Work and Play

by lindsay cotter on May 24, 2012

So how’d we end up here? Work and play you might say, plus we got an invitation and a place to stay. Gosh we know generous people! We are always amazed at the kindness and thoughtfulness they show. Unreal!

But we are here training and working (a little).

A little bit of swim coaching … pool and ocean

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A little bit of nutrition work and healthy snack making…..

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Raw fuel cookies anyone?

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A little bit of riding……

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And of course, a little bit of enjoying….

One of the locals who is training with us (Chris), just happens to be the manager and the sommelier of this divine place.. the Mahogany house. We have been there 3x already, and were spoiled. Okay I was spoiled. Wino at it’s finest here!

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So that’s word.

Now, if it would only stop raining. Off to practice my RAIN AWAY dance.

What’s your work and play today?

Cheers,

LC

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Heather (Where's the Beach) May 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

Oh boooo on the rain. I’m a fan of working and playing a little more emphasis on the play of course ;-) I got in my work (elliptical) and now I’m off to play (aka sitting butt on beach).
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

you, my dear, deserve it all!

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Emz May 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

Looks amazing!!
Have a blast!

Thanks for the vitamin info. Copied & pasted. Love it.
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

i have more nutrition handouts, i should email them to you!

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Kim K May 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

wow looks and sounds like you and the hubs are having a super productive and fun time! that house looks amazing!

work = *supposed* to swim tonight
play = lunch out with former coworkers
lame – it all sounds so lame!
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

doesn’t sound lame to me! former coworkers… do they miss you? I bet so!

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Jess May 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

Awesome! Love the work mixed in with play. Keep on keepin’ on – especially where the wine is concerned, hehe
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

that’s the best part, you know it! ;-)

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Lisa May 24, 2012 at 10:38 am

Sounds like your having an amazing time so far! You guys deserve to enjoy yourself!! Hopefully the rain will clear up soon! Yay for wine! Tonight I’m enjoying wine night with my girlfriends :)
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

enjoy that girls night. Those are great memories in the making!

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Abby @ Change of Pace May 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

Sounds like FUN! Hope the rain goes away so you can fully enjoy all the island has offer!
My work today – work (boo)
My play – either a run or ride and then pack for camping!
Keep enjoying yourself!! And post more pics. We can live vicariously through you.
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

i will try! As soon as it stops raining, i’m all about the photos!

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Alexandra May 24, 2012 at 11:23 am

Sounds like so much fun! And those raw cookies look delish :)
I’ll send some of this sun your way, go away rain!!
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

think its working! keep the sun coming. hehe

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile May 24, 2012 at 11:31 am

Yay, hope you have a great time!
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

thank you Brittany! i’ll will try, haha.
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katie May 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Can I work and play with YOU guys?!

Ahhhh the pool and beach, would be so sweet to be at either right now!

<3
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

the beach and sun are calling your name. xoxo
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Sam @ Fit for My Fork May 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Looks and sounds like a beautiful place. Have a wonderful time!
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

thank you sam!

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teabagginit May 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

oh my – that place looks amazing! and what a great getaway to truly enjoy your work!
my work today – was the elliptical; my play today – hanging out with j at the (almost) end of a long week!
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

enjoy it friend! well deserved!

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Melissa May 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Wowza! looks fabulous!

Not sure what my play will be today. All I know about so far is the work part :-(
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

its almost 5, yes? Hope the sun is shining in TX!

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katie @KatieDid May 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

What a life! Looks like a blast so far. Today I played in the grass- slack lining and reading. And my “work” was reading abotu wine and cheeses to prep for a job I landed :) !
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

i want to know more about this job!

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jobo May 24, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Oh I love this opportunity for you!! Sounds like such a great one, God-blessed, and a fun one too! I wish I was there! My work/play today is ran this morning before my flight and now en route home!! Not much work in there ;-) haha.
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

i think you worked by getting on a long flight. Now go hug M!

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Work is in place! Kitchen time is calling me. Play time comes this weekend as we are heading to the lake! Enjoy your time there in paradise!
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

oh you need that lake time. CHill, bake, love on those boys. Love you!

