17. February 2014 by swissfitchick
Hello and happy Monday!!
I’m checking in from the Costa del Sol – Spain – which is marvelous.
We took off on Friday morning. I squeezed in a lifting session and had my eggy oats in a jar ready to demolish on the plane. Seriously, food prep saves my life daily. When I looked at the half-frozen and gummy sandwiches the others ate on the plane I felt even better.
The weather surprise couldn’t be any better when we arrived – sunshine and 20° Celsius. Beautiful.
Sandro’s parents were in the beach house, welcoming us, which was wonderful. We went down to the beach for a long walk to soak up the warmth and the rays of sunshine. Feet in the sand – pure bliss.In the evening, we drove to one of our favorite restaurants to have dinner – and it was all Valentine’s hype around. Even the bread and the drinks. Pink heart bread??!! Give me a break. LOL. We shared an appetizer plate with different things on it (fried goat cheese, paté, lamb lettuce, guacamole) and then I had salmon with asparagus. I skipped rice cause I hate rice since I ate it 3 times a day for 3 months in the Philippines. Dessert looked wonderful and was painfully disapointing. The brownie was tasteless and dry, strawberries in dough tasted old and the pears with chocolate sauce were from the can. So after 2 bites I gave up. Booh. It was a fun night though and was nice to spend the evening with them. We went for a run in the morning and it was SO HOT! I could not believe it – I just arrived from winter temps and arrive in almost summer. SO my taste. I also realized that running in the sand and in an empty steambed is the perfect prep for the survivalrun which comes up in – eek!! – 3 weeks!!
Postrun breakfast: Quinoa Oats (found in Switzerland and brought with me) with egg/eggwhites, blackberries and topped with Savi Seeds from Vega which I received in a foodie package from my wonderful Canadian Bestie, Jen from Vancouver. It was so warm that I spent the afternoon in my Bikini on the terrasse of the beach house. No complaining here.
Let’s move on to Sunday. I raised earlier than the day before to catch the sunrise at the beach. GOOD decision. I started with a warm up, did stair sprints (killer!), ran along the beach, stopped at the strength circuit, ran up the hill and back and ended with some biceps/triceps and abs circuit on the terrasse with the TRX. Breakfast postworkout: gf-oats with egg/eggwhites, blueberries, clementine, protein powder, soy yogurt (with cacao powder) and a crumbled sugarfree McVities. We chilled on the terrasse and before we drove off to Nerja to visit the fleamarket, I made sure I had a little lunch to fuel up……in the sun with ocean view.
I LOVE fleamarkets. So much fun and craziness. I am always amazed by the people and especially by what the people sell and actually BUY. Hilarious. After strolling and me buying a necklace (the silver one with the flower – for 1 Euro 50…..we went to the centre of Nerja and enjoyed a break with a breathtaking ocean view at the Balcon de Europa.
As warm as it is during the day, it gets chilly in the evening. This called for a warm dinner inside. I made some codfish and more Asparagus. Yes, I’m addicted. While grocery shopping, I made sure we have some sweet treats for postdinner around. The licorice I actually found in Zurich which is GREAT – Sandro and me both love it. The Chilli Chocolate is another delicious treat from Jen’s package and the other goodies are from here. All consumed in moderation – my daily training. So, that’s it for today!! Today, I’m going to check out the gym here for the first time. Excited!
More on the food front coming on Wednesday. Have a great start of the week!