Monday, 24 March 2008

EASTER MONDAY BREAKFAST ON THE BEACH

BREAKFAST
This morning Max and I had breakfast at Mount Martha beach. It was a beautiful spot to sit and have a peaceful breakfast. Max was down there doing a 4 kilometre (2.4 miles) swim with some of his friends. So I thought I would take some breakfast down there for when he finished. I had muesli and yoghurt and Max had 7 vitabrits and a banana followed by some orange juice. After the breakfast we came home and then he went off for an 80 km (50 mile) bike ride.
Max is madly training for his next major sporting event. It is the Australian Ironman on 6th April at Port Macquarie in NSW. In this event he swims 3.8 kilometres(2.36miles) rides 180 kms(112miles) and runs 42.2km(26.2miles) all straight after each other. It is one hell of an event. This year he hopes to finish in 11 hours. This is why we call him Mad Max.

52 comments:

Jodie said...

Well it is no wonder he needs 7 vita brits !!!

shabby chic said...

That is one beautifull view to have some breakfast too. I bet it was a lovely breakfast.
Sounds like he is traing very hard 50 mile bike ride!. My legs would be so stiff!
take care x Dominique

Tara said...

Alison

What a lovely Easter you had, love the view!

Max sure sounds like he has endurance to finish such a race!

Good luck to him!
:0)
Tara

love.boxes said...

So cool that Max likes to do that stuff though. Hope your Easter day was perfect!

Alecia said...

Oh, I would love to have breakfast there! What a gorgeous view!

XOXO

Alecia

Cathy said...

I would have loved to join you for coffee in that beautiful spot this morning. It's so cold here still, I don't think springtime is ever going to arrive.

Have a great day.
xoxo
Cath

dede warren said...

Oh my Alison, that's quite a man you have there! I am always impressed by those who do these things. I will be thinking of him and wishing him well.

bluemuf said...

Just a lovely place to have breakfast. So Beautiful.
Max is going to be in great shape after all this training.
Karen

Michelle said...

what a beautiful view! and I wish him luck in the race!

Sandra Evertson said...

What a beautiful spot, hoping you and yours had a wonderful Happy Easter!
Sandra Evertson

Dolly said...

What a perfect spot to have breakfast with hubby!
The blue sky, the calm water and pretty sand....ohhhhh wish I was there!

We will be rooting for Max!!!

Hugz, Dolly

Lori said...

Mad Max indeed...i am tired just reading about it:) i wish him all the best at his next competition...and how lovely to have a breakfast at the beach!!! that sounds just heavenly...

Tracie said...

Alison,
What a beautiful place to have breakfast - I can almost smell the salt air.

Good luck to Max (we know he won't need it!).
xo~Tracie and Shayne

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi Alison, how lucky are you to have breaky down at the beach, 7 vita brits gosh I'm lucky to fit in 2 but I guess he needs it with all that training, good luck! Thank-you for dropping by and kind words, Hope you have had a wonderful Easter Break.

Hugs
Kirstie.

Counting Your Blessings said...

What a lovely way to spend ANY breakfast! And I'd certainly fall over dead if I tried to do any competition like that. I'd need more than food... =) Blessings... Polly

Maria said...

OMG that view is AMAZING!. What a great way to have breakfast.

hugs, maria

Meredith Teagarden said...

Max sounds amazing and well named by y'all! Good luck to him and beautiful breakfast scene:).

Shabbyfufu said...

Thank you for your kind condolences Alison, I truly appreciate that:-). WOW....Max must truly be Superman!

PAINT MINE PINK said...

ohmygosh Alison i feel tired just reading about how fit Max is. Mad Max indeed! LOL

How sweet your brekky must have been :)

Luv Shann
xo

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful spot for a breakfast picnic!

Katherine

Sue said...

Im exhausted, and Im just sitting reading! I wish I had half his energy, I wish him luck!
Sue

jennalee said...

Looks like a wonderful spot to share a breakfast. Happy Easter to you as well.

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Alison! Oh my, what a beautiful place to enjoy breakfast. Good luck to Max with his training! Completing an ironman is quite and accomplishment - one I don't think I'd even try... :o)
-Karoline

Peta said...

