The day following our visit to Tarpon Springs, my grandmother wanted to go to Disney. Although it’s obviously for kids, it’s become a bit of a tradition to go when we visit.
I think I’ve written about Disney before so I won’t go into too much detail but we visited Animal Kingdom (my personal favorite) and Hollywood Studios before calling it an early day.
When I got home I banged out a brief run and some light strength training. On one hand, I could definitely feel the regression in cardiovascular capabilities but on the other hand, it felt good to easily get back into conditioning after having skipped a few work outs.
Run: 15 minutes
30 sit ups
2×30 leg lifts
30 reverse crunches
30 leg lowers
30 sit ups w/ a twist
I ended with some light stretching and a dip in the pool.
The next day, the weather was expected to be in the mid 80s so we made our way to the Gulf again, this time to Clearwater Beach.
I was really excited because I’ve been wanting to visit Clearwater for a while. It was voted the number one beach in the U.S., which is a pretty hefty title when you consider all the beaches there are in America
It certainly was a beautiful beach. The sand was white and the softest I had ever felt in my life. It was so fine that it was hard to wipe off my clothes.
We laid on the beach for a while before my grandmother and I went to walk around a bit and do some shopping. The main road was lined with adorable little surf shops and restaurants, plus tons of attractions like parasailing and booze cruise tours.
This blow up obstacle course looked so fun!
In one of the shops I found a man doing henna so I got some done.
Shortly afterwards we had a late lunch at a place called Crabby Bill’s. They had the best Bloody Marys that I’ve ever tried. The salt and pepper rim was amazing.
Full of food and all sunned out, we headed home. Our day in Clearwater was my favorite of the trip.