Tropical Breeze

I hope you’ve had a good day.  I have no complaints.

Turquoise water

Tropical flowers


A nice run and not-too-shabby view from my running path.

I’d rank my day a 27 on a scale of 1 to 10.

No complaints, clearly.

After an extremely windy run, I enjoyed a few squares of White Chocolate Peanut, Pretzel, & Chocolate Chip Fudge

They liked the fudge, too.

And I really like the local coffee here in Aruba.  It makes for a perfect fudge chaser.


1. Windy workouts..take ’em or leave ’em?

My run today was breezy to say the least.  As in a 25mph headwind for what felt like the entire run.

One of those runs you feel like you’re running into the wind the whole time, both to your turn-around point, and then back again.  Kind of like walking uphill to school both ways.  But no complaints from me!

Aruba is always windy and the wind makes me feel like I’m running in an Ironman (or that I’m some sort of hardcore athlete braving the elements, even if I do eat fudge for breakfast).

I like the windy challenge, and combined with the heat, blazing sun, and humidity, I actually thrive.  I believe that outdoor workouts will always be more challenging than indoor/treadmill workouts because of nature and battling The Elements.

Running in the wind in a Chicago winter with wind chills is a different story.  I hate chilly wind.

2. Best part of your day?

Mine is those views!

And being with my family.

Thanks for the Superfoods & Superfruits Giveaway entries

37 comments on “Tropical Breeze”

  1. Gorgeous weather you have and beautiful views!! Its snowing again here, but it is beautiful in a different way!! I would totally be out hiking or walking around in the snow right now, but working, glad my little girls are out playing right now!!

  2. Windy on a warm day is fine, especially if it’s coming behind me and helping me ;)

    Oh my gosh, all of the pictures you post are so beautiful. I must travel to someplace so breathtaking someday.

  3. Keep these gorgeous photos coming – they are making my day!

  4. CRAZY in love with your island photography. Pinning now :)

  5. Sounds like a fabulous day, great pics!

    1. I usually do not have a problem with wind to a certain point, no big if it’s a short run. But maybe not for long runs and if it’s too cold.
    2. Spending time catching up with family and exposing them to raw recipes. :-)

  6. I won’t work out in the wind. We have major winds in my city, and they are almost always cold, and brutal. Winter would be so much more bearable if it weren’t for the wind.

  7. Why does it seem like everyone is on some tropic island but me? I want to see palm trees too :(
    But in all seriousness, I love these photos! What did you take them with?

  8. Gorgeous views! I can definitely do without windy workouts though. Best part of today? The sun finally came out for the first time all week! Only after a bit of snow and slush last night.

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