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Weekend Wrapup: Cocoa Beach

Two days off in 4 days? Really? Yep!

I had Friday off and I’m fortunate to have today off also, after working 11 days straight. This might just count as a weekend. On Friday, Tabatha and I decided to make it a beach day, because that’s just what you do on a winter day in Florida.

I had never been to Cocoa Beach, and I heard it was the best (and closest) beach near Orlando, so I picked up Tabby around 11am and we headed out. On the drive there, it was a bright and sunny 75 degrees, but when we started getting closer, it got cloudy and we freaked out.


Thankfully, by the time we got there it was clearing up, so we we settled in to eat our Publix subs and drink our beachy beers.


We met some really cool kids our age also from the Orlando area (since apparently Cocoa Beach is all Orlando twenty-somethings and retirees during the week) and played some volleyball.

Afterwards, we went to Coconuts on the Beach, an awesome tiki bar-style restaurant right on the sand, and picked up a Malibu bucket. It was my day off, we were on the beach, and fruity drinks had to be involved.


Thankfully, the sun was brightly shining and I finally got to lay out. I’m trying to recover from a long winter of looking like I’m related to Casper.

I had to do some handstands since I’ve been practicing at the gym. They’re pretty awkward, and it’s quite obvious my parents never put me in gymnastics as a kid, but at least I can stay up for a few seconds!


After Malibu buckets, Coconuts, and sandstands (see what I did there?), we drove up to another bar/ club recommended to us by a waitress on our way out of town. It was a bar with a sand patio and live music on the port called Milliken’s Reef, and we had a great time there too. My phone died by then, so I have no evidence of our shenanigans.

We made it back to Orlando in the evening after an incredible day off at the beach, and it’s safe to say I’m officially ready for summer. Or “hot season,” in Florida. (Florida has two seasons: Hot and Christmas.) And as for today? Another day off catching up on errands, and Crossfit may happen.


I’m wondering…


What do you do on your days off? What’s your favorite nearby place to “staycation” to?

Sadly, most of my off days are spent running around doing errands, so I never really get to relax. My new favorite “staycation” place is definitely Cocoa Beach, but when I was back in Gainesville, I loved escaping to Ginnie Springs. Nothing makes me quite as happy as relaxing in the sun near a big body of water.

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I am a college student that is trying to stay physically fit and eat healthy. We all know how hard this is, so I am trying to post some tips, and get some discussions started so we can all learn from each other.


  1. My bf’s brother and fiancé live near Cocoa. My boyfriend and his brother always went to Cocoa beach when they were students at UCF. I’ll be there in a few times in the next two months for their wedding fun!

  2. Yay for finally some time off after many working days.
    We had a long weekend here also but it poured for the whole time so we sat at home doing nothing!!!!
    i hear you re day off = errands 🙁
    Very brave to do handstands by the way – I think I’ve outgrown them 😉

  3. Those handstands are impressive! I can’t even do one on solid ground!

    I like to explore my own backyard. It’s amazing what’s around you. Plus, I just like spending time with a few friends… and my dog, of course.

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  4. LOL @ “summer and Christmas” sooo true!

  5. I just stumbled on your blog after seeing you post about waking up early on Pinterest. Love it all! I grew up on Cocoa Beach! It’s where we got married too, even though we live in NorCal now. I am going back in April to take my daughter to her first FL beach 🙂

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