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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf May 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Looks and sounds like a great opportunity for you both. The pool and wine look divine. Hope the rain stays away.
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

thanks Christine, it’s finally going away. YEA!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies May 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

You are living the life right now – that’s sounds like an absolutely perfect combo of “work” and play!! I’m mostly working this week, crazy busy!, but this weekend should be a great refresher in our soon-to-be home. :)
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

oh you move so soon!! Get my room ready, k?

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm

you guys deserve this! work + play all in one is the best!! hope you are enjoying yourselves. :)
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

thank you! i will do as told. enjoy!

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kalli May 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm

oh so excited and jeolous of you all at the same time! but you guys deserve it for sure. enjoy that wine for me!
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LCCotter May 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

you know i can take care of that!

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean May 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm

looks amazing!!
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Meg May 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

my work? leg day ;) and a biochemistry lecture…

play? dinner date with a friend! :)
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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 7:59 am

hope you enjoyed that dinner friend. Happy Friday!

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Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition May 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Rain rain go away!
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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:54 pm

keep sayin it! maybe it will work. hehe
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Tessa @ Amazing Asset May 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Well you certainly deserve all of this… work and play together, but let’s hope it’s more play :)
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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 7:03 am

thanks tessa! and let’s hope the rain clears too. Phew!

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Lou May 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Raining here too, boo.

Work = actual work tonight… Lou the Tapas cook
Play = yoga class this morning, hello hip openers :)
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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 7:03 am

yea for yoga!! love it lou!

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Kierston May 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Raw fuel looks tasty! Just got back from the gym :)

rain, rain, go away ;)
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Kath (My Funny Little Life) May 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Looks gorgeous. I could just dive into that pool right now! :D How kind that you’re hosted!
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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 7:04 am

yes, we are blessed to know such kind people. Like you!

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julie May 25, 2012 at 7:34 am

um is chris single…

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

he’s married and in his 40′s. haha. I’m still looking out for you!
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Ella May 25, 2012 at 8:10 am

I’m mostly working this week, crazy busy!, but this weekend should be a great refresher in our soon-to-be home. Thanks for sharing.
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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 10:16 am

oh you need a vacation. Wanna come stay here. ;-)

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Nichole May 25, 2012 at 8:41 am

I’d take rainy in the Bahamas right now over sunny…OK maybe not but it’s tempting. I’m on my laptop in the sun, does that count? :)

I’ll wish those clouds away as well! glad you’re making the most of it!

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 10:15 am

it’s hard to complain when i am on a tropical island. yes, life is hard. ;-)

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 25, 2012 at 9:14 am

Raw cookies, baked cookies, cookie dough… you name it – I’ll eat it!
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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 10:14 am

i knew i could count on you. haha

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Lisa May 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

Sounds magical….and a great balance of work and play!
I graded papers this morning, and also went on a walk with my mom….I’m planning a date with my sauna, and some play time in the kitchen later too!
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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm

enjoy that sauna. I love it! such a good relaxer. ;-)

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Jonathan Aluzas May 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

Staff training session at 10:30am. Should be tough but fun.
Gardening in the afternoon, tending to the tomatoes, zucchini and greens.
Maybe a hike in the late afternoon.

All good.
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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm

ohh send me some veggies!

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Klh May 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Work and play…the only way it’d be better was if it were just play!.
Although your work seems like play ;)

Miss you lady!
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Liz May 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Gosh, I don’t swim much these days but I’d gladly crank out the yardage to swim in that pretty pool!

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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

oh I agree! and to get a tan. haha.
BTW, congrats on your ebook!! i need to buy it!

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Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) May 29, 2012 at 7:42 am

Yes, a tan! I always used to love when we’d go on training trips for swimming because we’d get the best tans, ha. Thank you for the congrats, I actually just bought your healthy bites e-book because I’ve been meaning to for months and this just reminded me!

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity May 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

now that it’s the weekend….no work. just play! flying home to see the family this weekend!
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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm

yea! family time!! enjoy and cheers!

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife May 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I think I could put up with rain to be somewhere so beautiful and wonderful! Enjoy every minute – you deserve it!
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LCCotter May 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm

yes, i agree. rain or shine it’s still a tropical getaway! happy weekend friend.

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Andrea Smith May 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Wow… that pool looks huge! I’d love to swim on that place. And just to add, those raw fuel cookies look nice and crispy, are they made from nuts?
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