A Beachy Weekend

I posted on instagram that my brother was in town.  On Tuesday he moves overseas so it was nice to see him before then.

We decided to head to Belmar Beach.  It’s hard to believe it’s the first time I went to the beach without a road race!

beach 1

We hung out at the Beach and tried to remove spandex tan lines.  I used to lifeguard through high school and college so it’s always strange for me to go to the beach.  I feel like I’m constantly on my toes watching people.

Plus I don’t like to “just lay at the beach” so after 5 minutes I’m wondering what we will do next!

Tim and I

We also got homemade ice cream at a small stand on the boardwalk.  I always go for cake batter ice cream.  Cake batter cream+whipped cream+cherries is the key to my ice-cream heart.

Ice Cream

It was a great weekend and I was glad to see Matt before he leaves!

Questions for you:

Fellow lifeguards (or ex lifeguards), do you feel like you are constantly watching people when near a body of water?

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

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  1. My favorite ice cream is Coldstone’s cake batter or this local Banana Peanut Butter Chip ice cream. It’s pretty much everything good all in one. As long as it has sprinkles, I’ll love it. Too bad your brother is a youngin’. Whomp, whomp. HAHAHAH don’t kill me. Where is he stationed??

    1. I’ve actually never heard of that before! It sounds really interesting. My instagram is @fueledbylolz 🙂

  2. I am LOVING your beach attire, lady! Cute!

    I have a lifeguard certification, but I haven’t had a lifeguarding jobby. With that said, just knowing what I know, it makes me a little anxious being around pools and bodies of water. It’s strange.

    I simply cannot choose one favorite flavor of ice cream. #fail

  3. Cue shorts! Cake batter ice cream sounds delicious. I’ve been getting graham cracker froyo lately, which is *amazing.*

  4. That sounds like such a fun weekend!! 🙂 I love your polka dot skirt! (Shorts?)

    My favorite ice cream flavor is anything with as much chocolate as possible. Chocolate moose tracks, or chocolate brownie, or chocolate with oreos… it just has to have chocolate 😉

  5. Haha I definitely feel like I should be doing something when I go to the beach now. Or I have envy of the current lifeguards tans 🙂 Best ice cream flavor = mint chocolate chip with rainbow sprinkles in a waffle cone. Every. Single. Time.

  6. oy yes. I tend to watch for people. I only was a life guard at beaches, so at pools for some reason I don’t feel as on edge or vigilant. but at the beach? i watch a LOT.

  7. Be still my ice cream loving heart. Cake batter and whipped cream sounds like an amazing combo, and it really makes me wish that more places offered nut-free ice cream so I could actually have them when I go out 😛 I’d definitely have to add some form of chocolate though.

  8. We have the exact same ice cream order. Except I generally add sprinkles to it. I’m the same way at pools/beaches. I was at a pool this weekend and almost yelled at a few kids to stop running on the deck. Then I realized I’m no longer a lifeguard. I feel like I’ll never get used to not being “at work” when I’m around water. I have a hard time just sitting at the beach too. Sounds like a great weekend with your brother!

    1. I agree too Sarah but I don’t think I could personally go back to lifeguarding again. HA!

  9. 1. LOOOOVE your shorts!
    2. My brother and his wife are former life guards- anytime we go anywhere near water, they are constantly scanning the water at all times, I don’t even think they realize they are doing it most of the time.

  10. I love the beach! Pistachio Ice Cream is my current fave but I’m and ice cream addict so it changes every week

  11. I cannot even come near enjoying myself when I’m by a pool/beach/lake. I’ve had to go in after way too many kiddos because they’re inattentive parents. Lord help me if I ever have kids :/

    Love your swim suit <3

  12. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough! Good luck working on the tan lines. I get horrible runner tan lines every year and have the hardest time evening them out.

  13. The kids asked me at breakfast if we could get ice cream tonight. I love planning ice cream at breakfast 🙂 My favorite is usually just good old fashioned chocolate chip…or anything with chocolate!

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