I’ve Never… Been To The Caribbean

Today is a happy day. I am on a flight right now to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. I’ve never been to the Caribbean before and could not be more excited.

I was invited along with 4 other bloggers to visit Puerto Plata and the North Coast of DR as part of an Adventure Press Trip. The agenda includes surf lessons, circus training (hopefully this is acrobatic and not clown related), CrossFit, zip lining, checking out the Master of the Ocean competition and more!

I love to travel and when I’m able to include this passion with fitness, it’s the perfect combination. My marathon training will be hard to maintain looking at our packed schedule and unfamiliarity with the area. Literally, our itineraries are jammed from 7am until dinner time. Luckily Anne, who coming to DR on the trip, is training for a half marathon and we are planning to squeeze in a few runs together when we can. I’m looking forward to running in warm weather verses the snow once again even if it’s 85 degrees out.

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At the airport this morning, I walked over to the United side of terminal B at Logan to grab a healthy breakfast from Berkshire Farms. They have fresh pressed juice, kombucha, yummy salads and iggi’s baked goods. I got a green juice and steel cut oatmeal with fresh fruits and nuts. While the American terminal does have UFood Grill, the United side has fresher and cleaner options for grabbing food to bring on the plane.

The total was $17… I had sticker shock at first but should know better. Eating healthy can be expensive, but eating healthy at the airport is ALWAYS expensive. I splurged on the juice because I developed a cough on Tuesday and thought my immune system would appreciate the boost in nutrients.

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For the trip, I bought The Accidental Empress: A Novel after reading about it on The Skimm. Roomie and I are going to Prague, Vienna and Budapest after I run the Boston marathon for a real vacation (i.e. no work) so I thought this historical fiction sounded perfect to brush up on some of my history. I also love a good story on royals.

Thank you Amazon Prime for delivering it in 2 days!

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