Canoa – a rainy sunrise to a clear sunset!

I was so amped to start my morning off with an amazing workout after scouting out a course yesterday. Well, the “sunrise” brought rain and just for a moment I debated my on my plans. What? It’s just water, let’s do this!

Goal: A warmup run to a strengthening set and ending with a yoga stretching session.

The jog is through the park and leads me towards the water. Apparently not many people were up for a mud run, so I had the whole road to myself.

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Time for some muscle building! A simple pull up bar and bench is all I need. This has got to be my favorite bench press that I’ve ever come across!

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After the upper body workout I head towards the sand for a jog to fire up the legs… and a quick (overcast) handstand photo!

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I start to tune in on my breathing as I prepare for my yoga on the beach!

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Turns out it’s not in rain or shine (enter sad and slightly pouty face here).

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Oh well, the sun is starting to smile so now I’ll show you the brighter side of Canoa!

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With this town being popular within the surf community, there are several hotels and hostels that line the streets and beach. I actually think there are more hostels than there are restaurants or cafe’s.

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Here are some street sights that caught my eye!

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Notice this structure is a ceviche restaurant on the left, a mini market in the middle and a home to the right. It’s very typical here for families to live and work from the same building.

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Once you reach the water, you’ve got your pick amongst little food vendors, jewelry shops or typical bar shacks.

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As I was finishing up my walk I met this group of surf instructors and bartenders. No English was spoken, so this connection was based off of my broken Spanish and a constant game of charades.

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The daylight starts to dim and I treat myself to a sunset. Notice the complimentary snack is popcorn and plantain chips, classic!

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The night brings more energy with new friends! She’s from Spain and he’s Peruvian (two of my favorite countries) and now they live in Ecuador. With a sincere invite, they encourage me to visit them in the popular beach town of Montañita. We shall see mis amigos!

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One thought on “Canoa – a rainy sunrise to a clear sunset!

  1. Jill

    The bench press looks like it was made by the Flintstones!

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