Steve in a Speedo’s Speedo Has Been in the Ocean!

>> Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sorry I’ve been a bad blogger, as I’ve been unable to swing by anyone’s blog for the past week. That’s because Pharmie and I just got back from Cozumel!! My last week of posts were all written up over a week ago and set up publish automatically (so no one would suspect anything and try to rob our house - yep, we’re paranoid like that).

I think we picked a good week to be gone. Last night (Friday) on the local news, we heard that here in the Twin Cities, it had JUST climbed above 0 for the first time since Monday!! And we wanted to complain because it rained in paradise for 2 days...

I won’t bore you with too many photos, but here are a few fun ones. (If you want to see 60 photos of us having a great time in Cozumel, click here.)

First of all, as the title of this post suggests, here are 3 shots of us underwater. This one is from our snorkeling excursion...

...and these 2 are from Pharmie and I just bumming around the resort:

We spent 2.5 hours one day walking up and down the beach:

Exploring San Gervasio Ruins, Pharmie found a big tree growing out of a shallow cave...

...and I found a sombrero and a ukulele.

I found out that I LOVED Mojitos...

...and that parrots named Pepe LOVE to bite my shoulder.

We played “Beach Games” one day, and our team won (thanks to a clutch performance by Pharmie and I as the last 2 legs of the “Dizzy Lizzy” relay). But the first event got us COMPLETELY covered in flour. When we tried to wash it out, it just turned into paste. Pharmie never got her suit fully clean after this:

And I was pulling paste off my chest hair for HOURS:

In closing, I’ll leave you with 5 purdy pictures from our trip:

Driftwood and Conch Shells at Sunset

Plants Growing Out of the Rocky Cliff

Waves Breaking on the SE Side of the Island

The Arch at San Gervasio Ruins

An Ancient Stone Road at San Gervasio Ruins

Again, if you want to see all 60 photos, click here to check them out. I’ll be back to catch-up on blogs tomorrow. And I’ll post some photos and stories of our workouts on Cozumel shortly (we were able to work up a good sweat running outside!). Right now, I’m off to celebrate my nephew’s first birthday!


BreeWee 9:16 AM, January 17, 2009  

Love how Pharmie is wearing an Ironman hat in the foto on your FB page (I had no idea by the way you could link them like that, very cool). She is way more cool than me, I was too scared to even wear my Lifesport visor in CR.

Thanks a heap for posting all the fotos, fun! fun! fun!

Hope you guys get some out door running in this weekend!

Judi 9:36 AM, January 17, 2009  

gawd steve, rub it in. rub it in. no vacation for me this year. boo. glad you had a good time. hope you guys got lots of rest and relaxation....

X-Country2 10:06 AM, January 17, 2009  

You picked a GREAT time to ditch winter. Looks like a fantastic trip!

teacherwoman 10:15 AM, January 17, 2009  

Wow... yeah, we were suffering here with this nasty cold weather. Glad to hear you guys picked a good time to disappear! The pictures are great!

Kelly 10:18 AM, January 17, 2009  

Everyone does this "post while you're away" bit. How? HOWWWWWWWW?

Unknown 10:41 AM, January 17, 2009  

How awesome! Looks like a great time. :-)

Shannon 10:50 AM, January 17, 2009  

Awesome photos! You both deserved a great vacation.

Diana 11:20 AM, January 17, 2009  

So what's it like to have weather above negative numbers?? You sure picked the perfect week to be gone from the frozen tundra we call the midwest! Welcome back to hell!!!

duchossois 11:23 AM, January 17, 2009  

I am only a little jealous. ;-) Sorry about the rain, but it looks like it didn't slow you down.

Anonymous,  11:56 AM, January 17, 2009  

Great way to spend part of the winter. Welcome back to the freezer!

Anonymous,  12:50 PM, January 17, 2009  

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. How relaxing. Happy birthday to your nephew.

Unknown 12:53 PM, January 17, 2009  

A getaway would be nice. Great photos. Welcome back to better weather.

Run For Life 12:58 PM, January 17, 2009  

Sounds fabulous, I hope you two enjoyed the trip! I love the pic of you and Pharmie underwater (fun!) and the driftwood picture as well.

Michelle 1:19 PM, January 17, 2009  

WOOHOO!!! Steve awesome photos!!! You look great too!! I am looking forward to hearing about yours and Pharmies workouts!!!

Glad you guys had a great time in Cozumel!!!


Guess what? I ran a 10 miler today!!!!

Trishie 1:47 PM, January 17, 2009  

Welcome back! Looks like you guys had a great time in Cozumel!! (look like a good place to an IM??)

ShirleyPerly 1:54 PM, January 17, 2009  

WHAT??? You'd rather be in warm Cozumel swimming in the ocean and playing on the beach than in Northfield, MN, to cheer me on?