Godd luck to Max, and yes, he does sound quite mad!

Gail McCormack said...

Goodness Alison it makes me tired just reading what Max will do in one day! Ellie and I just did the Dunns Rd, Racecourse Rd, Bentons Rd, block, we are exhausted,I'm sure Max would laugh at us.
Loved your brekky photos, we are very lucky to live in such a wonderful spot.
Good luck to Mad Max
p.s. no wonder I can never find any Vita Brits left on the Super Market shelf....they're all in your pantry!

Natasha Burns said...

Happy Easter Alison! Wow Max is incredibly fit, I can't believe it!!! i'm tired just thinking about it!

Blanca said...

What a beautiful spot for breakfast. And what dedication on his part that is some strenuous work. Good luck to Mad Max.

Blanca

Deb said...

What a breathtaking view to take in while enjoying your breakfast! Good luck to Max in his training. Australian Ironman sounds like an amazing sporting event - do they televise it ?

Linda said...

Alison, what a beautiful spot to enjoy breakfast.
Good luck to Max in the up coming event. Linda

Susan Tuttle said...

Heavenly! What a beautiful photo - I can just imagine being there - the salty smell on the breeze, the sound of the waves. I want some of that!

Susan
xo

NeereAnDear said...

What a gorgeous view... couldnt think of a lovelier place to have breakfast...

Must say that is quite a long trekk... how wonderful to live with someone who cares so much for his physical well being...

By the way .... that creation you have a few posts down... verrrry nice job

HUGS

JO

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow Alison! What a beautiful place to have breakfast. I wish your Max a wondertime during his Iron Man competition!
Penny

Cookie said...

What a great place to start your day. I enjoyed reading your post. This was my first visit to your blog. I'm glad that I stumbled in.

Happy Day,
Cookie

Joy said...

Alison, what a sweet idea to bring brekky down the the beach... :) WOW, I can't believe your hubby - what stamina that must take! He must love self-inflicted pain -lol!
Mad Max indeed! ;)

BittersweetPunkin said...

Breakfast on the beach looks wonderful!! I cannot wait for our weather to turn so we can go to the beach!
hugs,
Robin

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

What a gorgeous view! Best of luck to Max with the training!

Vickie said...

Beautiful photo. I'm impressed. That is dedication.

Brook said...

What a lovely way to enjoy breakfast!!! Beautiful view.
Thanks for all your visits.

XO
Brook

Nora Lee said...

What a beautiful view to have while relaxing for breakfast...it just makes me feel refreshed thinking about it!

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful setting to have breakfast. I can only dream about being at the beach since it is still too cold for that where we live.
xo
jeanne

Alison Boon said...

We too had Easter at the beach. Where else would anyone want it?

Annie said...

What could be better than breakfast on the beach. I like the look of your creation too. Well done!

Tutti Chic said...

What a gorgeous view to look at while having breakfast! You better keep feeding your iron man with all his hard training! YIkES!xo chris

COLLS GARDEN said...

Alison, are you sure 7 Vita Brits is enough?
Hugs, Coll :-}

Blue House Mom said...

That view is so beautiful. How wonderful for you to be able to enjoy breakfast on the beach. Max sounds amazing!

Monica said...

Wowzers! If I only had have the energy of MAD MAX!!
Hope your having a wonderful week :)

Mandii said...

Alison,
What a lovely thing to do! And what a veiw!! Couldnt get better really.Hope you had a great easter
Mands

Amy said...

wow he must have alot of get up and go and what discipline to exercise that hard. Good for you and him :-)

Vintage Tea said...

Alison,

stop by my blog i've given you an award!

Victoria xx

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

How is it that I have never been to your blog????
I would KILL to swim in the morning! That setting looked wonderful!!!!!!

Lola Enchanted said...

Hello! I just wanted to stop by and thank you so much for the uplifing comment you made on my blog! Every little bit helps during my difficult time! I appreciate your time and comment!
Thank you so very much! You can mend a heart!!!!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

dear Alison - I am jealous what a lovely way to start the morning !! :-)

And Max? Go Max go!!!!