Mid-Week Check in from Puerto Vallarta

Yes, I know there are emails, comments, links and such to get to, comment on, et cetera, et cetera. Here's why I've been so lax. First, a view from our master bedroom terrace, past one of the two guest bedrooms,  with me on the living room terrace (this is one huge condo, in excess of 3,000 square feet).

Rn on veranda

Now, down at the pool, a daily affair.

Rn in pool

And what would a trip to a place like this be without a huge platter of grilled fruit de mer? All to myself? This one had fish, a lobster, octopus, shrimp, prawns, mussels, and crab. It was excellent. This was at La Laguna Tino's.

Fuit de mere

Maybe a post or two more a bit later, unless I get sidetracked, which as you can see is quite possible.

Richard Nikoley

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  1. Erin in Flagstaff on February 18, 2009 at 07:57

    Sheesh. I am jealous! I had to scrape ice off my windshield this morning.

    The scenery looks great, the food looks great, and you look great. Have fun!

  2. Tom on February 18, 2009 at 10:38

    You look a full twenty years younger than your 'before' pics. It's like "Benjamin Button"…you have literally lost a year in age for every month you've eaten this way.

  3. Nancy R. on February 18, 2009 at 12:35

    Richard, it's nice of you to check in with us, but I think everyone would understand if you just let things go dark for awhile. Have a great time, you're in paradise! Lucky guy.

  4. man_is_obsolete on February 18, 2009 at 15:17

    We need new progress pictures–stat!

  5. Monica on February 18, 2009 at 07:30

    Wow, Richard! You're looking great, too! This is going to encourage me to get out and do more of those high intensity workouts. Because after all, it's only 5 months to wedding dress time!!

  6. Paleo Newbie on February 18, 2009 at 17:23

    Tasty food!

  7. minneapolis J on February 18, 2009 at 20:19

    Richard is 48 going on 35…..haha.

  8. Richard Nikoley on February 18, 2009 at 12:37

    We're well settled in here, now, the place is so nice that we're really only venturing out in the late afternoon for dinner, and blogging (at least like this) isn't work at all.

    But thanks. I really appreciate my readers.

  9. Richard Nikoley on February 19, 2009 at 06:02

    Hopefully soon, by end of Feb.

  10. Rory on February 20, 2009 at 04:57

    Did you eat that whole platter there by yourself? It looks delicious, but I think I could barely manage about a third of that!

  11. Selwyn on February 20, 2009 at 08:03

    All I can say is the food looks so good that it is really, truly food porn!

  12. Richard Nikoley on February 20, 2009 at 07:02

    Couldn't finish it all. I probably got about 85% of it.

  13. minneapolis J on February 20, 2009 at 19:24

    Is it just me or is it noticeable that Richard is pretty muscular. You can tell by looking at his scapular region. He looks to have added good muscle tone from the other pictures.

  14. Richard Nikoley on February 21, 2009 at 07:25

    Workin' on it. Thanks, J. This week on the beach I've been doing sprints just about every day. I'm really getting to like them, and what I've been finding is I can get way more intensity with short quick strides rather than long strides. I did four sprints yesterday managing the best intensity yet, and I woke up this morning very tight and toned all over, as if I had done a full body workout yesterday.

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