Just kidding! Looks like a very fun trip. If where I lived had cold winters like you have, I'd be looking for an excuse to go someplace else pretty much all winter. Glad you guys had a chance to escape all that snow and ice if just for a week!

Unknown 2:11 PM, January 17, 2009  

I am beyond jealous! Looks like you guys had a great time. Nice photos.

Marlene 2:15 PM, January 17, 2009  

That place looks phenomenal! Looks like you had a great time, and what perfect timing for your little escape!

LittleRachet 2:50 PM, January 17, 2009  

Dang it! I was happy with a quick trip to San Diego, but Cozumel trumps SD any day! Did you happen to go to CHANKANAAB park? Maybe do a little reconnoissance for those of us who will be there in November for IMCoz?? jealous.

Meg 3:17 PM, January 17, 2009  

What a great trip! I'm so jealous. :)

J 4:10 PM, January 17, 2009  

Those pictures are great! Looks like a great trip! I might have to look into going there for my next vacation!

Amytrigirl (aka Amybee) 5:24 PM, January 17, 2009  

Looks like a fun trip and I bet it was great to be where you don't have to wear a coat/hat/mittens/longjohns/boots/gitors...

I was one of the millions of Minnesotans stuck HERE during the rotten cold week.

Happy birthday to your nephew

Anonymous,  6:00 PM, January 17, 2009  


LHE 8:34 PM, January 17, 2009  

Spectacular photos! Looks like you had some great (and WARM) R&R!!!! Thanks for sharing (and rubbing it in about the trip; not for the warmth though - it's 80-degrees 'here' today!!!)

Missy 9:27 PM, January 17, 2009  

That looks killer. I'll try a mojito!?!?!?!

Charlotte 9:59 PM, January 17, 2009  

Swimsuits? Ocean? SUNSHINE?? I think my head just exploded. Thanks a lot Steve.

Looks like you two had a great time!

Unknown 11:04 PM, January 17, 2009  

Wow! Cozumel? Really? You just stabbed me in the heart with a spoon lol. I hope you had fun!

Jess 6:55 AM, January 18, 2009  

Looks like you two had a lot of fun! Great pics.

RBR 8:48 AM, January 18, 2009  

Love the pictures! Absolutely gorgeous! I have found that, like Pharmie, it is very helpful to take a real photographer on vacation. You get great shots like those! I love the birds and the iguana, but the hammock shots win for the cute factor. :o)

It looks like you guys had a great time and you deserve it living in the frozen tundra of Minnesota.

Kim 8:57 AM, January 18, 2009  

yay for vacations! boo for coming back to snow and cold! looks like you and pharmie had a fabo time!

Nat 10:45 AM, January 18, 2009  

Ooooh that looks awesome. You picked a great time to be gone from MN!

Charisa 3:19 PM, January 18, 2009  

FUN FUN!!! Love the sombrero pic :)

Marathon Maritza 3:50 PM, January 18, 2009  

Love the pictures! Looks like a great trip!

I think my favorite is the look on your face in the mojito definitely look like you be lovin' that mojito! :)

Can wait to hear about the workouts!

CoachLiz 3:53 PM, January 18, 2009  

I'm with Greyt Times. We needed to know you were going so we could ask you to do Ironman Cozumel course recon. Arn't mojitos the BOMB!

Glad you and Pharmie had a fantastic trip!

Jess 6:57 PM, January 18, 2009  

Looks like you had a super fun time! Loved the pics!

Kevin 7:53 PM, January 18, 2009  

Looks like a great vacation

J~Mom 10:01 PM, January 18, 2009  

Looks amazing and I think you picked a great week to go!!

BeachRunner 7:40 AM, January 19, 2009  

Fabulous pics. I have controlled the jealousy emotion and jumped right to anger. Thanks for not inviting me. And yes, mojitos are a most deeeelicious tropical drink.

Carolina John 8:57 AM, January 19, 2009  

Looks like you guys had a great trip! glad you were able to get away for a while and had fun.

Chic Runner 1:13 PM, January 19, 2009  

loved the pics steve. glad you had so much fun! :)

Maria 5:16 PM, January 19, 2009  

well i cant say that i'm not hurt that you werent in the midwest to suffer with the rest of us...but i guess that can be forgiven due to the great pictures. welcome didnt by chance bring warm weather with you, did you?

RoadBunner 6:58 PM, January 19, 2009  

Great photos. Glad you two got to go somewhere WARM!

ShesAlwaysWrite 4:16 PM, January 20, 2009  

Woo hoo! We're going to North Eleuthera (Bahamas) in 2 weeks for a 3 day weekend and I can't wait! I think I might be most excited about the idea of an open water swim in February!

sRod 12:14 PM, January 22, 2009  

Ah, now I remember what sunlight looks like.

Runner Leana 2:11 PM, January 22, 2009  

Looks like a great trip! Fantastic photos.

Alisa 8:54 PM, January 22, 2009  

JEALOUS!!!!!! I love all the photos what a great looking couple you two make!

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