Tuesday, August 12, 2008

moving in and santa cruz

not much is going on. last night i met up with a girlfriend for drinks. it was fun because we had so much catching up to do. this morning i decided not to go swimming because my hair is beginning to feel like straw. i need a haircut really badly anyway but i'm waiting because i might decide to change my hair style and want to grow my bangs out more just to have that option. instead i did a 50-minute fat burning windsor pilates video and the additional 10-minute sculpting video, which was not very intense.

i am making a point of NOT wearing my heart rate monitor until i can run again. i'm positive i am not working out as hard as before, and that's fine, i just don't want to see the actual number and become unmotivated. once i tried my HRM on my mom's tony gazelle and it was pathetic. hardly a workout at all.

tonight my boyfriend is moving into his new pad - moving some stuff anyway, so i am going over to help. very exciting!

and even more exciting... more vacation stuff. this time - santa cruz! santa cruz is the perfect family vacation spot because of the oceanfront amusement park boardwalk - the oldest one in california. it's also where the movie "lost boys" was filmed. we also took surfing lessons which was so much fun. it was hard to stand up but i caught a few waves. here i am on the wharf pier - there were sea lions at the bottom barking and swimming:


here i am with a giant bird (pelican?):


here is a sea lion below:

12 comments:

Sara said...

i love animals! so cute and so lucky that you got to see some up close!

I'm with you for not wearing the heart monitor - you are doing the best you can right now with the sciatic so that in of itself is pretty amazing!!

I found the same with my hair so I bought some treatment stuff that I use in my hair after my swim - has really done wonders!

Bi0nicw0man said...

I love the sea lions! They were my favorite part about my Oregon Coast road trip a few years ago. They are so cool listening to them bark and chatter....

Jen said...

very cute pictures!!! I have never seen a sea lion...it's weird for me to just imagine them in the wild!!!

OOH, new hair...that will be exciting!

Have fun moving your bf tonight! I actually like moving...the whole making a space your own is fun...

Erin said...

The blue sky and water look so inviting in that picture!

SeaBreeze said...

Its funny, I watched that movie on Sunday! :p

Shannon said...

you are too cute. sounds like you had a fab time.

P.O.M. said...

I love the LOST BOYS reference. That's what I always think of first when I hear "Santa Cruz." Oh... and pot-smoking hippies :) ha ha.

Shirls said...

great pictures! I love that bag! I agree about the heart monitor thing, and would do totally the same thing :0)

why aren't you running? scatic? because all my dudes (ie: trainer, physio, massage therapist and chiro) all agree that running helps with it... and frankly I find the same thing, movement vs. no movement.. no movement flares it up big time without fail.

Amanda said...

don't you love that town?! I go there every summer and just fall in love. I don't know if you were able to grab a slice of pizza at Pizza My heart but that place is DAMN good. And the little downtown area is fun to walk around too.

CaRoLyN said...

Awesome pics...sea lion is adorable!!
Glad you had a great time! Have fun moving the bf!

carla said...

who knew about Lost Boys? I thought I was a movie buff.

and Im jealous of the sea lion.

how RELAXING does that look....

Miz.

Tiffa said...

Awesome pics! I HATE the Gazelle. My Mom bought one once. I get all dizzy and disorientated on it... like I'm going to fall off. And I'm totally NOT like this with normal cardio machines. LOL.