Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Thursday Stoke!

Lots to be stoked about this Thursday. I've been in a total rut the past few weeks and having felt like it's hit me like a ton of bricks of late; I finally can build a ladder and get over it.

Step 1: Get out of town!

Last night I booked round trip airfare on Jet Blue (Sorry Spirit Airlines) to visit Rincon, Puerto Rico. Seriously, tickets were only $59 each way.
I'm leaving in less than two weeks and it will be my third visit this year alone. I think I'm becoming a surfer with a Puerto Rico problem! This trip will be super fast and super cheap (4 days) and only be about surfing as the "season" is beginning. I'll be visiting two of my good friends that moved there from Florida about a month ago. They told me on the phone last night that they had just purchased a bundle of bananas, a giant avocado, a watermelon and some mangoes for less than $3. I can't wait to gorge myself upon all the great fruit they have down there and of course have a few beers after multiple surfing sessions!

Step 2: Get pumped!

I'm totally pumped about the Daytona Beach Half Marathon. I've felt less discomfort in my Achilles the past two days than the entire 4-weeks I've been dealing with this hindrance! Only problem is I haven't REALLY run in 4-weeks! I've come up with a pretty funny costume to wear during my run and am totally stoked to get to meet a fellow blogger (Melissa H of I don't Need Excuses) that is also running the Half and of course see the Redhead who is coming to cheer us on! The goal: Make it to the finish line for the free beer and of course a killer breakfast!

Step 3: Surf a contest!

Several of my surfer friends are talking me into taking part in the Surfari Club's Spooktacular Surf Contest. I've got an "interesting" outfit planned to wear while trying to surf. I've never surfed a contest before, but from what I'm told this really isn't a normal contest. Stay tuned for one heck of a crazy weekend recap!


  1. Glad to see you STOKED! :)

    See you Sunday!

  2. $59 to fly to PR, that rocks. I can't from from Lansing to Detroit for $60, and it's not like Detroit offers sooo much more than Lansing.

  3. Jealous of your trip to Rincon.

    Good luck with your achilles too. My friend's Dad told his wife he was leaving her and then snapped his achilles that afternoon playing squash. She had to look after him laid up at home for weeks! Doh!

    Regarding the Spooktacular Surf Contest: have you seen Dracula jumping out of his coffin and surfing in "The Present"?

  4. I am so psyched about this race now! Running my first half, and meeting both of you! (well, and then there is the beer and breakfast after!)

  5. I would like to see a shit-ton of pictures from all of this please, costumes on surf boards, while running ... um, yeah!

  6. Geez... $59? Why don't we have deals like that in Canada to awesome surf destinations. I'd go every weekend!

    Have fun :)

    And good luck in the contest... can't wait to see photos, you better post a photo of your costume.

  7. Sounds like a great trip you have planned! I can't believe you got such a great fare! Hope your race went well on Sunday.