Archive for May 15th, 2011

May 15, 2011

Soon To Be A Fuji Mama

Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend!

Yesterday we went into Cape May for a little retail therapy + lunch. ;)

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I love Cape May, especially because of all the old Victorian homes. They are taken care of so well and most of them were built in the 1800’s!

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It’s such a cute little romantic town. We went into a few stores including a cooking store where I picked up some apple cinnamon jelly (YUM!) and a cute little carrot dish.

After walkin’ up a appetite, I headed over to my favorite smooth place EVA!

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Ella’s!

It’s the cutest place ever and I died and went to heaven when I discovered it. It’s behind all the shopping stores so I had no idea it was there but when I found it, I was smitten. I love finding little hidden treasures! I found this cute little store a year ago and since then have only been there twice (they close in the Winter).

I was so so happy to finally be reunited!

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They have lots of smoothies and also offer sandwiches (vegan and vegetarian) and other all-natural goodies.

I got the berry blast smoothie (mixed berries: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc that is sweetened with a little local honey). I love that everything is all natural and wholesome, perfect for reenergizing during a hot summer day.

I also got some salt and vinegar pop chips (love) and a vegan sandwich that seemed to be on a flax/focaccia type of bread with cucumber, roasted red peppers, black olive spread, and hummus. My FAV sammie! I’ll be getting one to-go today for lunch later. ;)

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Pretty impressive stats!

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This sandwich was soooo tiny! It’s about an inch wide but maybe 10 inches long? It was the perfect size for a starving girl like me. :mrgreen:

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After refueling, we headed out for a bit more shopping.

Down at the shore, lots of people have bikes and cruise around on them for exercise. It is so effortless to get a workout because the sights are beautiful and it’s much easier to do than gear up for a run. All you do is hop on your bike and cruise around!

After talking with my mom, we decided it’d be fun for me to get a cruiser for down here in the summer!!!! I absolutely love biking around so I’m super duper excited to get my cruiser.

We hit up a local bike shop to see their selection.

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They didn’t have too many cruisers on display but the nice man gave us a few book brochures to look at and he said he could order one for me and have it in by next week!

I looked through most of the magazines but my heart was stolen by the Fuji Sanibel DX.

I’m now stuck between these two:

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I reaaally love the mint/white bike but once I saw the green/yellow one I was caught in a pickle!

I see a lot of pink cruisers down here (and in general) so I don’t want something that everyone else has. I haven’t seen one of these down here so I think it’s the perfect bike design for me. I love to be unique. :)

So help me out, which one should I get!?!?!?

When my bike arrives, I’ll be buying a basket and putting it on front by the handlebars and I’ll probably tie a few colorful ribbons around it for an extra pop of color. I’m SOOO excited. :D

Afternoon snacks included watermelon + margaritas + CHOCOLATE (unpictured)!

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I didn’t want to sit on my butt all day so I decided to go for a bike ride on my brothers bike. I needed to move my legs!

Meet the beast:

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Ohhhhhh yeaaaaaaa. ;)

I strapped on my Garmin and got bikin’!

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I was so excited to finally use my Garmin on the biking setting rather than the running one.

I rode up to the bike path (about 1 mile from my house):

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Views from the path:

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If you can see the pier below, me and my mom did yoga on that last summer in an early AM class. It was so relaxing! ..and HOT!

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Rode all the way up to the boardwalk (where the path stops) and turned around and looped back home:

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I was shocked to find out that from my house to the end of the bike path was only about 2 miles!!! I thought it would be at least 3. I can sense a new running route. ;)

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I have no clue if that’s fast for about 4 miles or slow?? Any bikers know??

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I had my resistance up on 7 to get an extra leg workout in. It was a nice little bike ride!

The rest of my night was spent relaxing, eating dinner at Lucky Bones (again), and we went on the boardwalk for a little.

I woke up this morning needing some nourishment so I had one of these:

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Sort of like a green monster in a bottle! I pictured this up at the grocery store for a quick bfast since we don’t have too much to eat here (need to stock up for summer).

It was soooo good. My only issue with it is that it has a lot of sugars (although all natural) in it (non added, but still a lot). Check out what’s inside:

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Yum!

Officially reenergized but craving a little exercise. I miss endorphins!

It’s rainy here so we’ll see if I can squeeze in a little bike ride before we leave to go back home. I’m hoping I can get a little sweat in. :)

Enjoy your Sunday!

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