including bringing equipment.
Dad opted out and went walking + reading
I demonstrated the equipment I brought, which included: 2 physical therapy bands, a soccer ball, a jump rope and some 5 lb arm weights.
Matt and I finalized two circuits
Ready, Set, Go!
We started with 5 warm-up laps around the smallish circle.
Then we started circuit one. There were 5 stations per round and we stayed at each station for 60 seconds. Mom was our ref and time coach!!
Using the watch Larbs + Matt gave her for Christmas
Station 1: Jump rope
Station 2: Pushups
Station 3: Hand-weight jumping jacks
Station 4: Tricep extensions with PT bands
Station 5: Abs of any kind on the bag so we stayed clean
After completing circuit one, we sprinted a lap…
And then completed the circuit a second time, but with 30 second rotations.
Then we sprinted another lap!
Inbetween the two circuits, we did a handful of sprints and plyometrics.
Sprint down and 5 burpies, then sprint down and 3, then sprint down and 1 and back.
Then side shuffle down
And mountain climbers
And grapevine down with mountain climbers
Then bear crawl down and sprint back
Same drill: 5 stations, 60 seconds each, sprint, 30 seconds each, sprint.
Station 1: More jump rope
Station 2: Plank
Station 3: Soccer Ball hopping
Station 4: Bicep curls
Station 5: Lunges with shoulder press
And we finished with an Indian run [where you run in a line and the back person sprints to the front]
The cooldown was a short session of yoga flow and stretching
Boot camp lasted about an hour – it was a great workout!
We came inside, quickly showered and made a hearty lunch
Turkey and Pepperjack with Avocado, Tomato, Jalapenos and Mustard on Great Harvest Whole Grain Goodness (and it was good!)
Plus fruit and veggies in hummus
And water. I am so thirsty and it feels like hunger! The water here tastes (and smells) like MARSH and I’m not drinking enough! Gufff!
I nibbled on some almonds and Ruffles as we made lunch, and afterwards I shared a few Christmas cookies with Kanz because I still felt hungry. I think boot camp wore me out!
We’re all relaxing now (I think we’re all worn out!) by the fire and have plans for a wine tasting at an art gallery and dinner at the steam bar tonight. See you then!