Spring break was quite the week for me as I hope it was for all of you! I was afraid that the ten days in Florida were going to do some damage to my workout ethics, but, boy was I wrong. First off, the beaches in Florida are nothing like the beaches on Long Island, where I’m from. I went to both, New Smyrna Beach, and Daytona Beach and both were absolutely beautiful with flat as a board surfaces and sand that was so soft
and fine that you could sleep for hours on it. I made a smart move by bringing my sneakers to the beach. I was able to run a good mile or two every time we went to one. What an adrenaline rush it is to run under the sun with a warm breeze and the ocean misting your face! Running on the beach is one of my favorite things to do, but the beaches on Long Island are not as flat, so it’s a lot more difficult. Running in Florida was almost effortless!
I must admit, although I tend to think of myself as a relatively fit person, I struggle with some techniques… like a handstand, for instance! I tried over and over again to get it right but I was always in need of some assistance. I’ll have to practice that one a little more–
maybe not in sand and water next time! It’s good to know there are quite a few things I can work on. When I wasn’t at the beach my friends and I did A LOT of walking. We walked all through Daytona, where the annual Bike Week was going on. When I say WOW, I have never seen so many bikers in my life! It was awesome to see all the different kinds of bikes. My favorite by far was definitely this hot electric yellow one with spikes going up and down it with the passenger cart on the side! I really wish I got to meet the owner of this thing!
It was nice to be in Florida for several reasons, one, the obvious beautiful weather. We had ten days of pure sunshine– not one drop of rain! It was such a nice change from the north where we left with snow on the ground. Secondly, we had just finished midterms and we (as well as all of you, I’m sure) were in desperate need of a break from school. Lastly, everything about Florida was so peaceful and relaxing. It really helped rejuvenate me to finish out the semester.
I also got to see a pelican that looked like Nigel, from Finding Nemo! It’s always the little things that get me.
And, although I personally think the Robert Moses Lighthouse, on Fire Island is the greatest Lighthouse ever, this one was really pretty! And my best friend, Sarah never saw a lighthouse in person, before. That was cool to be a part of!
Now, if you were to ask me what my absolute favorite part of the vacation was– it would be going to Disney World, hands down! My friends and I went to Magic Kingdom for one of the days. We got there at about 11am and stayed till 11pm. I could not have asked for better weather that day. It was 72 degrees and sunny. Not too hot, not too cold!
The only thing that would’ve gone better was my wallet not becoming empty by the end of the day! It was worth every penny, though. I haven’t been to Disney since I was ten and it was just amazing. Talk about a lot of walking around! Now that’s a workout. Add the fact that I was having a blast? What better workout to engage in? There’s really nothing like seeing that castle again. I also ran into the villain of one of my favorite movies
ever. Do you know of Lotso from Toy Story 3? The evil dirty teddy bear. Well, he really did smell like strawberries!! But he still looked pretty mean. Poor guy. I suspect nobody wants to buy him.
My favorite ride by far was The Laugh Floor. Magic Kingdom doesn’t exactly have crazy roller coasters. It’s more of a scenic park. So, a lot of the attractions are 3D shows and what not. The Laugh Floor is based on Monsters Inc. The main character, Mike Wyzowski, puts on a comedy show and the show interacts with people in the audience. It was so cool! And it’s different every time you see it. I can imagine we walked for a couple of miles that day. Disney was definitely the highlight of the trip, but the entire week was incredible and I cannot wait to go back!