Ok, so I didn’t make 30 days but I’m right back on the horse today. The Wellfleet Oyster Festival for all its succulently slurping oysters and cold beer was a mere bump on my road to 30 days. As a matter of fact I will start the clock again. Remember no one is perfect unless they are 6 feet under and that just shucks, I mean sucks. Look at these pictures, they scream good times.
Arriving late on Saturday, 4pm, allowed us to to avoid parking in Eastham and paying $20. However, main street was still crowded, with a fair amount of well lubricated patrons. In the spirit of AP I can say we weren’t having fun yet and not so happy. That will happen with 2 kids after being in the car for 2 hours and 15 minutes. They just wanted to head to our friends house and play with their kids. Kristen and I decide “hell we drove all this way, we will go to the festival”.
We pay $10 to park at the local church, walk the short distance to the entrance of main street, pay $5 per adult and immediately pound a dozen oysters. I like my oysters with just a squeeze of fresh lemon, sometimes a drop of horseradish-heavy cocktail sauce, but just an eye drop.
I usually can’t go anywhere without recognizing someone I know and at this point I have already recognized two people I know, one is the cofounder of Reach the Beach. By Sunday I saw 5 people I know.
We did our damage and the next morning, we woke up to this,
Our host and I took off for a morning run along the Wellfleet harbor. The weather Sunday was a bit chilly to say the least, about 20 degrees cooler than Saturday. For lunch we hit up Mac’s Shack, insert thirsty beverage picture now.
In the end I drank more beer than water. I could have eaten healthier, I could have run longer. Instead, I enjoyed my family, my friends and 20,000 other oyster loving party people. So I will take my first mulligan in my 30 days to fit and healthy. (Yes, a Wellfleet cop told me 20k attended Saturday. I believe it).
Our final tally was about 14 dozen oysters between five people, including my 8 year old daughter who quite frankly was like a seagull chasing its last meal. We couldn’t keep her away.
Today, Monday, its back to eating healthy. Green drink, coffee, eggs/spinach, water for breakfast. Lunch, egg sandwich water. Snack, hummus, pickles, orange peppers, crackers, water. NO OYSTERS
Workout; 5 mile run sporting some sweet Inov-8 gear..