Three Days, Three States, One Quick Vacation

Since starting our wedding planning, we came to the conclusion that a real vacation wasn’t going to happen this year. Instead of going away somewhere for a week like we usually do, we planned a quick trip that spanned three states in three days. It was a little tiring, but we got to visit a bunch of new places and have a great time.

The weekend started in Pennsylvania. It was Tommy’s dad’s birthday weekend, so we decided to take him out for a hike on the Delaware Water Gap. We followed the Red Dot Trail, which was supposed to be the easiest, but it was still a bit tough with a bunch of rocky portions that were pretty difficult to climb, especially with Alex. We made it to the top, and the views were amazing!

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We all agreed that we have to take the hike up there once the leaves start to change colors. I can only imagine how gorgeous it will look then.

We woke up bright and early Monday morning to head out to the beach in Point Pleasant, NJ. It was the perfect relaxing day at the beach followed with some evening boardwalk fun. Alex loved the arcade and won himself a cool giraffe in a dart throwing game.

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On Tuesday, we once again got up bright and early and drove out to Riverhead, LI to meet with a potential wedding photographer. We were done with out appointment by noon and drove out to the North Fork for some relaxation. We started at Raphael Winery. We got three wines each to taste and enjoyed them on the back patio while taking in views of the vineyards.

photo(152)We headed out farther east and stopped in Jamesport for some lunch and to ride the carousel.

photo(153) There were many gorgeous yachts docked in Jamesport, but one in particular caught my eye – Lady Sylvia. Tommy and Alex joked that they planned the whole day out so that they could give me the yacht as my early birthday present. I wish!

photo(154)After lunch, we headed out even farther east and settled in at the beach at Orient Point for another relaxing afternoon. The beach here was amazing. The water was so clean that you could see the rocks and shells all over the sea floor. The beach also had a great children’s area that Alex had a lot of fun on.

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We all agreed that even though it was over a two hour drive to get there, the beach is totally worth the trip and we will be coming back.

Our three whirlwind days were the perfect way to end off the summer. I still can’t believe I have to go back to work on Monday! This summer really flew by and I hope the weather stays on the warm side for a while longer, so we can enjoy the afternoons.

What’s your favorite quick getaway spot?

 

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Reebok FitHub USQ Workout

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.

 

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love myself an obstacle race. When I was given a chance to take a workout class with J2Fit at the new Reebok FitHub USQ I was ecstatic and even woke up at 5:30 AM to get my booty there.

If a killer workout wasn’t incentive enough to get out of bed early, Reebok made it that much more enjoyable by providing me some with some great gear to workout in.

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I got the Reebok ONE Series Running Bra, the Reebok ONE Series Running Graphic Tee, the Reebok ONE Series 3 Inch Woven Short and the  Reebok ZQuick Electrify. As much as I like all the gear, my fav are the ZQuicks and they are quickly becoming my favorite running shoe. I’ve worn them on two runs after the workout and they are very comfortable and have a great fit. There is a lot of science behind this shoe and they are actually inspired by Z-Rated tires. The shoe’s unique geometry and midsole foam delivers sports car handling for your feet, while the evolved NanoWeb upper technology makes sure you’re buckled up tight for a breathable and breathtaking ride. So basically they’re like strapping sports cars to your feet.

The workout was lead by Reebok Ambassadors J2Fit. They are a team of personal trainers that specialize in strength and conditioning training. Their trainings can increase strength, lean mass, power and can even prepare you for athletic competitions and obstacle races like the Spartan Race, Civilian Military Combine and Tough Mudders. It was really cool speaking to the trainers to hear about the different trainings they offer. One of the trainers told me he just finished his Certified Spartan Coaching while another talked about being on the USA Kettlebell Team.

To start off our workout, we did some active stretching including lunges and plank variations. After that we were split into groups of three to prepare for the first workout. The workout consisted of three stations and each station was done for 15 reps then immediately followed by the next station until we finished four round of all three stations.

The first station was push-ups. If push-ups were too easy, you did weighted push-up and if too difficult, knee push-ups were allowed. The next station was plank rows. Again there were variations to make the workout work no matter your fitness level and finally there were kettlebell squats. My arms were killing me going into the final set and you can see me (not so gracefully) struggling to get through my pushups here.

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The last workout was a follow the leader style workout where the first person had to finish their first station before the second could start. It consisted of 40 mountain climbers, 30 jump squats, 20 ball slams and 10 burpees followed by a run through Union Square where we did 15 kettlebell swings and ran back to the store to finish. After a quick cool down and some group photos, I was on my way home, sweaty, tired and happy to be finished with my workout by 8 AM.

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The Union Square Fithub offers a ton of really cool FREE fitness classes. You can check out the schedule to sign up to try something new. They have everything from yoga to Les Mills to Crossfit, definitely something for everyone. You can also take classes at the other 4 fithub locations in Westchester, Garden State, Upper East and 5th Ave.

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I can’t wait to go back for more!

Have you ever attended a Reebok FitHub class? How badly do you want a pair of the ZQuicks?

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Our First Family Camping Trip

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Since Alex was born, I have wanted to make him love being outdoors and in nature. Since his first summer, I have wanted to take him camping, but being at home is hard enough with a baby, let alone in the middle of the woods. At the beginning of this summer, Alex and I were […]

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Back in the Kitchen #WIAW

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Surprise! I am actually cooking these days. Before I finished working for summer, it was almost impossible to find the time to cook anything that didn’t involve a microwave. Now that I am home, it’s a lot easier to get some good food on the table and still manage to get all of my studying […]

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Celebrating the Fourth of July

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Even though this year’s 4th of July didn’t allow for our annual pool party tradition, we still managed to have a really good time. It was great to just spend the evening drinking beers, making s’mores by the campfire and setting off fireworks without thinking about studying. How did you celebrate the 4th of July? […]

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#ChevyFitTrip in NYC!

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Chevy. Opinions are my own. In my family, I am the official tour guide. When someone visits from out of town, it is a given that I will take them out on the town and show them everything that makes NYC the best city […]

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School’s Out For Summer!

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A whole year has flown by and my little man has officially finished his first year of school. Now just 20 (or so) more to go (he says he’s going to be a doctor)!

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A Few of my Favorite Things

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So it turns out that studying for the bar is no joke! Instead of droning on about it, I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I have been loving and things that have been helping me survive lately. Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Blend Iced Coffee K-Cups. These have been my […]

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Graduation!

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It is pretty insane how quickly the last four years have flown by. Wednesday was my law school graduation. I am officially done and it still doesn’t feel real. I am actually surprised by how much fun graduation was. I went to my undergrad graduation and I thought it was kind of boring. Law school […]

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POPSUGAR Must Have Snacks by NatureBox

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POPSUGAR and NatureBox provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have Snacks by NatureBox box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own, and POPSUGAR and NatureBox did not tell me what to say or how to say it. If you know me, you know that I am a snacker. I love to try all kinds of […]

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