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How to Run on the Beach

Next time you’re on vacation, start your day refreshed (and maybe sweat out last night’s alcohol) using these tips for a productive run on the beach!

I’ve historically taken a while time to get it together after a move.  In college I’d bring a few things from my parents’ house each time I visited instead of moving into my dorm all at once.  I waited too long after moving to Ohio to switch my driver’s license and ended up having to take the same road test given to 16-year-olds.  And most recently, I came to a new state in the middle of the holidays, when you can’t turn around at work without seeing a different table laid out with homemade treats.

Think I joined a gym right away?

Nah, I ate frozen potpies and cheezits and overslept.  But I had moved to Florida, and while I function okay on a junk food diet, I go batshit crazy without semi-regular exercise.  So I started running on the beach.

Running on the beach is a great way to confuse your muscles (assuming you don’t do it regularly) while soaking up the sun and scenery on a warm-weather trip.  Read on for some tips to help you get the most out of your workout!

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Seven Fun Swimsuits

Growing up in the Midwest, I never put much consideration into swimsuit shopping.  I’d get one each summer at Target when I was younger and at Victoria’s Secret later on, not even thinking to look elsewhere.  Trying on swimsuits after a Michigan winter in which I consumed infinite Flipz white fudge pretzels while studying for midterms just didn’t seem like fun, I guess.

While the idea for this post came during my commute last week when when I somehow forgot I will not, in fact, be getting the summer off (and haven’t for three years), I put it together anyway for some inspiration to shop around a little more this season.  Here are seven fun suits I came across!

Column 1: Red, White, & BlueWrap Bikini | Indian Summer

Column 2: Monokini | Rashguard

Column 3:  Gingham |  Ballerina

I first saw the cream, pink, and black Ballerina one-piece on Cup of Jo and had to share it here – I might buy it for swimming laps this summer.  Would you wear any of these?  Where do you usually buy swimwear (help me out! 🙂 )?